What happened last week in Midtown Kansas City?

Last week was a short week for us at the Midtown KC Post, with the Thanksgiving holiday and a short break to do some work on the back end of our site.  But we brought you stories about red light cameras, gentrification in Midtown, and Charlie Parker’s roots here.

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It was on again, off again for the red light cameras. First the city prepared to put the cameras back in play after an expected state legal change. But the city ordinance intended to restart them died Thursday, after a state appeals court in Kansas City ruled against them.

A MARC study showed that while Kansas City is not experiencing the same level of gentrification as some east coast cities, the urban core from Downtown to the Plaza – at least west of Troost – showed a significant increase in home values from 2000 to 2011.

The city auditor said overtime for city employees “increased significantly” over the past three years, releasing a report that analyzed overtime trends, the reasons for overtime and the effectiveness of city practices used to manage overtime.

As Thanksgiving week began, we took you to the waiting area outside Kansas City courtrooms overflowed with people there to celebrate finalizing adoptions for 39 children and two adults.

We took a look back in time to the 1930s, when Charlie “Bird” Parker called Midtown home before he went on to become a jazz legend.

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