September 2018
Reminder: Tomorrow, Sept. 14th,
2nd Friday Meeting at the Trailside Center
Please join us on Friday, September 14th, for our monthly 2nd Friday meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road. 

In addition to our usual updates from 6th District councilmen, community groups and residents, we have three speakers:

  • Our City budget officer will give an overview of the upcoming annual budget and be available for questions;
  • Our Arts Marketing Coordinator, will provide information about Open Spaces KC, an arts and cultural event with world-class exhibitions and performances throughout the city (Open Spaces); and
  • Jim Ready with the City's Regulated industries. He'll be discussing a proposed ordinance change that would do away with the requirement that those individuals who sell or serve alcohol obtain a liquor card and go through a background check.
Kansas City United Against Crime
On Saturday, Oct 6th from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. the KCMO Police Department is hosting Kansas City United Against Crime Day. South Patrol Division is
South Patrol Division is partnering with the Hickman Mills Community Alliance, and will hold their event at the former O'Hara High School at 9001 James A Reed Road.
Rockhurst University and Heaven Sent Hawks will host a Basketball Camp from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. for grades K- 8.
There will be job, medical, mental health, social service, and crime prevention resources, as well as food, games, a car show and live entertainment.
Upcoming Legislative Committee Hearings
Councilman McManus serves as Co-Chair of the Council's Legislative Committee, which develops the city’s priorities at the federal and state level. 

Each year, the committee holds a series of public hearings to get input from residents and community stakeholders to help develop the City's state and federal priorities.

The first hearing this year will be on October 2, 2018, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 10th floor of City Hall. The other hearings will be at the same time and location on October 16th, October 30th, November 16th, and December 4th. The public is invited to come and provide input at these hearings.

If any changes are made to these meeting dates or times, they will be posted with the City Clerk no less than 24 hours before the scheduled hearing time. You can visit the Clerk's website ( or contact the office at 816-513-6401.
South KC Alliance Awards Breakfast
There was a great crowd at Avila University for the South Kansas City Alliance's annual awards breakfast on August 23, 2018. The South KC Alliance gave awards to those individuals who've worked to make South KC a great place to live and work.

We look forward to next year's awards breakfast. You can find more information about the South KC Alliance, including a complete list of this year's awards recipients, at
Councilmen McManus and Taylor recently kicked off the groundbreaking for the reconstruction of Wornall Road from 85th to 89th Street. This GO Bond project is one of over $45M in public infrastructure investments coming to Waldo. They were joined by PIAC representative and former councilman, John Sharp, and Mark Montgomery with Public Works. Councilman McManus' sons were also hand for the event.
Special thanks to KCPD South Patrol for organizing and hosting a series of free movie nights for South Kansas City residents. Our 6th District Council offices were happy to sponsor and help promote these events.
Saturday, October 13th
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Red Bridge Shopping Center
Upcoming Events
  • Second Friday Meeting | Sept. 14th, 7:30 a.m. | Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Road
  • Waldo Fall Fest | Sept. 15th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. |
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Ribbon Cutting | 10 a.m., Oct. 5th | 13531 Wyandotte
  • KC United Against Crime | Oct. 6th, Noon - 4 p.m. | 9001 James A. Reed (former O'Hara High)
  • Martin City Coffee Ribbon Cutting | Oct. 12th, 10 a.m. | 13115 Holmes Road
  • South KC Block Party | Oct. 13th | Red Bridge Shopping Center |
  • Center Planning & Development Council meets at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month at the Trailside Center (9901 Holmes). 
  • Southern Communities Coalition meets at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at KCPD South Patrol (9701 Marion Park Drive).
  • South Kansas City Alliance meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at KCPD South Patrol (9701 Marion Park Drive).