Ask people in Kansas City, Kansas what it means to have a unified government, and you’ll get some interesting answers.
“Kansas City is like Australia,” says Hannah Milner, a stay-at-home mom who has lived in KCK for seven years. “They’re a country and a continent. We’re a county and a city.”
Despite this strong metaphor, Milner admits, “I don’t really understand the government side of things.”
That’s a fairly common sentiment in the Kansas City area. So let’s go back in time to see how the unified government developed, and what it means for KCK today.