South KC Perspectives by John Sharp

  • November 25, 2016

    Too Much...

    The connection of the Indian Creek and Blue River Trails makes for a nice 30-mile jaunt.

  • November 25, 2016

    Bannister Federal...

    Future plans for the Bannister Federal Complex may include train access and 1.8 million sq. ft. of industrial buildings.

  • November 3, 2016

    Former Councilman...

    With 13 separate issues on the ballot besides the candidate races and yes/no retention votes on 13 judges, the November 8 ballot in KCMO and Jackson County is the longest in my memory. Although a lot of money has been spent on advertising supporting or opposing many of these issues,...

  • October 27, 2016

    Jobs and...

    John Sharp's column for the week on the SKCA Economic Development Summit, upcoming Leaf and Brush Pick Up, Ballot Issues, and Upcoming Events.

  • October 21, 2016

    Got a...

    Kansas City residents with problems or concerns about city services cSharpJohnan discuss them directly with appropriate city staff from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 22, at Evangel Church, 1414 East 103rd Street, at a problem solving session sponsored by the South Kansas City Alliance.

  • September 28, 2016

    Gun Bill...

    By John Sharp Voting along party lines, Republicans in the Missouri General Assembly on September 14 overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s vetoes of two of the most controversial bills passed during this year’s regular session of the legislature – a law allowing persons to carry loaded concealed weapons without a permit...

  • September 28, 2016

    City Looks...

    South KC Perspective City Looks Toward April 4 Ballot for Bond Proposal By John Sharp An $800 million general obligation bond issue to provide funding for sidewalk repairs (that are now assessed against adjoining property owners) and other infrastructure improvements is being proposed to go on the April 4, 2017,...

  • September 14, 2016

    John Sharp,...

    John Sharp discusses in his column being the target of gun violence and Missouri Senate Bill 656 which would allow non-felons to carry a loaded gun without a permit, background check or training.

  • September 1, 2016

    Bond Proposal...

    By John Sharp Kansas City residents may be asked to approve a major bond issue for basic city infrastructure improvements on the April 4, 2017, election ballot. City Manager Troy Schulte told Stacey Johnson-Cosby, President of the South Kansas City Alliance, and me August 15 that the city is considering...

  • August 2, 2016

    Many Candidates...

    Many candidates have local ties, including Josh Hawley, a former Rockhurst High School graduate, who is running for state attorney general.

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