KC Parks department sifting thru 600+ MLK ideas

KMBZ News Staff
March 03, 2020 - 6:36 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Paseo road signs are going back up and the discussion of how Kansas City could further honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is just beginning.

After the public vote to restore The Paseo to The Paseo from MLK Boulevard, Kansas City opened a 90-day window for email submissions, asking for ideas about how the city could honor MLK,  beyond the city park that bears his name. Now, KC Parks and Recreation department officials are sifting through 600 submissions.

"There are lots of ideas, 600 comments is a lot and they're all in email and various forms, so we're working with the city manager's office to analyze those," Kansas City Parks and Recreation Director of Operations Roosevelt Lyons said. 

Lyons said after going through those 600 ideas, they'll be hosting a number of public meetings. The first is later this month to discuss the ideas and try to focus in on something that might be doable. 

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