It’s a high-stakes, do or die week for the Kansas City Council. They must decide by Thursday on KCI airport ballot language to meet the deadline to put something to voters in November.
There may also be a recommendation this week on a team of companies to build and finance a new terminal at the airport, but that’s uncertain.
Monday, Aug. 21
For most of Kansas City and Missouri, the obsession Monday will be on the total solar eclipse that’s supposed to hit shortly after 1 p.m. Kansas City officials will be monitoring for heavy traffic as both locals and out-of-towners try to get into the best position (mostly in the Northland), in the path of totality.
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Tuesday, Aug. 22
An Open House to explore the future of the Broadway/O’Neil Bridge over the Missouri River, and the North Loop, is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mid-America Regional Council offices, 600 Broadway. The city has one vision for a new Broadway Bridge, but the Missouri Department of Transportation has another idea.
We’re also watching for a possible recommendation this week from a selection committee reviewing proposals to build and finance a new terminal at KCI.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
The City Council holds committee hearings and agendas are here.
The Housing Committee meets at noon and will once again 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 committee held a three-hour discussion on this topic last week but couldn’t reach consensus. It must endorse ballot language by today to have a chance of getting on the November ballot.
Thursday, Aug. 24
The City Council needs to finalize ballot language for a November vote on a new airport terminal.