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City of Lee's Summit News

City of Lee’s Summit Asks for Public Input on Fair Housing

The City of Lee’s Summit will be conducting a public survey from May 15 through June 30 to help the City better understand the issues related to housing, housing choice and overall quality of life of its citizens, particularly those of low-to-moderate income and of protected class, in order to draft future goals and policies to address identified impediments to fair housing choice. Residents, developers/builders and mortgage lenders are all invited to share their experiences. All survey responses are anonymous.

U.S. Highway 50/Route 291 Interchange Opens

The City of Lee’s Summit and its project partners celebrated the official opening of a new $16 million interchange at U.S. 50 and Route 291 South with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, May 11. The project reconstructed the 40-year-old Route 291 overpass into a diverging diamond design, added a roundabout at Blue Parkway and Jefferson Street, and realigned Oldham Parkway.

Lee’s Summit Designated “SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

The City of Lee’s Summit received national recognition with a SolSmart Gold designation on April 30 for the steps it has taken to make it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.

Lee’s Summit is the 200th government nationwide to be recognized by the Solsmart program and joins cities in 35 states that have taken actions to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Gold designation is a signal that Lee’s Summit is “open for solar business.”

City Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds Upgraded to Aa1 by Moody’s Investors Service

The Lee’s Summit Water Utility’s water and sewer bonds were recently upgraded to Aa1 from Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service. The new Aa1 rating is assigned to the City’s $2.5 million of rated debt outstanding. Moody’s cited the Water Utility’s “high debt services coverage ratios and healthy liquidity due to strong management practices” as among the factors considered in the rating, noting the “affluent service area wealth indices, stable customer base, and low debt burden.”

Lee’s Summit Mayor Baird Appoints Councilmember Beto Lopez as Mayor Pro Tempore

On Tuesday, April 17, Mayor Bill Baird appointed newly elected District 3 Councilmember Beto Lopez to serve as mayor pro tempore. In accordance with the City of Lee’s Summit Charter, the mayor shall appoint annually, a mayor pro tempore no later than the first regular meeting of the City Council in May.

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