Rushed Kansas City Charter Changes Threaten To Cut Out Voters

An apt write-up from Mary Sanchez . . . There's no arguing with her angle . . . Even participants in the process dispute the hurried timeline . . . Take a peek:

"First the City Council, then the public needs to vote on any changes that the commission recommends to the charter. To meet filing deadlines for the August ballot, the council needs to sign off in May.  

"This week, the charter review commission backed off from Lucas’ proposal to change when elections will be held, a shift that would have moved city votes to August for the primary and November for the general election. "

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Kansas City Rushes to Consider Changes to its 'Constitution'

Wait. We, the people, have more to say. We want to be more civically engaged, better informed about elections and consulted on any changes to how our city functions. Those are key sentiments shared with the nine-member Kansas City Charter Review Commission that Mayor Quinton Lucas has charged with proposing changes to how the city runs.