News from City Hall
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2011
City’s Special Committee on Small Business to hold evening meeting at Alpha Energy & Electric
The City of Kansas City, Mo.’s Special Committee on Small Business will hold its next evening meeting on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at a Kansas City small business – Alpha Energy & Electric, 1100 E. 34th St. (34th Street and Troost Avenue). The committee encourages businesses to attend and provide input at this special evening meeting.
“This is part of our ongoing effort to be inclusive to all small business in the City,” said Committee Chair and Sixth District Councilman Scott Taylor.
“I am excited to showcase this small business, which is thriving in the heart of the Third District,” said Third District Councilman Jermaine Reed. “As we take City Hall to the people, it’s important to highlight the successful examples of small business owners who make the Third District their home.”
The Special Committee on Small Business 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 occasionally holds evening meetings outside of City Hall in the community, such as this one, to allow businesses to attend that would normally be unable to attend during the day.
In addition, a website, www.kcmomentum.com, 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 Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo.
Businesses interested in speaking at the Monday, Sept. 26 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 kcmo.org/clerk and click on “Special Committee on Small Business”
For media inquiries, please contact Lisa Sturgeon at 816-513-6523.