Keep a solid city manager who has been good for Kansas City

Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte have been valuable partners the last four-plus years, pushing a positive agenda for Kansas City. This is no time for the new City Council to break up the team, create a bit of uncertainty at City Hall and in the business community, and try to move in a different direction.

This week's circulars

The annual Mayor's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Crown Center Square in Kansas City featured holiday music and a 100-foot Douglas fir strung with 7,200 white lights.