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Mayor Lucas in the News

JUNE

06.18.20 | KSHB: KC mayor introduces ordinance to remove marijuana from city code

06.17.20  KCTV 5: City leaders search for solutions to stop deadly, violent crime in KC

06.12.20 | The Pitch: Mayor Lucas announces new series of police review policies in wake of protests

06.12.20 | The Kansas City Star: Plan would give Kansas City’s city employees paid days off to volunteer at elections

06.11.20 | The Hill: Kansas City mayor pushes to rename fountain that commemorates 'racial division'

06.05.20 | KSHB: KCMO mayor announces new transparency, accountability measures for KCPD

06.05.20 | The Pitch: Lucas announces new rules and a mayoral pardon

06.03.30 | The Kansas City Star: Amid protests, Kansas City mayor asks for federal money to get police body cameras

06.02.20 | Fox 4: ‘Let’s march together’: Mayor Lucas kneels, marches with Kansas City protesters

06.02.20 | CNBC: Live updates: Ride-sharing, delivery services pause in light of protest curfews

06.01.20 | Fox 4: ‘I understand exactly what it is they’re feeling’: Mayor Lucas joins crowd in Plaza protesting after killing of George Floyd

MAY

05.28.20 | Mass Transit Magazine: KC Streetcar’s Main St. Extension gets green light from FTA

05.22.20 | NPR: Optimism For A Vaccine; Strapped Unemployment Offices Leave Many Waiting

05.21.20 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Need PPE for employees? Want to support local makers and businesses? Here's the answer

05.20.20 | The Pitch: Mayors Pete Buttigieg, Quinton Lucas condemn Trump administration’s coronavirus response

05.19.20 |  The New Yorker: Mayors Describe the Challenge of Safely Ending Lockdown

05.14.20 | The Kansas City Star: With homicides rising in Kansas City, mayor appoints public safety study group

05.13.20 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Lucas overhauls Plan Commission with 7 new members who won't 'rubber-stamp projects'

05.11.20 | USA Today: 'How much risk will you tolerate in the name of baseball?': Elected officials preach caution about bringing back MLB too soon

05.11.20 | NPR: Public Health Officials Aim To Communicate Better With Minorities

05.08.20 | Startland News: KCMO mayor, Made in KC launch portal for face masks, hand sanitizer made by more than 50 local makers

05.04.20 | Startland News: Mayor’s ‘lifeline’ arrives: EDCKC opens applications for small biz relief fund pledged by Lucas

05.03.20 | KSHB: New website connects KC businesses with PPE suppliers

05.01.10 | Lees Summit Tribune: Mayor Lucas Announces Data-Driven Plan For Reopening

 APRIL

04.29.20 | The Kansas City Star: In coronavirus crisis, KC Mayor Quinton Lucas proves our worry about him was mistaken

04.24.20 | The New York Times: Midwest Mayors Debated When to Reopen In a Frank Call

04.24.20 | KMBC: Chiefs fans get together for first night of NFL Draft while social distancing

04.22.20 | The Kansas City Star: NFL Draft is being conducted from homes, but that doesn’t mean KC can’t tailgate

04.22.20 | The Kansas City Star: KC mayor Quinton Lucas gave the world his cell number, and he only regrets it a little

04.20.20 | KCTV 5: Jackson County to provide housing for homeless COVID-19 patients

04.10.20 | KCTV 5: Mayor Lucas wants Missouri to better report amount of black people dying from coronavirus

04.03.20 | KSHB: City council approves money to help house homeless with COVID-19

04.03.20 | The Kansas City Star: Kansas City to spend $80,000 to isolate homeless COVID-19 patients in a hotel

04.02.20  | KSHB: Mayor Lucas announces Kansas City Small Business Emergency Relief Fund 

MARCH

03.31.20 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Lucas cracks down on businesses, individuals flouting stay-at-home order

03.30.20 | KSHB: KCMO adopts $1.7 billion budget for 2020-21

03.27.20 | KCTV 5: City council approves budget, Mayor Lucas' small business relief fund

03.26.20 | KSHB: Mayor Lucas proposes ordinance extending city tax date

03.23.30 | The Kansas City Star: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas just saved lives with new shelter-in-place order

03.20.30 | Mass Transit Magazine: MO/KS: Kansas City Area Transit Authority suspends bus fares during coronavirus crisis

03.18.20 | KSHB: KCMO mayor encourages people to buy local during coronavirus crisis

03.13.20 | KMBC: Mayor Lucas, health officials issue state of emergency for Kansas City, Missouri

03.12.20 | MTV: I'M THE MAYOR OF KANSAS CITY, AND I KNOW FIRSTHAND THAT WE NEED TO PRIORITIZE VOTER ACCESS

03.12.20 | MSNBC: Kansas City Mayor turned away from voting

03.11.20 | The Kansas City Star: ‘We gotta do better:’ Why wasn’t Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas allowed to vote?

03.11.20 | New York Times: Kansas City’s Mayor Was Turned Away When He Tried to Vote 

03.02.20 | CNBC: Americans spend over 15% of their budgets on transportation costs—these US cities are trying to make it free

03.02.20 | McClatchy DC: Sen. Hawley and Mayor Lucas partner in effort to crack down on neglectful landlords

 

FEBRUARY

02.28.20 | KSHB: Mayor, RideKC officials: Prospect MAX bus line to remain free

02.26.20 | KSHB: Municipal marijuana pardons will 'open' options for veterans

02.24.20 | KCTV 5: Black History Month: Quinton Lucas

02.18.20 | KCTV 5: Thousands of Kansas Citians with minor marijuana charges could soon be pardoned

02.13.20 | The Kansas City Star: ‘Only a beginning’: Mayor Quinton Lucas promises equity in first State of the City

02.13.20 | KCTV 5: Lucas' new budget could change the way you get around Kansas City

02.13.20 | KSHB: KCMO mayor to pardon municipal violations for marijuana possession

02.12.20 | The Kansas City Star: Free buses, more police and affordable housing: What’s in the proposed city budget

02.12.20 | KCTV 5: Potholes, crime, public transit in Kansas City top list of Lucas' State of the City

02.11.20 | KSHB: KCMO mayor hopes new 'pothole czar' can improve roads

02.07.20 | KSHB: City leaders using Chiefs Parade as momentum to move forward

02.07.20 | KMBC: Mayor Lucas: 'We gotta do better' on fixing potholes

02.06.20 | The Washington Post: Kansas City’s Super Bowl parade and celebration concludes a ‘beautiful’ journey

02.06.20 | KMBC: KC mayor runs part of parade, waving Chiefs banner

02.05.20 | KBIA: Artists Get Decision-Making Roles For Public Art At Kansas City's New Airport Terminal

02.04.20 | Fox 4: Mayor Lucas says Chiefs’ Super Bowl win will drive Kansas City forward

02.03.20 | KSHB: Childhood dream realized: Quinton Lucas once prayed for a Chiefs Super Bowl

02.03.30 | KSHB: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas: 'This is an outstanding night for Kansas City'

02.03.30 | The Kansas City Star: Chiefs win the Super Bowl, but this team won Kansas City’s heart long ago

02.03.30 | The Kansas City Business Journal: KC adds some teeth to eco-devo border war truce

JANUARY 

01.31.20 | The Kansas City Star: Kansas City Council passes ‘game-changer’ legislation in border war truce

01.27.20 | The Kansas City Star: Missouri legislature is AWOL. So, it’s up to KC Council to ban texting and driving

01.24.20 | Jan. 24, 2020 Guest Editorial: Addressing violent crime

01.22.20 | Quinton Lucas speaking at US Conference of Mayors

01.22.20 | Axios: Mayors' strategies for graying cities

01.14.20 | The Wall Street Journal: Cities Waive Bus Fares in Bid to Boost Flagging Ridership

01.09.20 | NPR: Kansas City To Sue Gun Maker Over Rising Violent Crime Cases

01.08.20 | The Wall Street Journal: Kansas City, Mo., Sues Gun Manufacturer, Alleging Trafficking

01.08.20 | The Kansas City Star: Kansas City sues gun industry over trafficking ring that ‘endangered the entire city’

01.08.20 | Fox 4: Lucas and Houston mayor make a friendly wager on Chiefs-Texans game with BBQ at stake

01.08.20 | The Washington Post: Kansas City files lawsuit over weapons trafficking

01.08.20  | The Kansas City Star: Deep Background: Quinton Lucas’ crime fight and Hallmark’s transformation

01.07.20 | KCTV 5: Mayor Quinton Lucas to announce lawsuit seeking accountability for gun trafficking

01.07.20 | The Kansas City Star: Down to the wire, Kansas City hires first woman-led lobbying firm for Jefferson City

01.05.20 | The Kansas City Star: Quinton Lucas: Reducing violent crime is my top priority for Kansas City

01.04.20 | Former mayor Charles Wheeler recovering from a fall, welcoming visitors, mayor Lucas says

01.03.20 | The Pitch: With the passage of its tenants bill of rights, the activist group KC Tenants has scored a historic win for renters in the city

DECEMBER

12.29.19 | Mayor Lucas thanks Miami Dolphins with barbecue

12.14.19 | KSHB:  Mayor Quinton Lucas holds second town hall

12.13.19 | Fox 4 KC: Mayor Lucas signs ‘Tenant’s Bill of Rights’ geared toward non-discriminatory, affordable housing

12.12.19 | KCUR: Mayor And Housing Advocates Claim Victory As Kansas City Council Passes Renters' 'Bill Of Rights'

12.11.19 | Here and Now: Kansas City, Missouri, May Become Largest U.S. City To Eliminate Bus Fares

12.11.19 | KCTV 5: Prosecutors, police on both sides of state line teaming up against violent crime

12.11.19 | Axios: Kansas City votes to provide free bus rides

12.10.19 |The Kansas City Business Journal:  Lucas puts his stamp on incentive-granting boards

12.9.19 | KCUR: Kansas Citians Can Ride The New MAX Bus On Prospect For Free — For Now

12.8.19 | Fox 4 KC: Free RideKC bus rides could start in June, some riders will get it Monday

12.6.19| KMBZ: KC, Jackson County strike deal to house inmates

12.6.19 | The Hill: Proposal making Kansas City first major city with free public bus service moves forward

12.5.19 | Flatland KC: Kansas City Activists Rally Against Climate Change

12.5.19 | KMBC: Kids at Operation Breakthrough make KC mayor's ugly Christmas sweater

12.2.19 | KCTV 5: Kansas City renters may soon have more rights

12.2.19| The Pitch: Kansas City could be the first Midwest city to declare a Green New Deal

12.1.19 | Missouri Net: Kansas City mayor says bipartisanship is critical in battling crime

NOVEMBER 

11.26.19 | The Kansas City Star: ‘Common sense’: Gov. Parson agrees with KC mayor that minors, abusers shouldn’t have guns

11.25.19 | The Seattle Times: Ask An Expert: Kansas City is exploring free transit. Should Seattle?

11.25.19 |KCUR: Parson Agrees To Back Stricter Statewide Gun Restrictions

11.22.19 | KC Studio Magazine: The Arts in Kansas City Have a Friend in Mayor Quinton Lucas

11.17.19 | Kansas City Star: KC family had full-time jobs, but no one would rent to them. Can a proposed law help?

11.16.19 | KSHB: Quinton Lucas holds 1st town hall since becoming mayor

11.15.19 |Fox 4 News: U.S Secretary of Agriculture tours agency’s new site in downtown Kansas City

11.14.19 | KSHB: Kansas City Council approves mayor's conversion therapy ban, gun ordinance

11.12.19 | Fox 4 News: Mayor Lucas announces public comment period after MLK Blvd. changed back to The Paseo

11.12.19 |KMBC News: KC mayor wants Parks Board to take public comments on how honor to MLK

11.10.19 | The Kansas City Star: Guns, housing and incentives in KC Mayor Quinton Lucas’ ambitious first 100 days

11.8.19 | KSHB: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas grades his first 100 days in office

11.8.19 | KCUR: After 100 Days, Kansas City's New Mayor Says He's Made Progress On Guns And Housing

11.6.19 | FOX 4 KC: Mayor Quinton Lucas weighs in on voters’ decision to change MLK Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo

OCTOBER 

10.30.19 | The Kansas City Star: Lucas bill would curb violence by barring domestic abusers from possessing firearms

10.30.19 |KMBC 9 News: Kansas City mayor proposes keeping guns from domestic abusers

10.27.19 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Editor's Briefing: Lucas' new approach to development already is showing

10.18.19 | KSHB: Gov. Parson, Mayor Lucas work with other state leaders on action plan to combat violent crime

10.17.19 | The Kansas City Star: Mayor Lucas names new TIF board that won’t ‘rubber stamp’ development projects 

10.17.19 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Lucas appoints former mayoral candidate to lead TIF Commission

10.17.19 |KCTV 5 News: KC mayor, advocates to work together to ban conversion therapy

10.16.19 |KSHB 41 News: Kansas City mayor to propose conversion therapy ban

10.11.19 | KCTV 5: KC mayor wants to take marijuana offenses off the city code

10.2.19 | The Kansas City Business Journal: Davids, Lucas talk entrepreneurship with local female movers and shakers

SEPTEMBER 

9.22.19 |The Kansas City Star: How KC Mayor Quinton Lucas’ childhood ‘sports journal’ relates to his new job

9.16.19 | Fox 4 KC: With increasing homicides, Mayor Lucas says Kansas Citians shouldn’t get used to the violence

9.8.19 |KCTV 5 News: Free bus fare resolution passes in KCMO

AUGUST 

8.30.2019 | KSHB: Kansas City Council approves Lucas' gun ordinances for minors

8.29.19 | The Kansas City Star: To address KC violence, City Council adopts rules to keep minors from getting guns

8.28.19 |Kansas City Star: ‘This city is too dangerous’: Lucas’ gun ordinances sail through KC committee vote

8.19.19 |Fox 4 News: After string of gun violence involving teens, KC leaders working to put a stop to it

8.16.19 |435 Magazine: We talked to new Mayor Quinton Lucas about the city’s epidemic of gun violence

8.8.19 |Fox 4 News: KC Mayor Quinton Lucas introduces two ordinances to keep teens from possessing guns

8.3.19 | The Kansas City Star: ‘I love Kansas City’: Mayor Quinton Lucas celebrates inauguration at Union Station

8.3.19 |Kansas City Star: 'This would not be the Kansas City we want to live in,' Mayor Quinton Lucas speaks about shootings

8.2.19 | The Kansas City Star: Here’s how Quinton Lucas spent his first night on the job as Kansas City’s new mayor

8.2.19 |KCTV 5 News: KC mayor stays at local townhome to experience living condition

8.1.19 | The Kansas City Star: At swearing in, KC Mayor Quinton Lucas promises ‘safer, healthier and stronger’ city

JUNE 

6.18.19 | KCUR: Kansas City Voters Elect Quinton Lucas Mayor, Select A City Council And Reject A Cap On Tax Breaks

6.12.19 | The Kansas City Star: The Star endorses Quinton Lucas for mayor of Kansas City