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City News Releases - 2013

Years: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 

Total:314
Items:121-140
City adopts standard to provide transparent, understandable open housing data Friday, July 26, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has partnered with Code for America and five other cities to debut a brand new way to get open housing data directly to residents in an understandable format. Called the House Facts Data Standard, it innovatively presents the health and safety history of every Kansas City, Mo., house and apartment.

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Weekend races will affect traffic in Power & Light District, Crossroads Thursday, July 25, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that the Rock the Crossroads and Volkswagen 5K Jersey Run races will affect traffic Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

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City accepting applications for several housing and home improvement programs Wednesday, July 24, 2013
City of Kansas City, Mo., homeowners needing home repairs but having trouble financing them may be eligible to receive assistance from one of the City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department’s home improvement programs.

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Want to bid on government contracts? This event explains how Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Human Relations Department encourages area businesses interested in learning about government contract bidding to attend the seventh annual Kansas City Government Contracting and Procurement Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The forum will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bartle Hall, 301 W.13th St.

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Water Services Employee Remembered and Honored For His Service Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Kansas City Water Services regretfully announces the loss of a valued Water Services employee, Donald Fenton, who was fatally injured while working in the field yesterday afternoon.

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Neighborhood Advisory Council seeks candidates for 2013 election Friday, July 19, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Advisory Council is seeking candidates for its 15-member council. The council discusses proposed City policies and programs and makes recommendations to the director of the City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department.

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City gets a “High-5” for its milestone FY 2012-13 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results Thursday, July 18, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., celebrated a history-making achievement on its FY2012-13 Citizen Satisfaction Survey results today, Thursday, July 18, at City Hall. For the first time ever, an impressive 75.2 percent of residents rated Kansas City, Mo., as an “excellent” or “good” place to live. This is the highest score ever reached, and it marks a dramatic 5.4 percent increase since last year’s survey alone.

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Reminder: Health Department offers free Tdap booster shot clinics on July 18, July 25 Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department encourages residents to take advantage of its final free tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot clinics on Thursday, July 18 and Thursday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave.

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City receives superior rating in performance management Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has received the highest level of recognition for superior performance management efforts from the International City/County Management Association.

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City begins outdoor advertising sign inspection process Monday, July 15, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Planning and Development Department has launched a new process to systematically inspect outdoor advertising signs. City staff initiated this process to better regulate the misuse of outdoor advertising signs, which often contribute to community blight.

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City suspends liquor license of Everyday 840 for 30 days Thursday, July 11, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department and Everyday 840, a convenience store, have agreed to a 30-day suspension of store’s liquor license. Everyday 840 is located at 840 N. Montgall Ave.

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Two races will affect traffic in Wendell Phillips, Shoal Creek Thursday, July 11, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that races will affect traffic this Friday morning in the Wendell Phillips neighborhood and Saturday evening in the Shoal Creek area.

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Health Department offers free Tdap booster shots at special clinics Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department is now offering free tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis boosters – also called Tdap boosters – for residents ages 11 years and up. Special clinics will be held at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., on July 11, July 18 and July 25 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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City calls for Good Neighbor Award nominations Monday, July 8, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is accepting nominations for its annual Good Neighbor Award,* which is presented each fall by the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department.

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City Council appoints Douglas Jones as city auditor Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., City Council has appointed Douglas Jones, CIA, CGAP, CRMA to the position of city auditor. Jones most recently served as an audit manager in the Kansas City, Mo., City Auditor’s Office. He was selected after a national search yielded a diverse group of highly qualified candidates.

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Organizations may apply for NTDF reimbursable grants Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund is now accepting applications from organizations seeking second-quarter reimbursable grants. The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m.

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Four on the Fourth race affects traffic in Waldo area Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that the Four on the Fourth race will affect traffic in the Waldo neighborhood on Thursday, July 4.

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Trash pickup delayed, City offices closed July 4 Monday, July 1, 2013
In observance of the Independence Day holiday, some residents will experience a one-day trash and recycling collection delay, and City offices and the 311 Call Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

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KCFD reminds residents to leave fireworks to a pro Friday, June 28, 2013
In a typical year on Independence Day, there are more fires reported in the U.S. than on any other day of the year, and fireworks account for more than half of those fires.

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“Prairie Logic” public art installation receives national recognition Thursday, June 27, 2013
One of the City of Kansas City’s One Percent for Art installations has been named among the top 50 pieces of public art in the nation in the Americans for the Arts/Public Art Network annual “Year in Review.” “Prairie Logic,” by Janet Zweig and el dorado architects, was selected from a submitted list of more than 350 artworks from 147 cities installed in the U.S. in 2012. It is located on the roof of the Block 110 Garage, at 12th and Walnut streets in downtown Kansas City.

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