I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and moved away in 1984. I have been in contact with the Kansas City area and moved back after 20 years.
I have come to the conclusion that if Kansas City wants to become the great city it used to be, then the first thing that needs to be done is to have the entire City Council removed and let Mayor Funkhouser do his job. That is what he was elected to do.
The existing City Council has been so wrapped up with political behavior that they could not work with anyone.