Here’s a rundown of a few highlights from a busy May we’ve had as a city:
- 56th and Foxridge asphalt – passed May 20
- 51st and Lamar stormwater backup repair – passed May 203. *Lamar Ave. UBAS surface treatment and bike lane addition project underway*
ROCK CREEK CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS
- Rock Creek Channel improvement between Nall and Roeland project underway – passed May 20
I presented the following ideas which were discussed favorably to promote voter engagement at the May 6, 2020 committee meetings:
- Promote the mail-in ballot applications that Johnson County elections plan to mail to every JoCo voter.
- Put voter registration information permanently in each issue of the Mission magazine.
- Develop a resolution (to be unveiled at a future date) to encourage greater voter turnout in the city, potentially including something fun like a Ward competition.
2021 MISSION BUDGET
- Today at 6:30 we will have our first city council work session on the 2021 budget where we will go through revenue projections in light of the pandemic.
- We recently passed our 2019 Audit where we received an award for accounting excellence. As your council member, I’ll treat the budget process with the seriousness and stewardship it deserves.
- On May 13 we passed a special reopening plan that follows the Governor’s Ad Astra plan with some city-specific modifications. The screenshot gives you a rundown from that meeting on the outline of that plan.
- We have a special city council meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 to discuss the reopening of the community center based on recommendations put forward by our Parks and Recreation staff.
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All of these meetings and deliberations are available on the missionks.org calendar. We have a deliberative, intelligent body that asks thoughtful questions. The May 6 committee meetings were a 4+ hour conversation around many of the items that eventually were passed above.