Jim Rice http://kcur.org en KC Charter Commission Recommends Stronger Mayor http://kcur.org/post/kc-charter-commission-recommends-stronger-mayor <p>The Kansas City Charter Review Commission has agreed on the basics of the proposal it will send the city council.</p><p>Most commission members agreed with Mayor Sly James that the mayor should have more power, including the authority to fire the city manager.</p><p>Commission member Jim Rice is a long-time area health executive and political observer. He says he doubts the issue of mayoral power will go to the voters.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:32:33 +0000 Steve Bell 45594 at http://kcur.org Charter Commission Takes As Long As Needed http://kcur.org/post/charter-commission-takes-long-needed <p></p><p>The commission assigned the job of deciding whether the City Charter for Kansas City, Mo. needs change&nbsp;heard an admonition Wednesday&nbsp;from a longtime civic activist. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:59:58 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39988 at http://kcur.org Charter Commission Takes As Long As Needed