Development balancing acts

Nick and Jason look at the balancing act between the City and development community when it comes to infrastructure development and upgrades before taking a first look at the upcoming election on a bond issue.

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This is how it's supposed to work

From the earliest episodes of the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have spent a lot of discussion on process and how public officials, and the general public, conduct themselves during public conversations on important issues. For the most part, Tuesday night was a near-perfect snapshot of exactly how the process is supposed to work.

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Friday conversation: A mission for early detection

Ben Rao joins the program to talk about his experience battling skin cancer and how it has inspired him to spend the past nine years preaching the importance of skin screenings and early detection. Rao joins host Nick Parker and his wife, Stephanie Parker, in hosting the April 20 Live Next Cancer Awareness event at Bridge Space in downtown Lee's Summit.

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Wow, that's a big menu

Jason and Nick draw a conclusion from last week’s LS R-7 School Board election before diving into a discussion on a presentation before City Council concerning a possible no tax increase bond issue for the August election.

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Apartments and possible effects on the downtown district

This week, the City Council was presented with the pre-development plan for a proposed multifamily project on the site of the former Summit Church at Second and Douglas streets. Nick and Jason take a look at the project and conversations surrounding its possible effects on the both the commercial and residential portions of the downtown district.

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The mailbag is open

This week, we went truly live for the first time! Nick Parker brought both co-hosts, Jason Norbury and John Beaudoin, into the studio for a mailbag episode. The trio offered some answers, insight and analysis to questions and topics submitted by listeners, including area development, the City’s strategic planning initiative, the downtown district and issues facing the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

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Friday conversation with Rachel Segobia — she's on a life-changing mission and she wants you to join her

This month, we’re spending some time talking about community involvement. This week, Nick sits down with Rachel Segobia, executive director at Lee’s Summit CARES, to talk about the work her coalition does in the community and how others can join their culture-shifting cause and create a better world for the youth in our community.

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There's a public hearing this week, and yes, you should show up and make your voice heard

Nick forces Jason to switch roles and be more of a guest than a co-host. On the docket for the City’s Planning Commission (in which Jason presides as the chair) this week is a public hearing on proposed amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan. The timing of this particular amendment and hearing has been sparked by what has been contentious public push-back on a proposed multifamily development near U.S. 50 Highway and Blackwell Road. On this week’s episode, the duo talks about the process as well as why, and how, residents and stakeholders can make their voices heard.

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