Issues surrounding City of Lee's Summit purchasing procedures and violations, as well as possible Sunshine Law violations continue to swirl around the Lee's Summit City Council. Both Russ Pulley, of the Lee's Summit Journal, and Wendy Hayworth, of the Lee's Summit Tribune posted stories last week covering an audit report presented to the Council at the Thursday, January 5th meeting. As Pulley noted, no "showstoppers' were included in the report. But that didn't stop the continued contentious remarks and questions coming from members of the council during what became a more than 1-hour-long portion of the meeting. The presentation, from Rubin Brown LLP, and comments and questions from Council and City staff can be found here.
In a separate article, Pulley also noted possible Sunshine Law violations by the Council. These violations stem from so-called "slam motions" brought up and voted on during the Council Roundtable portion of the regular Council sessions. The roundtable segments are at the tail end of the public Council meetings and are used for Council members to discuss issues or business which may not have been covered during the meeting. Questions of legality concern whether Council should be allowed to make, and then vote on motions not posted on the agenda. State law requires the agenda be posted to the public prior to any Council meeting.
The W: a speakeasy for the romantic of mind
Downtown Lee's Summit's The W continues to garner media attention. In a feature for the Lee's Summit Journal, Max Londberg highlights the romantic and intimate atmosphere created in the speakeasy bar.