(Kansas City, Missouri) - City Manager Troy Schulte joins a panel of administrators in identifying and discussing the most pressing issues going into Kansas City's municipal elections as the Library continues its series of Citizens Project forums on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
The event, Primary Perspectives: The Administrators' Take on KC's 2015 Elections, begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., and is co-sponsored by the nonpartisan Citizens Association.
Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to choose a new mayor and 12 city council members who will direct the city for the next four years. Each Citizens Project forum features a lineup of experts who examine talking points and what they think should be the candidates' priorities.
Schulte, who has been city manager for nearly 5½ years and previously served as the city's budget director, sits down with Kansas City Finance Director Randy Landes and Alfred Tat-Kei Ho, a University of Kansas professor who specializes in public budgeting and performance management.
Three-time regional Emmy winner Nick Haines of KC public radio station KCPT moderates the discussion.
Nearly 200 people attended the first Citizens Project forum, featuring print and broadcast media representatives, in January. A third and final installment on March 18 will give the stage to outgoing city council members Melba Curls, Ed Ford, Jan Marcason, and John Sharp.
A 6 p.m. reception precedes the program. Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.