Last week we reported that support was growing for a list of projects that Kansas City Northland resident Jason Withington hoped to see included in the upcoming General Obligation bond that Kansas City taxpayers may approve.
We received word this week that Withington’s list now has Missouri State Representative Lauren Arthur’s support. Here is her letter of support.
July 14, 2016
Scott Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem, Councilman 1st District at-large
Heather Hall, Councilwoman, 1st District
Katheryn ShieldsCouncilwoman 4th District at-large
Jolie Justus Councilwoman 4th District
Dear Kansas City Mayor and Council Members:
As the Missouri State Representative for North Kansas City Schools I am respectfully submitting a letter of support. I would encourage you to consider adding the Safe Routes to School for Students to your council districts list of projects for the upcoming $1 billion GO Bond.
North Kansas City Schools serves more than 19,200 students in 33 educational sites throughout southern Clay County, Missouri. The Board of Education supports Mr. Jason Withington in his efforts to ensure safe routes to schools for the students on our districts. His project recommendation list would provide safer streets and better access for our children and parents. I would like to voice my support for his list of projects.
The North Kansas City School District has been grateful for the contributions made over the years by public partners to improve streets with better sight lines and sidewalks that serve our facilities, students, parents, and employees.
Again, please consider adding these improvements to your council districts list of projects for the upcoming $1 billion GO Bond.