|2/15/2018||City’s statement on Feb. 9 Applebee’s incident|
On Friday, Feb. 9, the Independence Police Department was called by Independence Center mall security to assist at the Applebee’s restaurant on what was reported as a theft. Applebee’s has since identified this request as having racial undertones on behalf of its staff, and three restaurant employees were terminated by Applebee’s as a result of their actions.
|2/6/2018||Independence Fire Department celebrates 175 years of service to the community|
The Independence Fire Department is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.
|2/6/2018||Mayor Weir begins community listening tour|
Independence Mayor Eileen Weir will kick off a community listening tour today, February 6, at the independence Rotary Club meeting taking place at the Ennovation Center.
|2/5/2018||Independence City Council approves $3.3 million Farmers Market Project|
The Independence City Council tonight approved the $3.3 million Farmers Market project.
|2/5/2018||Independence working to be the ‘Greenest City in America’|
The Independence City Council tonight approved a resolution affirming their goal to be the “Greenest City in America."
|12/29/2017||Dangerously cold temperatures ahead, City reminds citizens to take precautions to protect themselves and their families|
Temperatures over the next few days are expected to be dangerously low, with wind chills overnight anticipated in the negative teens. Citizens are encouraged to stay inside if possible and if they must go outside or travel, to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families.
|12/6/2017||City works to enhance park security|
The City of Independence is taking steps to better patrol City parks through the winter months.
|11/27/2017||City looks to ‘green’ future for Rockwood Golf Course|
The City announced today it has accepted the deed and taken possession of 94.6 acres of property formerly known as Rockwood Golf Course (2400 South Maywood Avenue, Independence, Mo.), ensuring a positive future for this green space in the heart of District 4.
|11/20/2017||City takes steps to decrease number of tobacco stores in the City|
The City Council tonight approved an amendment updating the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), Chapter 14, of the City Code which will over time decrease the number of tobacco/convenience stores from the currently allowed 14 to 7.
|11/16/2017||City issues statement in response to State Audit of Independence Event Center CID|
Zach Walker, City Manager for the City of Independence, today issued the following statement in response to the Independence Event Center CID State Audit Findings.
|11/15/2017||Independence Deputy Fire Chief Doug Short named Fire Chief|
Following a nation-wide search, City Manager Zach Walker today announced Doug Short was selected as the next Fire Chief for the Independence Fire Department.
|11/10/2017||Making the grade, City continues to work forward on strategic goals|
The City of Independence today relaunched the Performance Dashboard on its website at indep.us/dashboard. The Dashboard has been reorganized to highlight the four main goals outlined in the City’s Strategic Plan, Independence for All.
|11/7/2017||Independence Fire Department responds to house fire|
Independence Fire Department units were dispatched at 6:10 a.m. this morning, November 7, after neighbors reported a house fire at 1127 S. Pearl Street.
|11/6/2017||Independence expands hotel/motel video surveillance ordinance|
Earlier this year, the Independence City Council identified public safety as a key goal for the growth and development of the City. Tonight, they approved an ordinance amending Chapter 5, pertaining to business licenses, adding hotels/motels to the business types required to install and maintain video surveillance systems.
|11/6/2017||City moves forward on new Farmers Market|
Council members tonight saw three options proposed for the new Farmers Market located just off the Square in Downtown.
|11/1/2017||Do you want to build a snowman? Decorate a snowman for George Owens Nature Park and help raise funds for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity|
Families, groups and businesses are invited to decorate snowmen to help raise funds for Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity this winter.
|10/26/2017||Palmer Center Activities and Events for November - 2017|
The Palmer Center at 218A N. Pleasant St. in Independence, Mo., is operated by the City of Independence and is dedicated to the mission of improving the overall health of adults 60+. For more information call (816) 325-6200 or visit the website www.independencemo.org/parksandrec.
|10/25/2017||Get in the game! Enter to win Mavericks or Comets home game tickets|
Now’s your chance to win tickets to a KC Mavericks hockey or Missouri Comets soccer home game.
|10/30/2017||Homicide Investigation on E. 43rd Street|
|10/28/2017||Homicide Investigation on E. 47th Street|
|10/23/2017||Drug Take Back Event on Saturday from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM|