During difficult economic times, there are two ways that a city can improve its financial situation — cut expenses and increase revenue. But it takes much more than a balanced budget for a city to thrive. It takes citizens who care deeply and take action — people like Linda Callon and Mark Forsythe.
Linda Callon is an activist on the city’s West Side. She mobilized an effort to improve the neighborhood sprayground by adding shade so the children could enjoy the park all summer.
Mark Forsythe, a former neighborhood president, learned that an electric car company was looking to relocate, and he contacted the city’s Economic Development Corporation. Because of his initiative, an electric car plant is being built that will employ 200 people.
Look around and imagine what you might be able to accomplish. If we are going to weather this economic storm, we all need to be part of the solution.
Kansas City Council, Fourth District, in-district