After losing a court fight and facing a hostile GOP super-majority in Jeff City, the Mayor hopes to rebrand.

Here's part of his pitch tonight . . .

In recent months, Lucas has also secured funding and commitments to provide pay increases this year to all of Kansas City’s police officers.

“Now, it is time that all City employees receive fair wages for their hard work,” Lucas said. “Kansas City cannot run without the women and men picking up our trash, maintaining our sewers, cleaning our parks, answering 911 calls, and inspecting our dangerous buildings, and this year we have set aside funding to ensure every Kansas City worker will receive a raise, including a four percent pay raise for all city workers, and to ensure all know that we value and appreciate them and their families. Fair pay for our workforce is one key part of how we will continue to improve basic service delivery for Kansas City residents.”

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Mayor Lucas delivers State of the City address

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas today delivered his third State of the City Address to the Kansas City Council and to Kansas Citians virtually, where previewed the Kansas City Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget and priorities for the year ahead.

KC mayor seeks raises for city workers, commits millions more in funding for KCPD

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is out with a new budget plan that addresses police funding.In his State of the City address, Lucas said his first priority in the budget is a 4% raise for every city worker."The time for that status quo at City Hall has ended," the mayor