Kansas City reopens Dead Letter Office; Asks public: Which laws are no longer relevant or effective?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2017
The City of Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking another round of public feedback on the ordinances and regulations that residents and business operators believe are no longer relevant or effective.
This input is helpful because the City has dealt with a variety of political, social, economic and environmental issues over the past 150-plus years. So it stands to reason that some laws are no longer practical in today’s world and should be repealed or modified.
A similar effort was launched a few years ago to solicit suggestions from small business owners frustrated by outdated regulations that made operating their businesses more difficult. This resulted in a healthy dialogue between city officials and small business operators who want to continue to grow their businesses in KCMO.
“We need to continue to cut the red tape at City Hall, and this includes repealing outdated ordinances so we are asking our citizens to help with this effort,” Councilman Scott Taylor said.
“Dead letter” suggestions requiring policy changes will be reviewed by the City Council and KC BizCare, the City’s business customer service center.
The City will take public comment online for about 60 days through KC Momentum, the City’s virtual town hall. There also will be several Small Business Focus Groups hosted by KC BizCare around the City to discuss issues with entrepreneurs and small business owners
For media inquiries or to learn more about the City’s Dead Letter Office, please contact Assistant City Manager Rick Usher by email or at 816-513-6559.