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1/21/2021City takes steps to encourage further local focus on contracts, purchases

The Independence City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to update the City’s procurement policy.

1/19/2021City works to address code concerns in targeted effort

The City of Independence recently completed the first segment of a corridor code enforcement effort along Wilson Road in Independence.

1/15/2021Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., event goes virtual

The City of Independence Martin Luther King, Jr., Coalition invites you to join them on Monday, Jan. 18, for a virtual celebration honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/13/2021City of Independence announces extension of utility shut off moratorium

The City of Independence today announced the moratorium on utility shut offs has been extended to Feb. 28, 2021.

12/23/2020City of Independence announces utilities payment portal is live again

The City has been working continuously to restore this site and other services since taking them offline as a precautionary measure while the City worked to address the recent cyber event.

12/22/2020Mayor Weir looks back on 2020, recognizes outstanding volunteers

This year, Mayor Weir is recognizing five outstanding individuals who have donated countless hours of volunteer service to our region in response to COVID-19.

12/18/2020City of Independence Fire Department issues burn ban for Dec. 18

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban for Friday, December 18, until Saturday, December 19, at 8 a.m. for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbequing).

12/10/2020City of Independence announces new guidelines for residents, businesses

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir, in consultation with Acting Health Director Christina Heinen, today issued the Safer Independence guidelines which go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.

12/7/2020City of Independence issues statement following apparent ransomware attack

The City of Independence City Manager Zach Walker issued the following statement following an apparent ransomware attack on City technolog

12/7/2020City of Independence re-establishes Health Department

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir today announced the City of Independence Health Department has been recognized by the State of Missouri.

12/3/2020City of Independence announces changes to public meetings, utility bills in response to growing number of COVID-19 cases

Mayor Eileen Weir today announced all public and employee meetings in the City of Independence will be conducted virtually with no in-person or hybrid options available.

11/23/2020City of Independence Officials, Police Department, Business and Community advocates collaborate on I70/M291 Special District Response and Juvenile Curfew Ordinance

As local businesses and patrons prepare for holiday shopping, the City of Independence is taking steps to provide a safer, more welcoming environment around the Independence Center shopping mall.

11/19/2020City of Independence asks residents to follow new Jackson County orders

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir today asked residents of Independence to follow the updated Jackson County orders which go into effect on Friday, November 20.

11/12/2020City of Independence announces changes in services, hours in response to regional COVID-19 case spike

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir today announced City facilities would be decreasing hours open to the public due to an increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the Kansas City Region.

11/5/2020City of Independence launches public engagement for Strategic Plan Update

Citizens are asked to watch a two-minute video and then complete an eight question survey.

11/2/2020Susan Paxton Block Award given to Jeff Witte, Network Systems Engineer for the City

“I’m truly humbled by the nomination,” Witte said.

10/28/2020Senator Claire McCaskill named 2020 Harry S Truman Public Service Award Recipient

This year’s award will be presented in a digital ceremony shared live on the City’s social media platforms.

10/26/2020City of Independence launches free saliva-based COVID-19 Testing

The City of Independence will begin free, saliva-based COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

10/16/2020City of Independence continues to evaluate Square Streetscape Project

Originally this proposal was scheduled to come before the Council this month but the committee has decided to take additional time for conversations and research.

10/13/2020Independence Fire Department issues Burn Ban from Oct. 14 through Oct. 19

The City of Independence Fire Department has issued a burn-ban beginning sunrise on Wednesday, October 14, until sunset on Monday, October 19, for all outside or open fire (except for residential barbequing).

10/9/2020City of Independence announces new event gathering protocol, changing hours at City facilities

The City of Independence today announced they would assist Jackson County in the implementation of new orders related to events and COVID-19 safety protocols.

10/9/2020Road closure impacting residents, travelers in east Independence, west Blue Springs area

The City of Independence today announced Northwest Valley View Road will be closed beginning on Monday, Oct. 12, for approximately 2 months as part of the Grace Subdivision improvements

10/2/2020City of Independence seeks nominations for excellence in public service through annual award

Anyone can nominate a City employee, volunteer or elected official who has demonstrated outstanding public service, valor and job performance with leadership for the Susan Paxton Block Distinguished Public Service Award.

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