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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2010
City invites resident input for Street and Traffic planning
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will host six open house style meetings to receive input from residents as part of an ongoing effort to develop a long-term strategic plan for the Public Works Department’s Street and Traffic Division. The Division is responsible for many city services, such as traffic signal timing, snow plowing, pothole repairs and sidewalk maintenance.
In addition to input from residents, the planning team has interviewed elected City leaders, administrators and field staff to better ascertain Division responsibilities, priorities and monetary needs. A public survey will be mailed to a random sample of City residents this fall to solicit additional input.
"Each week I hear from residents about issues with our roads," said Mayor Funkhouser. "This is your chance to stand up and be heard. I encourage every resident to come to one of the scheduled forums and share their ideas for improvement."
The open houses will last from 6 to 8 p.m. and be held at the Kansas City North Community Center on Monday, Sept. 20; the Tony Aguirre Community Center on Tuesday, Sept. 21; the Gregg/Klice Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 29; the Line Creek Community Center on Thursday, Sept 30; the Marlborough Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 5; and the Hillcrest Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Any person with a disability who desires reasonable accommodation to attend this meeting may contact the City’s 311 Action Center at 311 or 816-513-1313, or for TTY, 816-513-1889, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media inquiries about the open houses should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the Public Works Department, at 816-513-2659.