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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 3, 2011
City launches KCmomentum.com to engage residents
The City of Kansas City, Mo., wants to hear from residents, business owners, members of community organizations and anyone else interested in how to make Kansas City better. To facilitate the process, the City has launched KCmomentum.com, an interactive website that allows public input from the convenience of home, office or anywhere else an Internet connection is available.
The innovative website went live early Tuesday, Aug. 2. Since going live, many residents have discovered the site and are contributing ideas to improve the City.
“KCMomentum.com makes it possible for the City to hear from individuals who are busy with work, family and other commitments and find that attending a traditional public meeting is not possible,” said Mayor Sly James. “I encourage everyone in the community with an Internet connection and a civic-minded heart to engage in the process. Give voice to your ideas – we’re listening.”
The technology behind KCmomentum.com is provided by MindMixer, an innovative web platform that allows the public to generate ideas, help others evolve their ideas and ultimately support their favorite ideas.
“Small business operators were one of the first groups we considered engaging with KCmomentum,” said Sixth District Councilman Scott Taylor. “We are committed to making Kansas City business-friendly and KCmomentum.com is helping to facilitate a dialogue with small business owners who want to be heard as we cut bureaucracy at City Hall.”
The site is currently seeking public input on the following topics:
Improving the community we call Kansas City
Business licensing and regulation
Google Fiber for Communities and Web 2.0 Apps
Parking and Transit Downtown
Communication from the City
To learn more about KCmomentum.com, or to join in the conversation online, visit KCmomentum.com.
Media inquiries about KCmomentum.com should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, 816-513-2659.