Mayor of KC in St. Louis for a two-day visit; Blues game, public safety on the agenda
ST. LOUIS – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is in St. Louis to visit Mayor Tishuara Jones on Thursday and Friday. The two-day visit will address issues important to both cities and also highlight the importance of collaboration.
The two leaders will also share best practices in public safety, equitable development, etc.
On Thursday night, Mayor Jones and Mayor Lucas will attend the St. Louis Blues home game. The two will then take a tour with the Cops and Clinicians program. City officials say the program has taken more than 2,100 unique cases to help connect the right professional to the right call.
On Friday, leaders will visit the historic Old North district. The area is close to the NGA West campus estimated for $ 1.7 billion.
Later Friday, the two mayors will participate in a roundtable discussion on public safety with the US Department of Justice and community groups. There will also be a neighborhood visit to Dutchtown. This neighborhood uses community violence interruption programs to help reduce gun violence.
Mayor Jones has allocated $ 5.5 million from the US bailout to expand programs like Dutchtown.
There will also be a stop at a daycare to highlight the need to expand childcare options for working families. This was made possible through the adoption of Presiden Biden’s Build Back Better program.
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