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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
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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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor Sly James Recognized for Leadership on Paid Family and Medical Leave
Posted February 6, 2018

Mayor Sly James was recognized last night for his leadership in creating a paid parental leave policy for City employees, making Kansas City among the first cities in the nation to do so. The paid parental leave policy is one … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayors of Nashville and Kansas City Make Friendly Wager on AFC Wildcard Game
Posted January 4, 2018

The upcoming playoff clash between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs  keeps getting more interesting. The two teams meet this weekend for the first time in a playoff game since 1994. Now, the cities’ mayors are raising the stakes. Nashville … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Statement from Mayor James on KCI Resolution
Posted December 21, 2017

“Last month, Kansas Citians stepped up to invest in the future of our City by voting for a new KCI terminal. And today, I’m proud that the City Council took the next step toward ensuring that we build a terminal … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Memo to Council
Posted December 15, 2017

By way of this memo, I’m officially notifying Council and the Clerk that I am referring Resolution 171017 to the Airport Committee. I understand several of you wish to circumvent our standard committee process and consider this legislation in a … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor James Announces Appointments to Communications Team
Posted December 11, 2017

Mayor Sly James announced today the appointment of Laura Swinford as Communications Director. Swinford served as Communications Director for We Are Missouri, the campaign to repeal so-called “Right to Work,” and worked previously as Executive Director of Progress Missouri and … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Hosts Thousands
Posted November 22, 2017

  “The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund is a staple tradition in Kansas City that highlights the generosity of our city and our willingness to help the neediest among us,? Mayor Sly James said today. James and Reid teamed up at … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor James and mayors across the state form Missouri Mayors United for Progress
Posted November 20, 2017

Today Mayor Sly James was joined by 26 mayors from across the State of Missouri to discuss issues that are important to municipal governments. The group voted to form a 501C6 called Missouri Mayors United for Progress. The initial Board … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor Sly James reconvenes Missouri mayors to discuss policy and legislative priorities
Posted November 17, 2017

  Kansas City, Missouri — Monday, Nov. 20, Mayor James will convene mayors from across the state of Missouri to discuss issues that are important to municipal governments. Two major issues on the agenda are transportation funding and the recent … Read More »

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Tuesday, 16, October, 2018
Mayor James Urges Congress to Reject Tax Bill Provisions that Would Cripple Infrastructure, Increases Burden on Kansas City
Posted November 16, 2017

  Kansas City, MO – Mayor Sly James today urged Congress to reject tax bill proposals that would slow economic growth, cripple the City’s ability to deliver critical infrastructure projects, and increase the financial burden of Kansas Citians. “We need … Read More »

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