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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor James’ Statement on the Abortion Ban Bill in the Missouri Legislature
Posted May 16, 2019

Mayor Sly James made the following statement in response to the Missouri Senate advancing a dangerous bill that would ban abortions at eight weeks, with no exception for rape, incest or human trafficking, while also including criminal penalties for non-complying physicians: … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor James’ Statement on the Passing of Henry Bloch
Posted April 23, 2019

Mayor James made the following statement upon learning of Henry Bloch’s passing: Henry was a great man and a tremendous entrepreneur. He personified the term “corporate citizen” and was a tireless champion for Kansas City. Henry and Marion’s legacy and … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Our Children’s Future Will Always Be the Right Cause
Posted April 3, 2019

Mayor Sly James shared the following remarks regarding the outcome of the citywide election on Tuesday, April 2: “While we didn’t get the result we wanted from the election, I’m extremely proud of our group of stakeholders who have put … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor James Responds to the Shooting Outside Central Academy of Excellence
Posted February 13, 2019

Mayor James issued the following statement in response to Tuesday night’s shooting outside Central Academy of Excellence: Last night, our community lost another young person to gun violence, again at the hands of a young person who had no trouble … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Joni Wickham Receives 2019 Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service
Posted February 11, 2019

Joni Wickham, Chief of Staff to Kansas City Mayor Sly James, has been named recipient of the 2019 Governor Mel Carnahan Award for Public Service. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions through public service, both paid and … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor James Commends KCPS on Highest-Ever Annual Progress Report Score
Posted February 1, 2019

Mayor Sly James issued the following statement regarding Kansas City Public Schools’ impressive results on Missouri’s Annual Progress Report: I commend KCPS leadership, teachers and students on earning the district’s highest-ever score on the state’s Annual Progress Report. This is … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor James to Host Series of Town Hall Meetings on Pre-K Plan
Posted January 21, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri – Mayor Sly James will host a series of town hall meetings to talk with residents about the importance of early childhood education in Kansas City. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the plan … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James Lauds KC Chamber and Civic Council Endorsement of Pre-K Plan
Posted December 17, 2018

Mayor Sly James issued the following statement in response to the Boards of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and The Civic Council of Greater Kansas City endorsing the plan to ensure every 4-year-old in Kansas City has access … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James Responds to Kansas City Public Schools’ Statement on Pre-K Plan
Posted December 13, 2018

Mayor Sly James issued the following statement in response to Kansas City Public Schools’ announcement regarding the Pre-K plan: “I thank Dr. Bedell and his fellow superintendents for their insights throughout the process of building and refining our plan to … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James’ Statement in Support of Jason Kander
Posted October 2, 2018

Mayor Sly James today provided the following statement in response to Jason Kander’s withdrawal from the Kansas City mayoral race: “I’m proud of Jason for having the courage to share his struggle, and for doing what he needs to do … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mary Jane Judy Named New President of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
Posted September 26, 2018

Mayor Sly James announced today that Mary Jane Judy will be the new president of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. Judy has served on the Board as a commissioner since 2013 and will become the fourth female president … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James Announces 2018 Cohort for Innovation Partnership Program
Posted July 27, 2018

Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today announced six partners for the 2018 Innovation Partnership Program. The program, in its fourth year, provides a unique opportunity for startups to develop a use case and allows City Hall to explore, … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James, Local Leaders Dedicate Convention Center Grand Ballroom in Honor of Mayor Kay Barnes
Posted June 29, 2018

Mayor Sly James and local leaders joined today to honor former Mayor Kay Barnes for her eight years of service and transformative work to redevelop the city’s downtown. Officials dedicated the Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom in her honor … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Statement from Mayor Sly James on the Resignation of Governor Eric Greitens
Posted May 29, 2018

Kansas City, Mo – Mayor Sly James gave the following statement in response to the resignation of Governor Eric Greitens: “It’s sad and unfortunate that our state has had to witness politics at its worst. Missourians need their leaders to … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Missouri Mayors United for Progress Convenes, Signs Articles of Incorporation
Posted May 7, 2018

Today, Mayor Sly James convened a meeting of the Missouri Mayors United for Progress (MMUP) to discuss important legislative issues facing municipalities, tactics for increasing citizen engagement and to formalize the organization’s articles of incorporation. “We have taken another critical … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
MLK Advisory Group to Hold Public Hearings
Posted April 23, 2018

Kansas City, Missouri – The MLK Advisory Group will hold public hearings to provide community members an opportunity to share their ideas for how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Kansas City, Missouri. See the full schedule of … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
MLK Advisory Group to Convene Friday
Posted April 18, 2018

The MLK Advisory Group will convene for its first meeting Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center. Prior to soliciting public testimony at upcoming public hearings, the group plans to review the legality … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James, local leaders voice opposition to Missouri Legislature’s Proposed Sales Tax Cap
Posted April 11, 2018

Today, Mayor Sly James and area leaders gathered to oppose legislation, including House Bill 2168, that would restrict the City’s ability to collect voter-approved sales taxes. Sales taxes account for 25% of the city’s budget and funds critical city services … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Mayor Sly James Forms City Group to Identify Possible Martin Luther King, Jr., Designations
Posted April 6, 2018

Today, Mayor Sly James announced a special group of trusted community members who have been asked to make a recommendation for a Martin Luther King, Jr., designation in the city. James will ask the group to engage the broader community … Read More »

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Thursday, 23, May, 2019
Missouri Mayors United for Progress Convenes in Jefferson City
Posted February 14, 2018

Group joined the Missouri Department of Transportation to urge state legislature to pass a primary seat and all driver prohibition on texting while driving Jefferson City, MO – Mayor Sly James convened 50 and additional local government stakeholders from around … Read More »

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