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Governor Mark Parkinson proclaims Eudora a City of the Second Class

December 13, 2010

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From left, Eudora City Councilmembers Tim Reazin and Ruth Hughs, Governor Mark Parkinson, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, and Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein are pictured after the governor signed the proclamation making Eudora a 2nd Class city.

From left, Eudora City Councilmembers Tim Reazin and Ruth Hughs, Governor Mark Parkinson, Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson, and Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein are pictured after the governor signed the proclamation making Eudora a 2nd Class city.

The city of Eudora has become a second-class city, and that’s good news.

“It’s a great time in our history,” said City Administrator John Harrenstein.

Last week, Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a proclamation designating Eudora a City of the Second Class.

In Kansas, cities below 2,000 residents are considered 3rd-Class cities, and those with more than 15,000 residents are considered 1st-Class cities.

Eudora’s population is approximately 6,200. The Eudora city council recently petitioned for a change of class status.

“Going to a city of the 2nd Class is a recognition that we have grown,” Harrenstein said. “Eudora has a lot to offer — good schools, a good, small-town-community feel and lower housing costs.”

It also carries with it some opportunities to change tax policies, such as discontinuing certain township levies, that will be discussed in the future by the city council, Harrenstein said.

Comments

whats_going_on 4 years, 6 months ago

I don't think "class" and "Eudora" should be in the same sentence?

Joe Hyde 4 years, 6 months ago

Small town, lower population, fewer aggressive drivers, neighbors who mind their own business, a more relaxed lifestyle, a nice swimming pool and other recreation facilities for kids, good fire/medical and police protection. That makes Euroda a 1st Class place to live, at least in my book it does.

GovJunkie 4 years, 6 months ago

Wait a minute, does that mean the residents of Eudora are now officially "second class citizens?"

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