"Our goal is to shape Downtown Kansas City into a continuing successful urban place, maintaining our authenticity and affordability, and promoting strategies of economic inclusion in adjacent neighborhoods – overcoming historical racial and socio-economic divides."
As the Black Lives Matter demonstration unfolded Friday afternoon on the south steps of City Hall, one overriding message carried through the crowd and into the streets and neighborhoods of Kansas City. Speaker after speaker, from community leader to elected official called for change. In local police reform. In public health.