The Guadalupe Centers are dedicated to improving the community and the overall quality of life for people of all ethnic backgrounds. Their work is vital to sustaining key connections between various neighborhoods throughout the city along the avenues of commerce, safety, and especially diversity. Thus it was an ideal location for the second round of public comment on the proposed 2018-2019 budget for Kansas City, Missouri.
With regards to transportation and infrastructure, the proposed budget seeks “To improve the City’s physical infrastructure with special attention to streets, curbs, sidewalks, and water/sewer systems, and strengthen the multi-modal transportation system in ways that enhance connectivity among neighborhoods, business centers, and cultural/health/recreational destinations.”
BikeWalkKC has long been a vocal advocate for an improved transportation network for the City of Fountains. It was evident in our support of the $800 million G.O. Bond that voters approved in 2017. We’ve also worked to improve the approach of city staff and the community: We have offered recommendations to speed up the process for installing bike lanes, inspired by cities around the country; and we are organizing a workshop series to give neighborhoods the resources they need to bring Complete Streets to their roads and sidewalks.
The public comment period for the budget remains a prime opportunity to encourage our elected officials to stay the course and continue to invest in the physical bridge that brings our communities together and makes our city whole.
Please consider attending one of the remaining public budget meetings:
- Saturday, March 3 from 9-11 A.M. at RB Doolin Center (1900 NE 46th Street)
- Thursday, March 8 from 12:30-2:30 P.M. at the KCPD Community Room (1111 Locust Street)
In addition to these meetings, let your councilmember know that transportation and infrastructure should remain a priority. Use our easy advocacy tool to contact your representative, and follow the KC Momentum link to leave a comment on KCMO’s online public meeting.
A more inclusive and complete transportation network for all modes of transportation begins with putting assets towards asphalt, and this is the perfect time to send that message to the members of the City Council!