Kansas City leaders reveal new plan to tear down dangerous buildings, lessen crime

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February 07 2021 05:30 pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte announced a plan Thursday to help prevent crime. They held a news conference Thursday at noon to announce the plan that calls for all dangerous buildings to be demolished within the next two years, including vacant and boarded-up homes.

City leaders believe those are a hot bed for illegal activity and crime.  Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte recently pointed it out, saying the number of blighted houses has a big effect on a neighborhood’s crime rate.

The program is just one part of the annual city budget.

Look for more on the plan on FOX 4 News at 5 p.m.

 

 

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