Southtown Council has five active committees that are looking for some more participants. The majority of the meetings are held at the Southtown Planning Center. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Southtown Council office, 816-523-5553. Here is a brief description of each:
Southtown extends thanks to White Wash, Inc., owners of the Spot-Not Car Wash at 6545 Troost Ave., for donating twelve carwash gift packages for up-coming monthly Sparkle Award winners!
In an effort to help upgrade housing in the city and halt the decline of neighborhoods, the City Council in October passed ordinance No. 071046 which creates a rental housing registration and inspection program.
The Southtown Environment and Public Works Committee selected SG Insurance, 6430 Troost Ave., for the September Sparkle Award.
Citizens consistently report in surveys that improved public transportation is a top concern in the Kansas City region. The One KC Voice citizen engagement alliance will host a forum Wed., Oct. 10 from 3:30pm–5pm, to talk about public transit priorities- including light rail in the Southtown, Waldo, and Brookside community.
The Shepherd’s Center delivers weekday meals to over 55 people in the South Plaza, Brookside and Waldo communities. Each driver is responsible for a route of 4-10 people. The driver picks the meals up at Shepherd's Center, 52nd & Oak between 10:30 and 11am and spends approximately an hour delivering the meals to clients.
Volunteers are needed to drive once a week or to substitute for other drivers once or twice a month.
Drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid drivers license and have proof of car insurance.