Entries by Mike

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Morning Scoop – CIDs raise the bar for safe, clean services

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, April 8, 2020 CIDs raise the bar on public cleanliness services The Community Improvement Districts have joined forces with the City of Kansas City, KC Parks, Public Works and the KC Streetcar to place 20 portable toilets and handwashing stations in public locations throughout Downtown. Sean O’Byrne, […]

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Morning Scoop – DTC introduces online COVID-19 resource center

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, April 2, 2020 DTC introduces online COVID-19 resource center The Downtown Council, as well as the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, are working daily to monitor the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we introduce a curated list of helpful resources […]

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Morning Scoop – Businesses step up in COVID-19 battle

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, March 31, 2020 Black & Veatch, LaunchKC open COVID-19 grants competition A newly announced grants competition could boost both the health of Kansas City’s startup community, as well as those affected by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Startland News. “The Black & Veatch COVID-19 […]

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Black & Veatch, LaunchKC open COVID-19 grants competition

A newly announced grants competition could boost both the health of Kansas City’s startup community, as well as those affected by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to Startland News on Saturday. “The Black & Veatch COVID-19 Response Accelerator is designed for growing companies looking to scale emerging solutions to save lives, help communities cope, […]

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Downtown Kansas City leaders respond to COVID-19 challenges

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, March 26, 2020 P&L District aims to inspire with ‘positive vibes only’ The Kansas City Power & Light District introduced the  “We’ve Got This, KC!” campaign this morning. It is designed to inspire us during these challenging times. “During this unprecedented time, we wanted to take a moment to […]

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CID Ambassadors are essential to a clean and safe community

“Stay at Home” may be the new normal in Kansas City beginning Tuesday (March 24), but that has only inspired the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts to double-down on their daily mandate to keep its neighborhoods clean and safe. Mayor Quinton Lucas ordered Kansas Citians to stay-at-home now through April 24, except for […]

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‘Stay home’ order takes effect in Downtown Kansas City

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, March 24, 2020 ‘Stay home’ order takes effect in KC “Stay at Home” is the new normal in Kansas City beginning today. Mayor Quinton Lucas issued the order, which began at 12:01 am today and continues to 11:59 pm on April 24. The “Stay at Home” […]

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Stay-at-home order to take effect Tuesday in Kansas City

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, March 23, 2020 ‘Stay at home’ order to take effect on Tuesday Mayor Quinton Lucas on Saturday issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as the community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery […]

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CID Ambassadors are on duty + more COVID-19

from … The Morning Scoop – Downtown Council of KCMO, March 20, 2020 CID Ambassadors are on duty! The Downtown and River Market Community Improvement District Ambassadors are on duty today – and every day – working to keep the community clean, safe and more attractive even in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19.. The […]

Support the small businesses of Downtown KC

As we adjust to the new reality of coronavirus, the Downtown Council encourages you to continue to support your favorite small businesses, even if you can’t visit them personally. Unlike in a recession, social distancing precautions during a pandemic can cause an almost immediate collapse in in-person services – a direct hit on small businesses […]

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Open letter to Downtown Council members, stakeholders

The health, safety and well-being of the people and businesses of Downtown Kansas City is our paramount concern at this time. We support the City’s call to take the necessary and responsible steps to protect the people of our city and region. We are continually monitoring recommendations and updates on COVID-19  nationally from the Centers […]