Schulte, whose contract ends Feb. 29, said the biggest message he has for those who come after him is that Kansas City’s redevelopment efforts shouldn't be stalled.
“We have to fight the temptation to declare victory,” he said in the interview. “To look at our history in Kansas City, there’s been a burst of activity followed by a decade or a generation where there’s not much going on. Cities are either moving forward, or they’re falling behind. They can’t just stand still.”
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Days after City Manager Troy Schulte announced that he will retire when his contract expires next year, the longtime Kansas City government figure had a message for those now taking the reins: Keep moving forward. Schulte spoke Wednesday at the Downtown Office Summit hosted by the Downtown Council of Kansas City.