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Can we already really be at the end of July! Thank you for your continued feedback, flexibility and adaptability.
Three updates for you on this final day of July:
1) As many of know, Mission Hills had a protest that began in Prairie Village and came through our City on Saturday, July 18th. Law enforcement from Prairie Village, Leawood, Kansas City, Mission Hills and both counties monitored the situation and were prepared to intervene if necessary.
The protestors made their way from Weltner Park, to 71st and Mission, to Tomahawk, up to 69th, back to Belinder and ultimately returned to Weltner Park. The protest came through Mission Hills mid-evening.
That same group is planning on protesting again this Saturday evening (8/1) at Weltner Park. Their precise route is unclear, but it could again bring them to Mission Hills. Once again, law enforcement will be ready on multiple fronts should the need arise.
Please know that resident safety and protection of property are our absolute priorities. Peaceful protests are an important part of a democratic society. Non-peaceful ones are most assuredly not.
Should this (or any) protest find its way to Mission Hills, please do not hesitate to call 911 should you observe any emergency situation, or you may call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 913-642-5151 should you see something concerning that does not rise to the level of an emergency.
2) I will continue to post when we have credible information regarding protests that may come through our City. Based on resident feedback two weeks ago, we will also use NotifyJoCo going forward as well.
To sign up for NotifyJoCo, simply go to www.notifyjoco.org to sign up and set the alerts you wish to receive.
I would also ask that you encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for these Mayor’s Updates (on the City’s website) as well as NotifyJoCo. These two methods are the fastest and best we have for communicating about situations that are unpredictable and changing.
3) I am sure you all know the four simple things each of us can do to help stop the spread, but nearly five months in, we can all fall victim to complacency:
Please continue to enjoy our public spaces safely! As always, if you have questions or comments, feel free to call City Hall at 913-362-9620 or email email@example.com. You are always welcome to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and have a fabulous weekend.