Right-of-Way Mowing Changes

The two most recent citizen surveys showed that street maintenance is a top priority for residents in Kansas City, KS. Due to the survey results and the low pavement condition rating in the community, the Unified Government Public Works Department has made significant operational changes

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Census 2020: What's at Stake for the KC Region?

The U.S. Census is a key building block of a functioning democracy and a just society. Accurate census data are essential for the fair distribution of political representation at the national, state and local levels, and for the equitable allocation of government resources. In Missouri, $11.2 billion in funding is distributed based on 10-year census-derived statistics. In Kansas, it’s $4.4 billion.

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2018 Kansas City Kansas Burn Permit Process

Many residents think that it is local government’s responsibility to maintain trees in the street right-of-ways. While this may be the case in some cities, in Kansas City, Kansas it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and cut if necessary trees that are planted along the street right-of-way. One way residents can legally dispose of limbs is through open burning times. 

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BPU Celebrates Public Power Week

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities is celebrating Public Power Week (#CommunityPowered), Oct. 7-13, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans. 

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