Livable Streets Advisory Board

One of the goals of the Transportation KPA (key performance area) included a "Complete Streets" system that would allow safe access along and across Lee’s Summit streets for all citizens, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders.

The Mayor and City Council amended Chapter 26. Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places, of the Code of Ordinances by adding Section 26-56. Livable Streets Advisory Board and adopted Resolution 10-17 establishing a livable streets policy.  

Role

The board shall consist of 11 citizen members, appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the majority of the City Council. One member of the council shall serve as liaison with no voting rights, appointed by the mayor pro-tem. One member of City staff shall serve as liaison, with no voting rights and designated by the city manager.

Citizens serve three year, staggered terms. The board may establish a 501c(3) for the purpose of fundraising.

  1. Advise the City Council on methods and procedures to accomplish the guiding principles of livable streets described by Resolution 10-17.
  2. Review and evaluate the application and implementation of the livable streets policy.
  3. Upon request of the City Council or city manager, assist with long-range and ongoing planning efforts that may be related to livable streets.
  4. Promote the livable streets concept throughout the community and greater metropolitan area.
  5. Educate the public regarding safe bicycling, walking and driving, applicable traffic laws, and the use of roads for multiple travel modes.
  6. Encourage citizens to walk, bike and take public transportation.
  7. Participate in programs that designate, reward or recognize the City's support, progress and accomplishments regarding livable streets.

Members
Justin Larson
Ed Kraemer
Jan Nelson
Molly Wichman
Jeffrey Brandhorst
Eric Kratz
Eric Vaughan
Greg Hunsucker
Jarrod Gavatt
Gary Denny
Yvonne Ventimiglia

Council Liaison: Councilmember Trish Carlyle

Department Liaison
Public Works

Meets
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall, Strother Conference Room

Meetings are open to the public.

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Resources

The following references provide more information Complete Streets and Livable Streets both within our community and nationwide.

Smart Growth America
Improving Lives by Improving Communities

Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance
non-profit organization that educates the public on transit accessibility

Livable Streets, Inc.
Transportation Engineering & Planning firm specializing in transportation systems that balance the needs of all users

MidAmerica Regional Council
MARC is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region

Missouri Livable Streets
National leader in the Complete Streets movement, with more than 2.7 million Missourians living in municipalities with Livable or Complete Streets policy


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