Four Outgoing City Council Members Examine the Issues In Final Pre-Election Citizens Project Forum

The Citizens Project
Concluding a series of Citizens Project forums, four outgoing city council members join moderator Dave Helling of The Kansas City Star in discussing the most pressing issues going into Kansas City’s April and June municipal elections.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Program: 
6:30 pm
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Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to elect a mayor and 12 city council members who will direct the city for the next four years. What are the talking points? The priorities?

Concluding the second season of Citizens Project forums, outgoing city council members Melba Curls, Ed Ford, Jan Marcason, and John Sharp identify and discuss the issues they believe the candidates ought to be addressing. Dave Helling of The Kansas City Star moderates.

The series is co-presented by the nonpartisan Citizens Association of Kansas City. Two previous discussions featured the perspectives of the media and city administrators.

Mon, 03/09/2015
Steven Woolfolk
Four Outgoing City Council Members Examine the Issues<br> In Final Pre-Election Citizens Project Forum

(Kansas City, Missouri) - A panel of outgoing city council members identifies and discusses the most pressing issues going into Kansas City's municipal primary election - less than three weeks away - as the Library's series of Citizens Project forums concludes Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

The event, Primary Perspectives: The Politicos' 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.

Dave Helling of The Kansas City Star moderates the discussion. On the panel: current 3rd District council member Melba Curls, 2nd District member Ed Ford, 4th District member Jan Marcason, and 6th District member John Sharp.

All, serving second consecutive four-year terms, are ineligible for re-election.

Kansas Citians go to the polls April 7 and again in the June 23 general election to choose a new mayor and 12 city council members who will direct the city for the next four years. Each Citizens Project forum has featured a lineup of experts discussing what they think should be the candidates' priorities.

Two previous forums, featuring print and broadcast media representatives in January and administrators in February, drew a combined 359 attendees.

A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. 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.

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