25 projects launched in first year of $800 capital improvements program
The City of Kansas City has issued a report card that shows 25 projects are either underway or completed one year after voters overwhelmingly supported an $800 million capital improvements program to remake the city’s infrastructure over the next 20 years.
The 4-page report card is snapshot of progress as of May 1, and is available online for residents to view or print if they want to share at neighborhood meetings. The City also released a companion video that highlights the progress of the GO KC Program.
“This is something we promised to provide the City Council and the general public last May, right after the election, so this is just a convenient way to let everyone see we’re moving forward and being good stewards of their tax dollars,” City Manager Troy Schulte said.
The City has held several groundbreakings to announce the start of projects, repaired fountains and sponsored open houses to gather public input before construction for additional projects. A citywide sidewalk repair program also was launched in the first year, removing the financial burden on property owners to address the critical need to improve pedestrian safety throughout the City.
In addition to the annual report card, the City created the GO KC Project Explorer in Open Data KC, which allows residents to track progress and review details of ongoing projects. Complete information is also available at kcmo.gov/gokc.