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  • OPINION

    Where Parks and Recreation meets technology

    When I first joined a gym some 25 or so years ago, the mere fact that the treadmill could, occasionally, track my steps was a thing of wonder.

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    Policing with a purpose

    With 150 years of tradition in our rear view mirror, where is Lee’s Summit headed in the future? The police department takes a special interest in this question as we plan to work with the community to maintain a safe and prosperous city.

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    The momentum keeps going for LS Chamber

    Being the president of our community’s Chamber of Commerce for the past couple of weeks has been truly exceptional.

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    Fire Department strives for continuous improvement

    The Lee’s Summit Fire Department has a long tradition of being a progressive department providing the highest level of emergency services to its residents and guests.

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    Support the parks tax

    In 2001 the city of Lee’s Summit appointed a board of directors and an advisory board to establish and operate a senior center in Arnold Hall. We set up a 501c3 and operated the center as a non-profit corporation. When a bond issued was passed to build a new city hall, it was decided that...

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    Sun-shining the light on illegal behavior

    This week, it was revealed that at least two Sunshine Law violations have occurred via our Lee’s Summit City Council.

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    City Council has become a theater

    As a resident of Lee’s Summit, I am extremely concerned by the behavior of the new city council members as well as some of the seasoned members, specifically, Diane Seif, Dave Mosby, Chris Moreno, Craig Faith and Phyllis Edson. Impromptu motions are being made at nearly every meeting without...

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    City, EDC have 1 billion reasons to brag

    To say the caretakers of development in Lee’s Summit have had an exciting and fascinating last 12 months would be quite an understatement.

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    Support parks sales tax renewal

    I’ve lived in Lee’s Summit since 1976, and Lee’s Summit Parks have always been part of the fabric of my life. In fact, when I think back on some of the best memories since that time, a very good percentage has a connection to our parks. How do I love our parks? Let’s ...

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    Honoring what is great about downtown

    It’s been said (many times) that people are our greatest asset in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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