We’ll continue to delve into the pros and cons of Burns & McDonnell’s plan for Kansas City International Airport, plus find out how many people can vote in this summer’s streetcar expansion election
Monday, May 22
The Kansas City Land Bank board meets at 10 a.m., 4900 Swope Parkway, to review the applications from people wishing to buy homes that were put up for sale for $999.
The Parking and Transportation Commission meets 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m., 10th floor of City Hall, and will take up issues including the Main Street MAX bus realignment, the bike master plan, and parking enforcement.
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Tuesday, May 23
Kansas City Park Board holds a regular meeting at 2 p.m. at its headquarters, 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Circuit Court for people to vote on proposed streetcar expansion, heading south on Main Street to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Eligible voters living within the streetcar expansion district must apply for a mail-in ballot. The election will be held later this summer.
A joint meeting of the City Council’s Airport Committee and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will consider the Burns & McDonnell proposal for KCI. The public hearing, to provide information and get community feedback, starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Airport Marriott, 775- Brasilia Avenue.
Wednesday, May 24
The City Council’s committees meet and agendas are here.
The Public Safety Committee, which meets at 10 a.m. in the 26th floor City Council chamber, will discuss several measures dealing with public safety concerns in various city parks and trails where crime has become a serious issue.
The Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee meets at 1:30 p.m., 26th floor council chamber, and will consider a variety of proposals, including an application for Missouri tax credits to help finance a downtown YMCA facility at the former Lyric Opera site.
Thursday, May 25
Another joint council committee meeting on the airport will be held at 9:15 a.m., 26th floor council chambers at City Hall.
The City Council will get an update on the downtown streetcar’s first year at its business session, 1 p.m., 10th floor of City Hall.
The council is also expected to consider a petition to expand the Community Improvement District boundaries of a proposed new downtown convention hotel, to include the property that had been held by the Hereford Association. This expands the boundaries to include the entire block where the hotel will be built, as had always been contemplated.