Lee’s Summit Town Hall
Some notes, some quips & anticipating the new Council’s response to its first major incentives ask

Some notes, some quips & anticipating the new Council’s response to its first major incentives ask

June 27, 2018

The Independence Day celebrations approach. Nick is humbled a few people may think he actually adds value to their mission. A new budget will be passed and after all the noise of the previous six months, it looks pretty similar to the previous year. And man oh man, one developer is gearing up for a pretty big ask from the City…

We’re talking ROI, baby

We’re talking ROI, baby

June 20, 2018

Mayor Bill Baird said he was ready for a City Council conversation analyzing the City's return on investment as related to funding its Public Service Agreements. The use of plural in that sentence is a little gratuitous. The reason why? Council member Bob Johnson wasted little time two weeks ago changing discussion…

PSAs, raises & the budget — There’s been a whole lotta talkin’, but…

PSAs, raises & the budget — There’s been a whole lotta talkin’, but…

June 13, 2018

The budget has been at the forefront of any public conversation about our City Council for the past 8-to-10 months. And there's been no shortage of hyperbole and shots across one group or another's bow. Just this week, newly (re-) elected Council member Bob Johnson once again set his sights on the City's Public Service Agreements. But despite all the rancor, Jason and Nick point out there really aren't many differences between this year's proposed budget from the previous year. As Jason simply put it, "Ain't nobody gettin' those raises." So is the lack of drastic change good or bad? We don't yet know. But it's worth noting the change in language and tenor now that the election cycle is over.

This is Megan & Jason Day

This is Megan & Jason Day

June 11, 2018

About a decade ago they exploded onto the national BBQ stage. The invention of the now infamous Bacon Explosion put Burnt Finger BBQ into an industry, media and internet spotlight. Since then, the Lee's Summit couple has lived life in the fast lane of BBQ competitions and media appearances across the nation. Last week, downtown Lee's Summit-based restaurant and bar, Stuey McBrew's hosted a special watch party for the premier of the couple's segment on Food Network's 'The Kitchen.' This is Megan and Jason Day.

Foreseen technical difficulties

Foreseen technical difficulties

June 6, 2018

This week we learn a new term — Foreseen Technical Difficulties. It wasn't really a big deal, but Jason and Nick poke a little fun at the lack of live video during this week's City Council Budget and Finance Committee meeting. This week, the duo talks about State Senators' ability to understand 4-page documents and offer a little insight into Thursday's City staff presentation of the City's next fiscal budget.

This is Jaime Lyon

This is Jaime Lyon

June 4, 2018

She discovered art in her youth. As an adult, she found the passion and path for applying art to both her personal and professional life. For her, helping others find joy and purpose in the creative process has not only led her to personal gratification, but also to professional success as an entrepreneur. This is Jaime Lyon.

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