Dividing The Dotte: Leaders Begin De-consolidation Of Unified Government

Today's life lesson . . .

The broad diversity of this metro community leaves residents with nothing in common and no political will to accomplish important goals to better the lives of residents.

And so . . .

The Dotte seems on it's way to a breakup like some kind of bad Taylor Swift song.

Here's the word . . .

The mayors of Kansas City, Kansas, Edwardsville, and Bonner Springs announced Wednesday they will meet with residents in the coming months to hear complaints and solutions to what they say are mounting financial problems. One possible solution? Breaking apart the Unified Government.

"The three of us mayors recognize the need to review and evaluate the current state of affairs," said Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington.

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Are Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, due for a breakup 25 years after unification?

Citing mounting financial issues with the Unified Government, the mayors of the three biggest cities in Wyandotte County say they're open to hearing from residents about a different form of government.

Leaders to look at modifying or possibly even dissolving Unified Government of Wyandotte County

The mayors of Bonner Springs, Edwardsville and Kansas City, Kansas, announced they're forming a task force to examine this issue.

UG Mayor Garner: Promises made during consolidation never kept, calls for new form of government

More than 25 years after the voters of Wyandotte County signed off on combining the governments of Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County, Mayor/CEO Tyrone Garner says it's time for another change.

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