TOPIC 1: CHANGING PROSPECTS
Councilman Jermaine Reed wants to change the name of Prospect Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. This, he says, along with economic initiatives can revitalize and rehabilitate the Prospect area, hard hit by crime and violence.
TOPIC 2: DE JA VIEW(S)
Last week, Woody and Yael had dueling roasts and toasts about a familiar topic–the Kansas City E-Tax. The catalyst was Tom Hoenig’s recommendation that Kansas City dump it.
TOPIC 3: POLITICAL NEWS
Robin Carnahan announces that she won’t seek re-election as Secretary of State and won’t run for any other office. Others are indicating they will run for the Democratic nomination. There’s speculation that Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders might be among them.
TOPIC 4: ANSWERED PRAYERS?
The Mission city government has exempted churches and some nonprofit groups from the controversial driveway tax.