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Legislation #: 061220 Introduction Date: 11/2/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS
Title: Honoring Paul Alexander, known as “Tall Paul”, for his three decades of service as the Doorman at the Westin Crown Center.

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11/1/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/2/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 061220

 

Honoring Paul Alexander, known as Tall Paul, for his three decades of service as the Doorman at the Westin Crown Center.

 

WHEREAS, Paul Alexander, better known as Tall Paul has been the Doorman at the Westin Crown Center for 33 years and greeted the hotels first guest in 1973 the day the hotel opened in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, on Thursday, October 26, 2006, Tall Paul was honored for his long time service and to celebrate the opening of his new office which consisted of a renovated front entrance and driveway creating a contemporary canopy and expanded driving lanes; and

 

WHEREAS, over the years, Tall Paul has welcomed numerous movie stars, well-known politicians, U.S. presidents and popular musicians with some of his favorites being Clint Eastwood, Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson; and

 

WHEREAS, before becoming the Westin Crown Center Doorman, Tall Paul was a professional basketball player with the Globetrotters but decided to dedicate his life to welcoming visitors to Kansas City and directing them on the many wonderful sites in the area; and

 

WHEREAS, Tall Paul possesses a charming demeanor and a great smile and always has a cheerful word for everyone he meets with his philosophy of life being Life is about having a positive attitude; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Paul Alexander, known as Tall Paul, for his three decades of service as the Doorman at the Westin Crown Center; 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 Paul Alexander with the best wishes of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his love of the City and hoping he will still be around when he is 100 to greet the many visitors to the Westin Crown Center.

 

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