Move The Money Listening Project – What Should Metro Cities Be Spending On?

Move The Money Listening Project

Should our taxes go to build big public projects, pay for infrastructure for private development, or to rebuild public infrastructure and neighborhoods? What are the most pressing unmet needs in our communities? The American Friends Service Committee KC initiated the Move the Money Listening Project in which they identified community leaders with insights into the lives of residents of the Kansas City metro and held 43 Listening Sessions to learn what they thought about community needs, austerity, the impact of budget cutting, revenue policy, military spending and priorities that would improve the lives of area residents.

Host Melvin Merritt talks with Ira Harritt of AFSC KC to find out what they heard. You are encouraged to look at the report before or during the show and write your questions down and call in. 816-931-5534

Read the report at the link below.

Calendar of Events

The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, May 1st, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. Their panel is titled: “Gun Violence: What Citizen Groups Are Doing While Legislators Are Pandering To The NRA. The Panelist are Judy Sherry with KC Metro Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, Sara Campbell: KC Veterans for Peace and Lorren Stanton: Kansas Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday May 1st beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness. They meet to provide support and assistance to all survivors of homicide victims while working to create a world free of murder.
Voices of the People and the Jackson County Bar Association will hold the third presentation in their Legal education series, Tuesday May 12th, from 6-8pm at the Mary Kelly Center, 2803 E 51st St. KCMO. Judge Kevin Harrell and Tricia Scaglia will be speaking about and answering your questions about Family Law.

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