Kansas City Pleads To PIAC 2024

Special thanks to a former council dude for offering a peek into "the process" of civic groveling.

On detail omitted . . . Most of the people selected to preside over neighborhood needs are politically connected and the job is so annoying it leaves the vast majority of volunteers regretting their civic involvement. 

Of course, here's the nicer side of the story . . .

"PIAC members are residents of the city – often neighborhood activists and/or community leaders – who volunteer their time to make recommendations to the mayor and city council for funding neighborhood capital improvements that are almost always approved by the city council.  The mayor and each member of the city council appoint a member of PIAC so they generally work together closely, and councilmembers usually attend the PIAC hearings in their council districts.

"Typical projects funded through the PIAC process include street improvements such as widening, resurfacing or installing curbs and gutters; installing or repairing sidewalks; improving city parks by adding or upgrading playgrounds, shelters or trails; installing traffic signals or traffic calming devices such as speed humps; making storm drainage improvements to reduce the risk of flooding; and improving city community centers."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

It's PIAC time

The PIAC hearing for the 5th Council District will be Wednesday, June 12. The PIAC hearing for projects in the 6th Council District will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Second PIAC hearings are in August.