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Help shape post-COVID-19 KCMO policies

Post Date:06/01/2020 9:53 AM



Recently, we told you about a new and easy way to give us feedback while we are developing policies that will help our city bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis. Well, now is the time to dive in and share your ideas with our policymakers.

We are working with LawMaker to create a public and transparent forum to hear your ideas. Propose your policy ideas within one of the four categories, share them with your friends, family and neighbors on social media, and collect a coalition of supporters for your policy idea. The Mayor and Council will review the policies with strong support, and commit to make a substantive policy action or response to the policy in each category that gets the most votes.

You can start by visiting the LawMaker site to sign up. The policy questions were live as of June 1 and ideas and feedback will be accepted through 5 p.m. on June 30.

Mayor Quinton Lucas is encouraging you to participate so check out this short video.

Once you log into the site, the four categories you’ll find are:

  • Small Business Support
    What policies can the city implement to help support small businesses as they recover from the economic disruptions caused by COVID?
  • Economic Resilience
    Are there policies that will help make Kansas City more resilient and economically dynamic in the long term?
  • Emergency Preparedness
    What are policies we can implement now, to help us better prepare for future large-scale emergencies should they arise?
  • Public Health Access
    What policies can the city implement to improve public health access and availability for our must vulnerable populations, many of whom were disproportionately impacted by COVID? 

For more information, contact Chris Hernandez, Communications Director, at 816-513-3474.

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