Kansas City City Council http://kcur.org en What's Next For Kemper Arena? City Council Begins Discussion http://kcur.org/post/whats-next-kemper-arena-city-council-begins-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of all the possible plans for </span>Kemper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Arena, the one that changes the building the least is also the least viable for the city.</span></p><p>"Doing nothing doesn't seem to work for anybody," Kansas City Councilman Ed Ford told members of the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee Thursday morning, kicking off a series of meetings to discuss Kemper's future.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:40:40 +0000 Elle Moxley 59068 at http://kcur.org What's Next For Kemper Arena? City Council Begins Discussion Power And Light Building Could Become Apartments With Council Vote http://kcur.org/post/power-and-light-building-could-become-apartments-council-vote <p><strong>&nbsp;Updated 6:11 p.m.:</strong></p><p>The Kansas City City Council has postponed the vote on the Power and Light building so city officials can conduct another hearing on the proposal's financial implications.</p><p><em>The original post begins here:</em></p><p>The Kansas City City Council votes Thursday afternoon on declaring the historic Power and Light Building and several blocks surrounding it a blighted area.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:46:20 +0000 Steve Bell 58661 at http://kcur.org Power And Light Building Could Become Apartments With Council Vote Proposed Kansas City Budget Supports Arts Funding http://kcur.org/post/proposed-kansas-city-budget-supports-arts-funding <p>Kansas City City Manager Troy Schulte submitted his official proposed budget for 2014-2015 to Mayor Sly James Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>The plan calls for an overall 2.7 percent increase in spending. About 40 percent of that $37 million increase will go to start fully funding the city's share of its long underfunded employee pensions.</p><p>Basic services budgets remain at about 2013-2014 levels, but cuts are planned in the municipal court and in jobs at City Hall.</p><p>Schulte did include funds to meet a council commitment to increase spending for arts programs by $325,000.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:05:36 +0000 Steve Bell & Laura Spencer 49847 at http://kcur.org Data Collected On Future Of Arts In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/data-collected-future-arts-kansas-city-0 <p>More than 20 community meetings took place across Kansas City last week – morning, noon and night – to discuss the future of the city’s arts and cultural policy. It’s the first comprehensive review since 1997. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 31329 at http://kcur.org Data Collected On Future Of Arts In Kansas City Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-21-2012 <p>Thursday morning's snowstorm disrupted flights, schools and power, but by Friday Kansas City is getting back on track. That & more news from KCUR.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:27:51 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29377 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: December 20, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-20-2012 <p>The KC metro area experienced its first winter storm. Missouri Senators weighed in on legislation to curb gun violence. Kansas tied for last when it comes to public health preparedness. Those stories &amp; more from KCUR. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 29283 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 20, 2012 Council Passes Changes for Ambulances, Charity Marathons http://kcur.org/post/council-passes-changes-ambulances-charity-marathons <p>Seeking more input on ambulance response times, the <a href="http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/CityOfficials/CityCouncilOffice/index.htm">Kansas City Council</a> increased the number of members on the ambulance service advisory board yesterday and gave that board more authority on recommendations.</p><p style="margin-right: 0.04in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:52:02 +0000 Steve Bell 28651 at http://kcur.org