Mayor Lucas Requests Accelerated Jackson County Funding

A few days after meeting with the Jackson County Legislature requesting $54.5 million in CARES Act funding, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas wants to see about half of those funds expedited.

In a letter to the legislature, he asked for $27.1 million to be approved for dispersal at the body’s next regular meeting.

“The $27.1 million in eligible expenses that we are requesting funding for here are based on expenses already incurred and recent projections by our health department, fire department, police department, and finance department,” Lucas said. “Kansas City stands ready to work with the county legislature and county executive in whatever manner the county deems necessary to ensure an efficient and effective disbursement of very necessary funds for our community.”

Read the full request here.