It’s an intense week coming up for City Hall officials, as a KCI selection team scrutinizes new airport terminal proposals on Monday, and a citizens advisory committee hears fierce debate Tuesday about Westport street privatization and Airbnb regulations. A new chief also takes the helm of Kansas City’s police department.
Monday, Aug. 14
A KCI selection team, including some City Council members, holds what’s likely to be an all-day meeting at Kansas City International Airport to scrutinize four submissions for building and financing a new single terminal at the airport. No decision is likely, but we’ll see how close they get to selecting a winning proposal.
The South Kansas City Alliance meets at 6 p.m. with area school district superintendents, school officials and a representative of the Mid-Continent Public Library. The meeting is at 6 p.m.. at the South Patrol police station, 9701 Marion Park Drive (behind Home Depot on Bannister Road).
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Tuesday, Aug. 15
The City Plan Commission, a citizens group that makes recommendations to the City Council, holds what is likely to be a lengthy and contentious meeting, beginning at 9 a.m., 26th floor of City Hall. Proposals include a plan to privatize parts of two streets in Westport, plus controversial proposed regulations for Airbnb properties.
Rick Smith will be sworn in as the new police chief in Kansas City. The Board of Police Commissioners meeting will also feature a discussion of a 300-page staffing and deployment study that makes dozens of recommendations for changes in how the police department is administered.
Wednesday, Aug. 16
The City Council holds committee hearings and agendas are here.
Finance and Governance Committee, at 8:30 a.m., will consider a resolution to advance Kansas City’s environmental goals related to the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Housing Committee meets at noon and will consider a ballot proposal for the November election that would impose a landlord fee to allow for rental property inspections in response to complaints.
The council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, meeting at 1:30 p.m., is set to consider a moratorium on development in the Westport area until April 2018.
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority meets at noon at Streetcar headquarters and may discuss implications from last Tuesday’s citywide vote that could block future streetcar expansions.
Thursday, Aug. 17
The City Council could finalize ballot language for a November vote on a new airport terminal. If no consensus emerges, council members have until Aug. 24 to meet the ballot deadline for November.