Mayor's New Tools Task Force

Mayor's New Tools Task Force is an initiative to develop a tool box for the distressed areas of Kansas City that have not benefitted fully from the development investments made in selected areas. The Task Force has 30 appointed members with a mission to create and support self-sufficient, sustainable communities while engaging the community in these efforts. The Task Force analyzes policy implementations and other financial considerations to assess the barriers to community development in all perspectives. Over a 9-month period, the residents of these distressed communities formulated the idea to create WEDevelopment, a community development credit union.  Other projects that will help develop the community, such as a recycling center, use of vacant lots, and establishing urban businesses, have also been proposed.

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