Neighbors complained last summer that weeds and trash covered the proposed shopping center site. When city crews went in to mow, the site was so contaminated with asbestos that they had to wear protective respirators. Former KC police board commissioners
site. In February, CDC-KC sued the city and the TIF Commission, alleging those agreements should not have been terminated.
Meanwhile, efforts to develop the site have stalled.
City Councilwoman Cindy Circo, who lives in the district that includes the development site, said Tuesday that the city continued to mow the property and tried to keep it from becoming even more blighted. The city is open to new development proposals, but nothing specific has emerged, she said.
Threatt and Crompton were charged with two violations of the Clean Air Act. If convicted, each faces up to seven years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines. To reach Mark Morris, call 816-234-4310 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karl Zobrist served on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners through five governors, two mayors and two police chiefs.
His 10-year tenure is thought to be the longest in recent memory. He left the board last month after the governor appointed a replacement for him and fellow commissioner Mark Thompson, whose term also expired.
Police officials held a ceremony Tuesday at the new Metro Patrol Division station to honor both men.
Friends and colleagues said Zobrist’s longevity brought stability and historical context to the board. They noted his integrity and dedication.
Speakers noted Thompson’s kindness and personal touch. They said he brought a differ- ent perspective to the board because he had faced such personal tragedy. One of his sisters was shot during a robbery and later died in 1989. That same year, another sister was struck by a drunken driver. She survived, but could no longer take care of herself.
The replacements for Zobrist and Thompson came just two months after Alvin Brooks was sworn in as a new commissioner, making three out of the four appointed seats on the board relative newcomers. The fifth board member is the mayor.
Police board terms normally expire after four years. Zobrist was reappointed and allowed to serve past his expiration date, resulting in his decade of service. To reach Christine Vendel, call 816-234-4438 or send e-mail to email@example.com.