Seg. 1: New KCK Mayor Says He's Always On The Job. Seg. 2: Finding A Road For Martin Luther King Jr. | KCUR

Seg. 1: New KCK Mayor Says He's Always On The Job. Seg. 2: Finding A Road For Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 3, 2018

Segment 1: New mayor and CEO of Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, says he's tapped into family's "longstanding commitment to the community." 

In his first Up To Date interview since taking office, David Alvey admits he's doing a lot of listening as he settles into his new role. Today, he explained how he's approaching several issues facing his city and county, including the continuing call for a new grocery store and YMCA downtown, "shift-trading" by firefighters, and how income generated in western Wyandotte County can benefit developments on the east side.

  • David Alvey, mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

Segment 2, beginning at 27:14: Community leaders turn to the ballot box in effort to rename The Paseo after slain civil rights leader.

Kansas City, Missouri, is believed to be one of the biggest cities in the country without a thoroughfare named after Martin Luther King Jr. After the city's Parks and Recreation Board rebuffed a renaming proposal for The Paseo, leaders in the black community want to see principle guide policy. To that end, we learned about a new petition initiative to get the issue in front of local voters.

The March & Rally for Peace will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, at Victorious Life Church, 3400 Paseo, Kansas City, Missouri 64109. The rally begins at 7 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church, 2411 E. 27th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64127. For more information, visit SCLCGKC.org.