South KC Perspectives by John Sharp

  • December 8, 2017

    Plans to...

    By John Sharp Ordinances to complete the improvements to 135th St. and to design improvements to Holmes Rd. from Blue Ridge Blvd. to 137th St. were expected to be introduced Thursday, November 30, for consideration by the KCMO City Council and could be approved the following week. The 135th St....

  • November 21, 2017

    TIPS Hotline...

    By John Sharp Hopefully, new KCMO Police Chief Rick Smith’s goal of getting the city off the list of the ten most violent large cities in the U.S. took a big step forward November 2. That’s when the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline (a program under the umbrella...

  • November 18, 2017

    Martin City...

    By John Sharp Tiffany Moore, the new executive director of the Martin City Community Improvement District (CID) as of November 1, brings a wealth of experience in community activism and construction management to her new job. “I’m really excited to do this,” Moore said.  “It will blend my community activism...

  • November 7, 2017

    Hickman Mills,...

    By John Sharp About 250 people heard Jackson County Executive and Royals icon Frank White, Jr., tell how important it was to him as a teenager to have people believe in his abilities at the October 27 annual gala I chaired of the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation at the Armacost...

  • November 6, 2017

    Ready for...

    Will plans for a new airport terminal make it off the ground? By John Sharp KCMO voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, to decide whether to authorize the city to construct a new single passenger terminal at Kansas City International Airport to replace the existing three...

  • November 1, 2017

    Finally! Red...

    By John Sharp A new sit-down restaurant coming to the Red Bridge Shopping Center, Caleb’s Breakfast and Lunch, was announced Saturday, October 14, by Owen Buckley, president of Lane4 Property Group that has renovated the center. Speaking to the several hundred people that attended the first annual South KC Block...

  • November 1, 2017

    An Interview...

    By John Sharp Getting the city off the list of the ten most violent cities in the U.S. is the top goal of new Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, a 29-year veteran of the department who rose through the ranks and has been a south Kansas City resident for...

  • October 10, 2017

    When will...

    John Sharp gives a rundown of when road projects end and begin as well other upcoming events in south Kansas City.

  • September 11, 2017

    Flooding resolution,...

    Much has happened in south KC regarding Indian Creek. John Sharp weighs in on flooding, murder, and other issues regarding south KC .

  • August 25, 2017

    Gotta gripe...

    The free event allows residents and business owners with concerns about city, county or state government services to discuss them face-to-face with authority figures.

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