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Legislation #: 051018 Introduction Date: 8/18/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS XBARNES, BROOKS, COOPER, EDDY, FAIRFIELD, GLOVER, HERMANN, MCFADDEN-WEAVER, SCHUMACHER, NASH, RILEY, ROWLAND AND SKAGGS
Title: On the passing of James I. Threatt, former assistant city manager and director of housing and community development for the City of Kansas City.

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8/18/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/18/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051018

 

On the passing of James I. Threatt, former assistant city manager and director of housing and community development for the City of Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, in 1968, Mayor Ilus E. Davis and City Manager John Taylor recruited James I. Threatt from the position of executive director of the Newark Human Rights Commission and Newark Police Community Relations Program to become Kansas Citys first Model Cities director; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Threatt, named Assistant City Manager in 1974, was assigned to housing and community development, taking a major role in the development of Quality Hill, the Vista Hotel, the River Market, neighborhood housing, small business development, and many other projects too numerous to list; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Threatt, also known as James I., Jim and Jimmy, retired from the City in 1994 and continued to work as a consultant for Harley Davidson Motor Company and other economic development projects; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Threatt, despite a sometimes disheveled appearance, was a brilliant, well-educated, visionary man, a kind but powerful leader, a true friend to scores of Kansas Citians and a wonderful husband, father, brother and grandfather to his family; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt sorrow and deep sense of loss on the death of Mr. James I. Threatt.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to his sons Wayne, James (Jay) and Elliott and his daughter Lynne in recognition of the great contributions made by their father to the City of Kansas City and in token of the sincere sorrow of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City upon the passing of this great man. He will be sorely missed.

 

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