Lee’s Summit Town Hall
Don’t let your words get mired in the polar vortex

Don’t let your words get mired in the polar vortex

January 30, 2019

Jason and Nick take a look at the proposed Allera housing development, where it currently stands and how members of the City Council addressed the issues at the previous Council meeting.

Monday NewsLink: Benefits, events and R-7 Board candidates highlight the news

Monday NewsLink: Benefits, events and R-7 Board candidates highlight the news

January 28, 2019

Your Monday morning NewsLink: Benefit trivia nights for Pro Deo Youth Center and Lee’s Summit Historical Society are coming up; Velocity LS is talking about setting goals; McAlister’s is helping Summit Theatre Group and the R-7 Board of Education ballot is set for April 2.

Friday Conversation: Downtown Main Street’s Julie Cook is talking volunteerism

Friday Conversation: Downtown Main Street’s Julie Cook is talking volunteerism

January 25, 2019

Most of us know about the community’s downtown district and maybe even a little bit about Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, inc., the local not-for-profit working to promote, support and grow the area. But do you really know about the hundreds and hundreds of people, who during the past 30 years have led the grass roots effort to form this organization and turn this small footprint into vital piece of our community’s landscape? DLSMS events coordinator Julie Cook sat down with host Nick Parker to talk about the organization, the people who make it work and how easy it is for others to donate their time, ideas and even money to the cause.

Housing, economics, race — How can we better at addressing these issues?

Housing, economics, race — How can we better at addressing these issues?

January 23, 2019

Whether we’re talking about development or our public school district, housing, economics and race are issues our community is currently addressing. But are we doing it in a helpful and effective way? These are difficult issues, but necessary. And as the City begins it’s strategic planning process, which is essentially a conversation about what we want our future community to be, Jason and Nick take pause to ponder how we can all do a better job of facilitating, and participating in, these conversations. By no means does today’s episode provide the answer, but hopefully it will lead to more and better discussions.

Monday morning NewsLink

Monday morning NewsLink

January 21, 2019

Your Monday morning NewsLink: LS Educational Foundation plans its annual Taste of Lee’s Summit event; two upcoming events will support LS Social Services; and what’s a Parks & Recreation Rodeo?

Friday conversation: City Manager Steve Arbo talks about strategic planning and public involvement

Friday conversation: City Manager Steve Arbo talks about strategic planning and public involvement

January 19, 2019

This week, we’re talking about planning. Nick and Jason discuss the City’s entry into a talks with the a private land owner about master planning 4,000 acres of undeveloped land; the City’s strategic planning process; and the recently passed amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan for development.

It’s a planning party, who could ask for more…

It’s a planning party, who could ask for more…

January 16, 2019

This week, we’re talking about planning. Nick and Jason discuss the City’s entry into a talks with the a private land owner about master planning 4,000 acres of undeveloped land; the City’s strategic planning process; and the recently passed amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan for development.

Monday NewsLink: MLK celebration; a local beer festival; scholarship opportunities and more

Monday NewsLink: MLK celebration; a local beer festival; scholarship opportunities and more

January 14, 2019

The annual MLK celebration is set, as is a popular local beer festival; and scholarship opportunities abound for local seniors… All this and more in your 3-minute Monday morning NewsLink.

Friday conversation with Rachel Segobia — she’s on a life-changing mission and she wants you to join her

Friday conversation with Rachel Segobia — she’s on a life-changing mission and she wants you to join her

January 11, 2019

This month, we’re spending some time talking about community involvement. This week, Nick sits down with Rachel Segobia, executive director at Lee’s Summit CARES, to talk about the work her coalition does in the community and how others can join their culture-shifting cause and create a better world for the youth in our community.

There’s a public hearing this week, and yes, you should show up and make your voice heard

There’s a public hearing this week, and yes, you should show up and make your voice heard

January 9, 2019

Nick forces Jason to switch roles and be more of a guest than a co-host. On the docket for the City’s Planning Commission (in which Jason presides as the chair) this week is a public hearing on proposed amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan. The timing of this particular amendment and hearing has been sparked by what has been contentious public push-back on a proposed multifamily development near U.S. 50 Highway and Blackwell Road. On this week’s episode, the duo talks about the process as well as why, and how, residents and stakeholders can make their voices heard.

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