City of Lee’s Summit Community Input
Other topics often mentioned included road and intersection expansion or improvements, effective longrange planning regarding infrastructure needs, and a desire to preserve the downtown area through additional investments. Online participants offered 13 comments and suggestions in response to questions regarding what City services are most important to protecting a high quality of life and specific infrastructure initiatives the City should pursue. These comments emphasized public safety, street maintenance, environmental initiatives, and the application of technology through Smart City initiatives. Additional comments suggested the need for strategic plans in each City department, the expansion of curbs through more areas of the City, further development of the Municipal Airport, and the development of a parks-andboulevard system like Kansas City.
Community Idea Board
The online engagement website also featured a “Community Idea Board.” This idea board allowed participants to provide ideas for what they would like to see improved and what opportunities they see for the community. This idea board received four new ideas submitted since the publication of the draft strategic framework. These ideas included two suggestions to improve and beautify the intersection at 3rd Street and US Highway 50 through improved landscaping, installation of protected sidewalks, implementation of bike lanes, and infrastructure improvements. Another idea suggested updating City branding away from “Yours Truly.” The last idea submitted suggested installing an indoor skydiving feature at Longview Farm and further developing the area as an outdoor performance venue and hands-on, interactive arts center. The full text of all new comments submitted on the Community Idea Board since the draft strategic plan framework was published is included in Appendix B. This includes comments related to the strategic plan elements as well as comments and discussion on previously submitted community comments.
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