Government & Politics

Lynn Horsley at City Hall: Mayor’s fireside chat, contentious issue at Liquor Board

Kansas City Mayor Sly James will have a public “fireside” chat on Monday evening, talking about issues including the airport and streetcar.
Kansas City Mayor Sly James will have a public “fireside” chat on Monday evening, talking about issues including the airport and streetcar. Star file photo

The Kansas City Council has canceled its City Hall meetings for the week of June 19, but there’s still plenty of activity.

Monday, June 19

The Parking Policy Review Board meets, 10 a.m., 4th floor City Hall conference room, and deals with a host of downtown parking enforcement issues.

At 5:30 p.m. at Corrigan Station, 1828 Walnut St., Mayor Sly James and Chamber of Commerce President Joe Reardon will have a 30-minute “fireside chat,” discussing key issues like the airport, downtown streetcar and infrastructure. The event is open to the public and people are asked to RSVP here.

Tuesday, June 20

The City Plan Commission meets beginning at 9 a.m., 26th floor of City Hall. Things can change at the last moment but for now, it’s expected to consider another potentially controversial development plan for Westport, at Manor Square.

The Liquor Control Board meets at 9 a.m. at the Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., and continues a lengthy hearing about the liquor license for the Smuggler’s Inn, which has been the site of some complaints and crime problems.

The Park Board meets at 2 p.m., 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway, and the discussion will include the citizens satisfaction surveys about parks.

Ballots get mailed Tuesday to registered voters who successfully applied to vote in the mail-in election on possible expansion of the downtown streetcar. The election will involve about 5,700 people who applied for ballots and who live in the proposed district’s boundaries, roughly from the Missouri River to 53rd Street and from State Line Road to Campbell Street. The ballots must be notarized and returned to the Jackson County Circuit Court by Aug. 1.

Thursday, June 22

The Kansas City Planning and Development Department hosts a public meeting at 6 p.m. to get feedback for the Country Club/Waldo Area Plan. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Research Medical Center’s Brookside Campus, Curry Auditorium, 6675 Holmes Road.

Friday, June 23

The new North Patrol police station has an open house at 10 a.m., 10610 N.W. Prairie View Road, on land owned by the Kansas City Aviation Department. This station replaces the so-called “bumblebee station,” known for its distinctive bright yellow and black exterior. That old North Patrol station at the prominent corner of U.S. 169 and Barry Road is now for sale.

The Land Bank has an informational open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its offices, 4900 Swope Parkway.

Lynn Horsley: 816-226-2058, @LynnHorsley