KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A citizens panel is offering two options for Kansas City to could honor Martin Luther King Jr.
The panel said Sunday it supported renaming Kansas City International Airport after King. Its second option is renaming 63rd Street, which runs east to west through both wealthy and impoverished neighborhoods.
The panel found strong support for both options. Kansas City is one of the largest cities in the U.S. that has no public monument honoring King.
Airport Aviation Director Patrick Klein urged the city not to rename the airport. He said in a statement it would be a mistake to remove Kansas City from the airport’s name. He said it would confuse passengers and make it difficult to market Kansas City nationally and internationally.