DUSENBERY ON THE RADIO
Platte County Commissioner and former Parkville mayor Kathy Dusenbery was a guest on KCUR 89.3's "Up to Date with Steve Kraske" this morning. The show also featured two other guests -- Dr. Julie Warm, the Director of the UMKC Civic Engagement Program and Gail Beatty, a Missouri State Representative -- and asked the question "why aren't there more women in politics?"
In general, Dusenbery and the others agreed that women are not as engaged in the political process in Missouri as men. Dusenbery and Beatty also confirmed that the majority of their campaign donations come in the form of a personal check signed by a male.
To listen to a podcast of the show, click here.
MAYOR PROMISES REFORM
At a recent meeting of Parkville stakeholders hosted by The National Golf Club for the benefit of the Parkville Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), freshly elected Parkville mayor Jim Brooks vowed to rescind laws that "make it hard to do business in Parkville."
Brooks' comments came during the tail-end of the exclusive summit meeting and were off the cuff, so specifics were unavailable at the time.
His comments came after a presentation by Parkville Commons and National Golf Club managing partner Jim Allen. (More on that story to follow.)