Borrowing, perhaps, from David Letterman, Yael has unveiled a “Top Ten” list of what he believes are area priorities. Near the top is the question of local control of the Kansas City Police Department. The commission studying the issue of local versus state control issued its report. Did the commission make the right decision?
Another commission, this one studying the city charter, has made several recommendations. One involves changing the city council’s structure from both in-district and at-large seats to in-district only. Is changing the council’s structure a good idea?
A Missouri appeals court has ruled that cities cannot use “red light” camera technology to ticket drivers who ignore traffic signals. Supporters of the cameras warn of the safety implications. There’s also an economic component for Kansas City, Mo. and it is considerable. How will the decision affect the city’s budget? More and more complaints and concerns about the Affordable Care Act are being heard from both Republicans and Democrats and from members of the public who are seeing their insurance policies cancelled. President Obama has “apologized” and vowed to correct the problems. How do you reform the reformation?