« on: June 11, 2007, 10:09:29 PM »
KCTV5 News: Big changes are expected this year for the Kansas City Parks. Today Mayor Mark Funkhouser announced his appointments to the board of parks and recreation commissioners. He said those board members will work hard to shift away from what he calls "years of elitism and cultural devisiveness brought on by past commissioners". The Mayor pointed to a survey that showed the majority of the people are unhappy with the park system. "We spend $56 million a year. We have 454 employees. And yet we can't even make 2 out of 10 people happy?" He said that it will be his goal to focus on making the parks enjoyable for what he calls "regular folk".