August 14, 2013 3:23 PM

Former Kansas City councilman Charles Hazley dies at age 71

He served on the Kansas City Council from 1971 to 1991. He rose to the chairmanship of the powerful Plans and Zoning Committee, where he oversaw scores of city development projects and urban renewal efforts. But he was also known for his fierce advocacy for inner-city residents. He was heavily involved with the black political club Freedom Inc. for most of its history.

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