Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Nov. 8 – Nov. 15)

untitled-(3-of-21)Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about the downtown convention hotel, nuisance properties, and the history of sidewalks.

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At city hall, the council decided not to put the downtown convention hotel on the ballot, but agreed no general fund money would be used and guaranteed local jobs.

The city got a report on efforts to solve problems at 13 properties – apartment complexes, convenience stores and hotels – considered to have chronic nuisance problems.

Jackson County released a proposed budget including more money for employees and improvements at the detention center.

Fast-food and other low-wage workers held a new round of rallies calling for a minimum wage of $15.

Nonprofit Connecting for Good opened a new public access computer lab and learning center to serve the urban core at the recently-renovated Linwood Presbyterian complex.

And we told you about a new option for keeping old mattresses out of landfills.

Our Monday history feature traced Midtown sidewalks, changes in construction materials, and complaints from residents beginning in the 1880s.

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