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MLK Public Meeting
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City MO. 64130
Public comment session regarding a formal recommendation to the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners to rename the major compilation of thoroughfares now known as Blue Parkway (starting at 55th Street), Swope Parkway and Volker Boulevard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Last fall Mayor Lucas tasked the Parks Board of Commissioners with finding a way to honor Dr. King.
Under the City of Kansas City Charter, Article X :
After the Board agrees upon a name, public notice of the recommended name will occur twice during a thirty (30) day period. Citizen comments and recommendations must be made in writing to the Director (4600 East 63rd St. Trfwy. KCMO 64130 or email KCParksEngage@kcmo.org) and must be postmarked within the thirty (30) day public-notice period or provided in testimony before the Board during the same thirty (30) day period.
After the thirty (30) day public notice period, the Director may request the Board consider a resolution supporting the naming or renaming of the Parks Asset.