Some say that local government is the toughest branch, because it’s closest to the people.
For Mission, Kansas Mayor Steve Schowengerdt, it's easy.
“If you're honest and talk straight the people tell you what they want and what they don't like and you adjust,” he says.
Schowengerdt stopped by KCUR studios to talk with Up To Date host Steve Kraske about the meatiest issues on Mission's table.
Here are five questions Kraske asked the Mayor: