The Kansas City Council is trying to craft an $800 million bond proposal that can get support next April. It holds a pivotal meeting about that this week, along with other meetings on city issues and priorities.
Here’s what’s on tap so far:
MONDAY, Dec. 5
Land Bank board meets 10 a.m., 4900 Swope Parkway. Members will hear an update on property sales and hold a side lot policy discussion.
TUESDAY, Dec. 6
City Plan Commission meets starting at 9 a.m., 26th floor of City Hall. This group reviews major developments and makes recommendations to the City Council. Mostly routine plan approvals this week but city planning staff will seek approval for the West Bottoms streetscape and wayfinding plan as a guide for future development.
ReStart and the Housing Authority of Kansas City host a grand opening ceremony for a new supportive housing facility, Rose Hill Townhomes, 1101 Admiral Blvd.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7
A joint meeting of the council’s finance and transportation and governance committees will discuss ballot language for a proposed $800 million 20-year bond authorization for infrastructure. There’s considerable debate over whether to list specific projects to fund, or to leave maximum flexibility for the city to cover needs as they arise. The council must approve ballot language by Jan. 19.
Other committees also meet, with agendas outlined here.
THURSDAY, Dec. 8
City council holds its regular 1 p.m. business session, 10th floor of City Hall, and 3 p.m. legislative session, 26th floor Council Chambers.
FRIDAY, Dec. 9
The Public Improvements Advisory Committee meets 9 a.m. to noon, 10th floor of City Hall, to continue reviewing and refining recommendations for Kansas City’s five-year capital improvements plan.
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority may choose a consulting firm to study the feasibility of taking the downtown streetcar route north to Berkley Riverfront Park. The contract should be completed by the end of the month and the goal is to complete the study in May 2017.