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MUSINGS: All of Kansas City to Pay for a Portion of Kansas City Economic Development?

Kansas City’s General Election ballot is filled with bonds of every shape and size. Even the little doggies get some bond money! Personally, I’ll be voting all the bonds down. I’d love to get into this in more depth, but I simply don’t have the time to do it this …

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Diverse Growth, Eye-Popping Plans and Humor at Luncheon

A variety of developments across the region were highlights of the 2017 Clay County State of the Cities Luncheon March 24. The annual meeting sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council featured reports from representatives of Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley …

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2017 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collections Scheduled

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host 11 mobile events to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) in 2017. This year, the district is celebrating 20 years of protecting public health and the environment by safely disposing of HHW. Since its inception, the Regional HHW Collection program has …

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Husband of Clay County Collector Announces Intent to Run for Kansas City City Council

The Clay County Republican Party meets at the chambers of the Clay County Commission. At the meeting held tonight, Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy’s husband, Kevin McEvoy, announced his intent to run for 2nd District In-District Kansas City City Council in 2019. The seat is currently occupied by Dan Fowler. Kevin …

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Show-Me: FUZZY MATH: Reported GO Bond Cost Estimates Rely on Gimmickry

City leaders are engaging in a bit of financial sleight-of-hand when it comes to the Go Bond’s costs to taxpayers. They have been claiming that the “average impact to the property tax owner” of the proposed GO Bonds up for vote on April 4, “is $8 increase each year.” This …

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Kansas City expands text messaging system in conjunction with Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado sirens will be activated on March 7 at 10 a.m. Just in time for severe weather season, the City of Kansas City has renamed and expanded its text notification system. “AlertKC” will help keep residents in the know with weather warnings and community messages delivered directly to their phones. …

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Vision for future of Broadway/O’Neil Bridge and I-70 North Loop begins to take shape

People share their priorities, expectations at kickoff meeting for “Beyond the Loop” About 160 people attended the kickoff meeting of the “Beyond the Loop” study on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Beyond the Loop is an 18-month planning study that will lay …

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City Manager, Mayor submit 2017-2018 budget to City Council

Focus on public safety obligations Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte on Thursday submitted to the City Council a fiscal year 2017-2018 budget that focuses on public safety as prioritized by residents through the Citizen Satisfaction Survey, and the City Council’s Five-year Citywide Business Plan. The $1.59 billion …

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City accepts property donation for future Northland fire station

The drive to build a fire station in the Northland has received a big boost thanks to 7.3 acres of prime real estate donated by a man with a special love and respect for firefighters. The donor is Timothy Harris, President of Star Development Corp. Harris said he’s proud to …

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Kansas City sends GO Bond to voters in April

$800 million dollar infrastructure plan to be voted on April 4, 2017 On Thursday, the Kansas City City Council gave a green light to send an $800 million dollar infrastructure bond to voters in April. If residents approve the measure, Kansas City will issue approximately $40 million dollars in bonds …

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