Mayors gather to discuss growing urban disparity

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The mayors of more than 30 major U.S. cities, including Kansas City Mayor Sly James, gathered in New York on Monday to tackle the issue of a widening income gap between the rich and the poor in U.S. cities.

Mayors on the task force, called Cities of Opportunity, vowed to share ideas on income inequality and create a platform that could be copied in other cities.

Chief among the mayor’s topics of discussion were a push for higher wages, an expansion of prekindergarten programs, the creation of more affordable housing and increased Internet access for poor neighborhoods.

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