KCMO City Manager to Propose $800m Bond to fund Infrastructure

Tomorrow KCMO City Manager, Troy Schulte, will introduce to city council a proposal to put an $800 million general obligation bond on the ballot. We have known the general theme of the bond for a while but the council hearing should bring to light some more details. Mr. Schulte’s presentation will include a list of general […]

KCMO Bond Recommendation #2 – No New Roads

Earlier this month Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]

KCMO Bond Recommendation #4 – Sidewalks

Earlier this month, Troy Schulte, the KCMO city manager, officially proposed an $800m general obligation bond to the city council. As proposed the city will use bond proceeds over the course of 20 years to repair and upgrade the city’s infrastructure. Over a series of several blog posts we will outline our plan for how […]

Polling shows strong public support for city-funded sidewalk program in the infrastructure bond

Opinion polling for the city’s proposed $800 million infrastructure bond shows that 72% of people would be more likely to vote yes if it included a city-funded sidewalk program that shifted the financial burden off of homeowners. This is second only to improving the condition and safety of the city’s existing streets and bridges. Current […]

Sidewalks Mean Business

In debate about $800 million infrastructure bond, evidence shows sidewalks and bike lanes bring the biggest return on investment of public money. They create more jobs than road-only projects, and have high ROI on economic activity and health improvements.

City Council sends $800 million infrastructure bond to voters with big sidewalk and bike lane improvements

After a day of intense debate yesterday the KCMO City Council finally agreed on and unanimously approved an infrastructure program to send to voters on April 4th. Despite heavy pressure from the highway builders for a roads-first approach, the final plan that emerged yesterday has the potential to be transformational for walking, biking, and neighborhood […]