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Mayor Mark HollandMayor Mark Holland addressed friends and family who gathered April 25 to see him, five Unified Government commissioners and the sheriff sworn in. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
Mayor Mark Holland
What will be Mayor Mark Holland’s biggest challenge?
In his speech after taking office April 25, the mayor talked about challenges including finding a new commissioner for the 1st District at large, and finding consensus on the Unified Government Commission – known in other terms as getting everyone to sing on the same page.
What do other Kansas City, Kan., people think will be the mayor’s biggest challenge?
State Rep. Tom Burroughs – “Meeting the financial constraints from the budget impact from the state.”
Former Commissioner Nathan Barnes – “Picking his replacement.”
Melissa Bynum – “We’re still in the recovery economy, so the budget is still a challenge.”
BPU Board Member Jeff Bryant – “How to lower costs to reduce taxes and still continue the services to run the city. It’ll be a challenge.”
State Rep. Louis Ruiz – “It’s the Brownback administration.”
Cindy Cash, president and CEO of the Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce – “Prioritizing what he will work on first. There are a lot of challenges and a lot of opportunities.”