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Governing Body Goals


The City of Leawood recognizes the importance and value of having a deliberate planning process to help guide land use, economic development, and efficient use of public funds. To plan effectively for the future, it is necessary to set goals, review them periodically, and work toward their attainment. The Governing Body conducts an annual goal setting work session where goals are identified into: short-term goals; near-term goals; and long-term goals.

Short-term goals [1 year]:

  1. Complete 135th Street Community Plan including:
    1. Updated development assumptions [2016]
    2. Best management practices regarding sustainable landscaping into LDO and City property; [2016]
    3. Cultural amenities [2016]
  2. Create a policy for recognizing donations, sponsorships, and partnerships within the City's parks [2016]
  3. Evaluate usage of City-owned property at 96th Street and Lee Boulevard [2013]
  4. Evaluate City solar energy regulations for commercial properties only [2016]
  5. Evaluate new home building codes with other Johnson County cities [2017]
  6. Publicize Stormwater Grant through Johnson County Stormwater Management Advisory Commission [SMAC] [2017]
  7. Expand placement of recycle bins at City parks and Expand recycle depositories at City facilities for glass and paper [2017]
  8. Request Johnson County Water District #1 for permission to decorate fire hydrants, "Adopt a Hydrant" [2017]
  9. Update audio-visual equipment at City facilities [2017]
  10. Explore having Parks & Recreation staff be trained to reduce goose population [2017]
  11. Review fence permit procedures with area cities [2017]

Near-term goals [1 - 2 years]:

  1. Evaluate temporary low-impact uses [e.g., community gardens, horseshoes, etc.] for undeveloped land at Ironwoods Park [2015]
  2. Integrate upgrades and new improvements to City's Trail System [2015]
  3. 90/10 stormwater projects to use 1/8 cent sales tax for small stormwater projects [2017]
  4. Feasibility of installing signage at City entrances [2017]
  5. Review notice requirements for residential building activity [2017]
  6. Cure of Ars traffic management improvement [2017]
  7. Review feasibility of bike lanes along Tomahawk Creek Parkway from 119th to College [2017]
  8. Complete main routes to schools [2017]

Long-term goals [2-5 years]:

  1. Evaluate land-use options for remaining undeveloped portion of City-owned property at 117th and Tomahawk Creek Parkway [2013]
  2. Evaluate feasibility/scope of Activity Center at Town Center Drive and Roe Avenue [2015]

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