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Green Street Beat Podcast

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What's the best thing about podcasts? Their practicality! Listeners can tune into a podcast anytime, anywhere! Listen in the car, on daily walks, while fixing dinner or hanging out at home.

The City's new podcast series, the Green Street Beat, dives into major stories and events happening in Lee’s Summit. New episodes drop every other week. Subscribe to the Green Street Beat on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Your ears will be happy!


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Green Street Beat Episodes

Fuel Our Future: Strong Neighborhoods & Housing Choice
Posted September 4

Assistant Director of Plan Services Josh Johnson and Senior Planner Jennifer Thompson discuss the strong neighborhoods and housing choice element and what they're hoping to achieve through the comprehensive planning process.

Fuel Our Future: Facilities & Infrastructure (Fire & Police)
Posted August 25

On this episode, Director of Development Services Ryan Elam, Police Chief Travis Forbes and Fire Chief Mike Snider discuss the facilities and infrastructure element of the plan and how it relates to Lee's Summit's Fire and Police Departments.

Fuel our Future: Facilities & Infrastructure
Posted August 19

Director of Development Services Ryan Elam, City Traffic Engineer Michael Park and Assistant Director of Engineering Services for Water Utilities Jeff Thorn discuss the facilities and infrastructure element of the plan and why it's important for the future of Lee's Summit.

Fuel Our Future: Multimodal Transportation
Posted August 6

Director of Development Services Ryan Elam, Assistant Director of Plan Services Josh Johnson and City Traffic Engineer Michael Park discuss the multimodal transportation element of the plan and why it's important for the future of Lee's Summit.

Downtown Farmer’s Market and Conservatory
Posted July 30

Mayor Baird and City Manager Steve Arbo talk about the conceptual plan and answer questions about the Downtown Farmer's Market and Conservatory.

Ignite! Fuel Our Future.
Posted July 9

Assistant City Manager Mark Dunning, Director of Development Services Ryan Elam and Assistant Director of Plan Services Josh Johnson discuss the City's comprehensive planning process and how the community can get involved.

LSPD Addresses Policies and Procedures
Posted June 10

As part of the national conversation taking place regarding police practices, Police Chief Travis Forbes discusses the departments policies, training, equipment, transparency and accountability on this episode of the Green Street Beat.

Moving Forward: Responding to COVID-19
Posted April 24

Our everyday has changed, new words have been added to our vocabulary and there is a degree of uncertainty in our lives. On this podcast, City Manager Steve Arbo and Fire Chief Mike Snider will sort out stay-at-home orders, emergency declarations, jurisdictions, and discuss the decisions yet to be made.

Make Lee's Summit Count!
Posted April 9

On this episode, Mayor Pro Tempore Beto Lopez and City planner Victoria Nelson discuss the 2020 Census and why it's so important for everyone to stand up and be counted!

April Election Primer
Posted March 2

On April 7, Lee’s Summit voters will have an opportunity to consider a local use tax, which would increase funding for essential City services such as street maintenance, public safety, code enforcement and parks maintenance. A use tax would be placed on goods purchased from out-of-state vendors who are currently not paying local sales tax. The use tax would be applied at the same rate as the City’s sales taxes, which is 2.25 percent.

Hear City Manager Steve Arbo, Assistant City Manager Mark Dunning and Chief Counsel of Economic Development and Planning David Bushek discuss the upcoming election.

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Dwell Well
Posted January 30

The City has launched a Quality Housing Program, designed to improve the safety and maintenance of all housing in Lee's Summit. Hear Assistant Director of Field Services Dan Harper and Codes Administration Manager Tracy Deister explain how the idea originated and how this program will help the community.

Celebration of Character
Posted January 16

Lee’s Summit CARES Executive Director Rachel Segobia joined the podcast to preview the Mayor’s Character Breakfast, which celebrates community members and businesses who demonstrate excellent character.

Driving Growth in 2020
Posted January 2

Tune in as we discuss the major developments everyone will be talking about in Lee’s Summit in 2020. Ryan Elam, director of Development Services, stopped by to discuss what residents could look forward to in the new year along with what’s happening in 2020 that will drive growth in Lee’s Summit for years.

Attracting Entrepreneurs and Building Businesses
Posted December 19

Velocity Lee's Summit Chair Jon Cundiff stopped by to discuss the organization's efforts to help entrepreneurs in Lee's Summit and build businesses that lead to job growth.

Lee's Summit Skate of Mind
Posted December 5

Summit Ice, Lee's Summit's outdoor ice rink, is now in its second season. Eric Stoyanov and Parks & Recreation Administrator Joe Snook discuss the programs available, how the idea originated and what sets it apart from other ice rinks in the metro area.

Engaging Residents & Grooming Leaders
Posted November 14

Have you ever wanted to know about the inner workings of the City? Eric Stoyanov is joined by Lee's Summit City Clerk Trisha Fowler Arcuri to discuss the Citizen's Leadership Academy and how residents can apply to take part in this year's program.

A Walk on the Wildlife Side
Posted October 31

On this week's episode, Eric Stoyanov is joined by Lee's Summit Animal Control Manager Rodney Wagner to discuss the role of Animal Control, ways to get involved and how the department is embracing innovation.

LSPD Provides Path to Recovery
Posted October 17

On this week's episode, Eric Stoyanov is joined by Lee's Summit Police Sgt. Brad Anders to discuss "Safe Passage," a new program to help those dealing with substance abuse.

Celebrate Good Times Downtown!
Posted October 3

Lee's Summit's downtown is poppin'! Hear from Downtown Lee's Summit's Executive Director Donnie Rodgers about a long-awaited downtown development, a big award and what's next for downtown.

It's "Snow" Joke
Posted September 19

On this week's episode, Eric Stoyanov is joined by Deputy Director of Public Works Bob Hartnett and Assistant Director of Public Works Operations Shawn Graff to try to answer all your snow questions.

Meet Lee's Summit's New Fire Chief
Posted September 5

Lee's Summit's new Fire Chief Mike Snider talks about his career, what inspired him to become a firefighter and why he felt Lee's Summit was a perfect fit.

Talking Trash with Chris Bussen
Posted August 22

Take a listen as Solid Waste Superintendent Chris Bussen discusses the latest with the landfill, services available at the Resource Recovery Park and a possible recycling center in the future.

Cultural Arts with Glenda Masters
Posted August 8

On this week's episode, Eric Stoyanov is joined by Cultural Arts Manager Glenda Masters to discuss the state of the arts in Lee's Summit and how residents can get involved.

No-Tax-Increase Bond Election
Posted July 25

On  Aug. 6, voters in Lee's Summit will be asked to consider a $19,475,000 no-tax-increase bond issue. The proposal calls for funding for public safety initiatives. Police Chief Travis Forbes, Interim Fire Chief Dan Manley and Chief Technology Officer Steve Marsh discuss the five capital projects that are part of this proposal. Paid for by the City of Lee's Summit, William A. Baird, Mayor

Streets of West Pryor Development
Posted July 11

City Manager Steve Arbo along with Parks and Recreation Administrator Joe Snook discuss the Streets of West Pryor development and the development’s impact on Lowenstein Park. 

Celebrate the Fourth With Legacy Blast
Posted June 27

Want the best seat to view Legacy Blast? Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation Administrator Joe Snook will discuss all the activities going on during Legacy Blast and tips to know if you are planning on watching the display on July 3.

Airport News with John Ohrazda
Posted June 13

On this week's show Lee's Summit Airport Manager John Ohrazda discusses the upcoming Air Race Classic at the Lee's Summit Airport and how residents can explore everything the airport has to offer at the Airport Open House on June 22.

Community Outreach With the LSPD
Posted June 13

Sergeant Chris Depue and Officer Amanda Geno of the Lee's Summit Police Department discuss the department's various community outreach programs, including the Junior Police Academy, Police Explorer Program and Citizen's Police Academy.