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.
— Kansas City, MO (@KCMO) February 11, 2016