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File #: 2019-3139    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Presented
File created: 11/8/2019 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action: 11/12/2019
Title: Funding for current and future operational needs
Attachments: 1. Historical Review of Funding and Challenges, 2. Discussion Points, 3. Expansion Request Summary, 4. Comparison of GF Revenues and Expenses, 5. Police Measurables, 6. Fire Standards of Cover Recommendations, 7. PW Infrastructure Data, 8. ITS Growth Overview
Related files: 2019-2795
Funding for current and future operational needs

Funding for current and future operational needs

Key Issues:
Rapid growth and changing expectations have highlighted new needs for the City of Lee's Summit to consider when making financial plans. During the FY20 Budget process, many of the operating departments communicated growing challenges in service delivery. To fully address these needs, departments prepared expansion requests to be considered for funding. In its current state, the City's revenue structure will not fully support the growing needs of the operating departments.

In addition to needs today, the City must also look to the future in an effort to prepare the community for continued success. The citizens strategic planning process has identified new critical success factors that will be important to address in the coming years. Success will likey require new financial resources and a financial commitment to make meaningful progress.

The purpose of this presentation is to explore ideas that will position the City to address challenges today and in the future.

Proposed City Council Motion:


Police Department Expansion Plans

Lee’s Summit remains one of the safest cities in the metropolitan area. Residents repeatedly mention this safety as an important reason for their enjoyment of Lee’s Summit as a place to live. The City also continues to grow at a rapid rate, particularly in retail and multi-family housing sectors. Unfortunately, such growth is often accompanied with increases in crime. Over the past three years, there have been small indicators of increases that provide red flags for concern. A planned effort to proactively curb potential increases is needed to maintain Lee’s Summit’s long-standing environment of safety and security for families, visitors, and businesses.

The Lee’s Summit Police Department has developed a five-year plan for meeting these needs called the “LSPD Blueprin...

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