Kansas City Council approves new dress code

Friday, April 3, 2009 | 10:00 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Weeks of heated debate ended with the Kansas City Council approving a new dress code that will affect the downtown entertainment district.

The Kansas City Star is reporting that the code that won approval Thursday attempts to address complaints that the Power & Light District's dress code discriminates against minorities.

Officials with the developer of the Power & Light District said the amended ordinance is satisfactory.

Under the new law, businesses in taxpayer-subsidized developments are barred from arbitrarily defining headgear and jewelry and some types of clothing worn. The changes also allow businesses to prohibit undershirts and to regulate the length of an exposed shirt tail.


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