Lack of communication hindering public trust during LSR7 conversations

Last weekend’s meltdown on social media shows us we still have a long way to go to accomplish some basic steps in communication in the R-7 District, namely controlling the message, owning the narrative and delivery to our parents and taxpayers.

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What’s the latest with the downtown performance space?

What’s the latest with the downtown performance space? That’s a question that has been looming for far too long in Lee’s Summit. And while we can argue – on the surface, perhaps – the merits of a multi-million-dollar downtown performance space vs. other projects that need funding vs. raises for city employees, the fact remains that the voters approved a plan in April of 2013...

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Some adults have let the kids down... again

Whether it is the Missouri State Senate or the Independence School District, adults seem to have had a rough last few weeks in our area. And the ill-advised, irresponsible or just plain dismissive actions of some of these adults truly show an unfortunate example to our area youth.

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Silly season's over, time for the new Council to get to work

Silly season, as it is so lovingly called, is a real thing in Lee’s Summit. Some, it appears from some time around the candidate filing deadline through that first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in April, just lose their absolute minds and all sense of reasoning. Sometimes it’s candidates. Other times, it’s voters. And social media has only helped enhance the crazy.

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A result of good process, Charter amendments should be approved

The discussion on the Charter amendments has focused on the mechanics of the changes, and how they might impact Lee’s Summit going forward. But are the changes good or bad for us? While I lack a strong opinion on some of the more “controversial” changes, the process used to determine the suggested changes was open, well-vetted and done in good faith by a broad group of dedicated volunteers from all over Lee’s Summit. That process should be respected, and the amendments approved.

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