Welcome to the City Portal, the City's monthly round up of all the latest City news you could ever want and more! This newsletter is chock full of information about events, development and City services. We will still be covering COVID-19 in the COVID-19 Briefing section at the end of this newsletter.
Here's the Scoop
It's an old-fashioned block party at the Lee's Summit History Museum to celebrate Missouri's Bicentennial on August 10 from 5-8 p.m. and you are invited!
Ice cream trucks will be serving up one free scoop of ice cream to the first 500 attendees. Festivities will include live music, children's games and free admission to the History Museum. Kettle corn, root beer and additional ice cream will be available for purchase throughout the event.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the summer evening with neighbors and friends.
Hosted by the Lee’s Summit Historical Society and the City's Cultural Arts Division.
Pryor Road Infrastructure Feedback
The City is asking for online feedback on the preliminary plans for Pryor Road improvements from Longview Road to Hook Road. The project, approved by voters with the passage of the 2017 sales tax initiative, will include widening to two lanes in each direction, additional turn lanes, signal improvements, and pedestrian and cycling features.
View the project exhibits and provide comments online by 5 p.m. August 21.
August 4, 2021. Jackson County Executive, Frank White, announced his plan to issue a public health order requiring masks in public indoor places. The order would go into effect on Monday, August 9.
August 2, 2021 - The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults.
July 28, 2021 - Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced that he will reinstate an indoor mask mandate in places of public accommodation, effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 2.
As of August 4, 2021:
- More than 192 million people across the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- 5,353,821 total vaccine doses administered in Missouri.
- 48.6% of Missourians have received at least one vaccine dose.
- 39.8% of Jackson County residents are fully vaccinated.