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City eliminates dispute resolution/mediation program

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Dispute Resolution/Community Relations section of the Human Relations Division has been eliminated due to adoption of the fiscal year 2009-10 budget. Reduction in Force procedures also eliminated all remaining staff in that office last week.

This section provided assistance to residents regarding conflicts among various groups, including neighbor-to-neighbor, within a community, crimes against persons or property, domestic/family support, student school conflict, business/consumer, cultural differences, barking dogs, forced evictions, etc.

Residents in need of these services may call: Legal Aid of Western Missouri (816) 474-6750; Community Mediation Center (816) 833-4300; Heartland Mediation Association (913) 956-7620; and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations (816) 221-9472.

The Human Relations Division is a division of the City Manager’s Office.

Questions regarding these programs should be directed to Katherine Wade, (816) 513-1831.

City News Releases - 2009

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