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11/6/2019S&P gives City’s Development Finance Board an “A” rating

The City of Independence recently received word from Standard and Poors that it had had affirmed its “A” long-term and underlying ratings for the City’s infrastructure leasehold revenue bonds, issued by the Missouri Development Finance Board which supports the City’s electric system.

11/6/2019Missouri Life Magazine honors four Independence visitor attractions

Missouri Life Magazine has named four Independence attractions winners in the publication’s inaugural “Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards” contest.

10/28/2019Independence announces new technology just in time for snow season

Following the 2018-2019 winter season, which included 15 winter storm events, the City of Independence has installed automatic vehicle locator, or AVL software, in its snow plows and trucks.

10/23/2019City of Independence joins the fifth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” to raise awareness about the value of water

Today, the City of Independence, Missouri, joined elected officials, water utilities, community leaders, educators, and businesses from across the country as part of the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

10/23/2019Independence joint subcommittee to hold public hearing on pit bull ordinance

A joint subcommittee of the Independence Advisory Board of Health and the Animal Welfare Committee has scheduled a public hearing on breed specific legislation for November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Independence Utilities Center (17221 E. 23rd St., Independence, MO).

10/16/2019City of Independence seeks comment on concepts for the Truman Connected Bicycling & Walking Path

Public Open House scheduled Oct. 22, #TrumanConnected

10/14/2019City of Independence owned Silverstein Eye Center Arena has an estimated $29.7 million economic impact annually

The City of Independence today announced the results of an Economic Impact Study that was recently completed to understand how the 10-year-old Silverstein Eye Center Arena is impacting the area.

9/20/2019Mayor Weir joins IGSA to kick-off fall season, celebrate Play Ball program

Independence Mayor Eileen Weir will join the Independence Girls Softball Association (IGSA) as they kick-off their Fallball season.

9/16/2019City Council takes steps to improve College Street in pilot program

The Independence City Council tonight heard the first reading of an ordinance that will begin work along College Street, a pilot project to showcase the power of targeted corridor improvements.

9/9/2019City takes steps to update ordinances prohibiting minors from possessing firearms, implements new Gun Unit

The Independence City Council tonight began the discussion to update City ordinances around minors in possession of firearms and other deadly weapons.

9/3/2019City announces agreement on retiree health insurance

The Independence City Council tonight approved an agreement created by the Special Health Insurance Review Committee (SHIRC) which will save the City an estimated $3.5 million in retiree health insurance costs each year.

8/15/2019Comments wanted on future Truman Connected Walking and Bicycling Path

The City of Independence, in coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and a Steering Committee of community members, is kicking off Truman Connected to develop a concept.

8/6/2019Statement from City of Independence regarding citizen approval of Proposition P

City of Independence Mayor Eileen Weir released the following statement in regard to the citizen approval of the Local Use Tax, also known as Proposition P.

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