Prairie Village Forum Features Frustrated Opponents To Incumbent Mayor & Council

What we've heard so far . . .


Their frustration is palpable and seems like their mobilization efforts are going well if last night's turnout is any indication.

Here's a bit more backstory and info from last night's gathering . . .

"Things began getting heated in August of last year. The current council had concern about the cost of housing in the city. They worried people were getting priced out of a chance to live there.

"They created an Ad-Hoc committee to look at solutions. One involved allowing homeowners to build small accessory dwellings on their property to rent in neighborhoods zoned as R1, a designation for single-family residential areas. The council voted unanimously to forward the recommendations to city staff to explore implementation feasibility.

"The opposition was fierce. Residents formed a group called PV United. They filed petitions to prohibit rezoning and even change the form of government to give less power to the mayor. The city asked a judge to intervene and now the group is appealing the judge’s decision. After some heated city council meetings, the current city council backed off and put its focus on tear-downs and short-term rentals like Airbnbs."

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