Jim Rice

The Kansas City Charter Review Commission has agreed on the basics of the proposal it will send the city council.

Most commission members agreed with Mayor Sly James that the mayor should have more power, including the authority to fire the city manager.

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.

Charter Commission Takes As Long As Needed

Jul 11, 2013
Dan Verbeck / KCUR

The commission assigned the job of deciding whether the City Charter for Kansas City, Mo. needs change heard an admonition Wednesday from a longtime civic activist.