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Legislation #: 080444 Introduction Date: 5/1/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/1/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON
Title: Honoring Andrews McMeel Universal and congratulating it on its new offices in the downtown loop.

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4/29/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/1/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080444

 

Honoring Andrews McMeel Universal and congratulating it on its new offices in the downtown loop.

 

WHEREAS, in 1970, Jim Andrews of Kansas City and John McMeel of New York pursued their dream of beginning a newspaper syndicate and founded the Universal Press Syndicate; and

 

WHEREAS, John and Susan McMeel joined Jim and Kathleen Andrews in Kansas City in 1975, consolidating publishing and sales operations in the area; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1997 the Universal Press Syndicate, a privately held company, became Andrews McMeel Universal; and

 

WHEREAS, Andrews McMeel Universal is now the largest independent newspaper syndication company; and

 

WHEREAS, Andrews McMeel Universal has and will continue to influence popular culture through its books, calendars, comic strips, newspaper columns, and web sites; and

 

WHEREAS, Andrews McMeel Universal employs approximately two hundred people in Kansas City and is active in local community and charitable events; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Andrews McMeel Universal and congratulate it on its new offices in the downtown loop; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Andrews McMeel Universal with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the many services they provide to the community.

 

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