A June Citizen Voices column in the Northland news asking for infrastructure improvements to be included in the list of projects for the upcoming GO Bond project has led to numerous Northland elected officials lending their support.
In the editorial, Northland resident and community activist, Jason Withington, expressed his concern that the first annexed neighborhoods of Northland Kansas City have been overlooked and fallen into neglect.
The North Kansas City School Board, State Representative Lauren Arthur, and State Senator Ryan Silvey have already written letters of support. You can add the names of Missouri State Representative Jon Carpenter and Missouri State Representative Nick King.
Dear Kansas City Mayor and Council Members:
I offer my support and encourage you to consider adding the Safe Routes to School for Students to your list of projects for the upcoming $1 billion GO Bond.
The safety and ease of accessibility for our students in the Northland to go to school will make our communities a better place to live and raise a family. With the North Kansas City School district serving more than 19,200 students in 33 educational sites throughout southern Clay County, this proposal will have a positive and lasting impact on many Northland families. I echo the sentiments of the Board of Education and other Northland officials that support Mr. Jason Withington in his efforts to ensure safe routes to schools for the students on our districts.
By moving forward and providing investments like this, we show support not only for our students but for the future of our communities.
I encourage you to add these improvement projects to your council districts list of projects for the upcoming $1 billion GO Bond.
State Representative Jon Carpenter
Dear Committee: I am a long-time resident of our city, and I am writing to express my support for Mr. Jason Withington in his efforts to ensure safe routes to schools for the students of our district. His project recommendation list for the $1 billion GO Bond will provide safer streets and better access for the children and the parents.
The North Kansas City School District serves more than 19,200 students at 33 locations throughout Southern Clay County, Missouri. The safety of our children should always be a top priority and, therefore, improving streets surrounding these schools is something that I would both support and encourage.
Please consider adding these projects to the upcoming $1 billion GO Bond. Thank you again for your efforts to make our community safer for everyone that we both serve.
State Representative S. Nick King