|1/21/2021||City 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.
|1/19/2021||City 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.
|1/15/2021||Annual 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.
|1/13/2021||City 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.
|12/23/2020||City 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.
|12/22/2020||Mayor 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.
|12/18/2020||City 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).
|12/10/2020||City 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.
|12/7/2020||City 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
|12/7/2020||City 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.
|12/3/2020||City 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.
|11/23/2020||City 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.
|11/19/2020||City 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.
|11/12/2020||City 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.
|11/5/2020||City 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.
|11/2/2020||Susan Paxton Block Award given to Jeff Witte, Network Systems Engineer for the City|
“I’m truly humbled by the nomination,” Witte said.
|10/28/2020||Senator 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.
|10/26/2020||City 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.
|10/16/2020||City 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.
|10/13/2020||Independence 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).
|10/9/2020||City 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.
|10/9/2020||Road 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
|10/2/2020||City 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.