Tina Garrett, bundled against below-freezing morning air, was painting outdoors about 8 a.m. April 2 at Lee’s Summit Elementary School to encourage a “yes” vote for cutural arts facilities.
The city asked voters to approve a total of $7.5 million in bonds for road improvements and for improving the Legacy Park amphitheater, renovating a 1939 post office and adding outdoor festival venue on Market Street downtown.
Garrett said the morning turnout seemed to be light, only about 10 voters, and she had spoken only one woman, who was critical of city planning, saying Pryor Road should have been built with shoulders in the first place. Garrett said she replied that the city needs to look forward, even if mistakes were made in the past, but she’s not sure she persuaded the woman.
She said she planned to be at polls most of the day.
“I’m doing what I can,” Garrett said.