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CONTACT: Lisa Sturgeon, Aide to Councilman Scott Wagner, 816-513-6523


City’s Special Committee on Small Business encourages input at evening meeting

The City of Kansas City, Mo.’s Special Committee on Small Business invites businesses to attend and provide input at its second evening meeting on Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. While regular committee meetings are held at City Hall, this meeting will be held offsite at Sylvia’s Deli, a small business on the City’s west side, located at 1746 Washington St.

“It is important that we reach out to small businesses in a variety of ways so that their voices can be heard,” said Committee Chair and Councilman Scott Taylor. “Sylvia’s is a great example of how a small business can be a positive force in the community.”

The Special Committee on Small Business was recently created by Mayor Sly James and focuses on streamlining the licensing process for start-up small businesses; reviewing consolidation of City functions by expanding business start-up services offered at KC BizCare; and encouraging efforts of the City in assisting minority-owned start-up businesses.

The committee generally meets on Thursdays at noon, but will occasionally hold evening meetings, such as this one, to allow businesses to attend that would normally be unable to attend during the day.

In addition, a website,, is currently available to allow comments from individuals or businesses that may not be available to testify during a meeting.

Committee members include: Councilman Scott Taylor (Chair), Councilman Scott Wagner (Vice Chair), Councilman Jermaine Reed and Councilwoman Cindy Circo.

Businesses interested in speaking at the Monday, Aug. 29 committee meeting are advised to call Lisa Sturgeon, aide to Councilman Scott Taylor, at 816-513-6523.

To view the committee’s agendas and meeting schedule, visit and click on “Special Committee on Small Business”

For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Sturgeon at 816-513-6523.


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