We are in the “heat” of the summer and this weekend looks to be a hot one! The pandemic continues to be with us and guidance changes almost daily. Thank you for your continued feedback – please keep it coming!
Four updates for you tonight:
1) The Council met Monday and discussed the 2021 budget, public safety and several other agenda items. I am pleased to affirm that our financial situation remains solid. Mission Hills will see revenue impacts from the pandemic, but we have a good plan to maintain a flat mil levy and strong City services for 2021.
2) Given the current state of the pandemic, we plan to continue virtual meetings of the Council and our Boards for the foreseeable future. Please feel free to join any of our virtual meetings. You can find the virtual/call information on the City’s website.
3) The Governor announced yesterday that she will sign an Executive Order delaying the opening of Kansas public schools until September 9th, and implement several other measures for re-opening, including the wearing of masks. If you have children in school, please make sure you are on your school’s email list – as we all know, change happens frequently.
4) In the Council meeting, Chief Schwartzkopf and Chief Lopez reviewed the public safety reports. Our overall crime and fire metrics continue to be good, but please keep your cars locked!
Also on the public safety front, there will likely be a multi-city, lawful protest on Saturday, July 18th. This protest may come to Mission Hills.
All of the relevant local law enforcement agencies are aware of this protest and ready to ensure that the constitutional rights of the protestors, as well as those of residents, are upheld.
Should you have any concerns, please never hesitate to call the police non-emergency number at 913-642-5151, or of course call 911 if there is an emergency.
Please stay safe in the heat. 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.