Nobody in Kansas City feels like they are getting their fair share of public improvements. I frequently hear residents from every corner of the city express concern that all of their tax dollars leave their neighborhood to support some other part of the city. And they are right to feel that way. Decisions about capital improvements and maintenance are often made in a black box without public input or explanation.
But when city leaders make decisions that are in the best interest of the people they serve, then nobody has to feel left out or that they aren’t getting their fair share. This starts with elected leaders who will listen to the people and make policy that reflects our collective values and addresses our challenges.