City of Lee’s Summit Community Input
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Balance between business, large and small Support innovation and experimentation in land development “Lee’s Summit – a world class community” Not be afraid to upgrade (1 checkmark) Transportation Connecting our various communities and neighborhoods together. (1 checkmark) Identify models Benchmarking Further investment in fine arts What attributes define “world class”? Local newspaper Everything you need is in LS – why leave? Keep community money in community Community involvement in master planning o Especially church land
What does the City need to do in order to achieve this vision for the future? • How do we improve engagement, communication, participation of all demographics? • More participation from untapped demographics • Schools • Parks • Business community • Should be a community of problem solvers • Skilled workforce • Support array of business opportunities o Privately held business, vocational careers o Job ready – desirable and plentiful • Opportunities for children to move back • Quality, diverse housing • Public Information Office accountable for engaging community • College level education spectrum • Housing – rental/affordable • Transportation • Higher income jobs • Safe • Consider all social classes • Don’t lose character of downtown (destination) • Invest in the vision/strategy through winning community org groups by utilizing collective horsepower of community o City spearheads but does not “do” • Community calendar for events and activities • Merge communication with current outlets • Infrastructure • Transportation • Define world Class • Speed of development from concept to execution The Novak Consulting Group Strengthening organizations from the inside out.