A possible route change for the Main Street MAX bus and several Westport developments are on the City Hall radar this week. Plus, campaigning for and against streetcar expansion is in full swing.
Monday, July 10
The SMART City Advisory Board meets, 9 a.m. in the 11th floor Conference Room of City Hall, to discuss the Office of Innovation and other technology updates.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has a public forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Design Center, 1020 Baltimore Ave., to talk about changes to the Main Street MAX (possibly moving it to Grand Boulevard) and other bus agency changes.
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Campaigning for and against KC streetcar expansion is in full swing, ahead of elections in August.
The South Kansas City Alliance has a 6 p.m. listening session about the single terminal proposal for KCI Airport. The discussion, featuring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joe Reardon, City Council members, aviation department officials and Burns & McDonnell representatives, is at South Patrol, 9701 Marion Park Drive. The meeting is in the back/eastern building, different from the regular meeting place. Attendees will also get an update on the Urban Youth Baseball Academy, now under construction in Parade Park.
Tuesday, July 11
The Kansas City Police Board meets, 10 a.m. at the South Patrol Multi-Purpose Room, 9701 Marion Park Drive.
KC Parks Board meets at 2 p.m. at parks headquarters, 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway and will talk about a host of parks improvements projects.
Wednesday, July 12
The City Council holds committee hearings and agendas are here.
The council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development committee will take up a proposal for apartments, a hotel and a greenspace roof of a garage in Westport. The proposed West Port Terrace and Manor Square project has some neighborhood support but also some opposition.
Thursday, July 13
The City Council is expected to take up the controversial issue of a QuikTrip expansion in Westport that still faces neighborhood opposition.
Saturday, July 15
Mayor Sly James and others will participate in Digital Inclusion Awareness Day, 9 a.m. to noon at Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave. This community event will provide information on low cost-internet, computer classes and affordable computers. Kansas City is the third city in the nation to adopt a digital inclusion plan focused on improving access and improving digital equity.