Roeland Park http://kcur.org en Roeland Park City Council Votes Down Anti-Discrimination Ordinance http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-city-council-votes-down-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p>The Roeland Park City Council on Monday voted down an<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;ordinance &nbsp;that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The anti-discrimination ordinance had been a hotly debated issue in the Johnson County suburb and drew a crowd last night of about 150 people. Some members of the crowd wore blue shirts to show their support for the ordinance.</p><p>After hearing nearly 50 public comments, the council voted 4-3 against adding the ordinance. One council member was absent.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:25:18 +0000 Cara McClain 59279 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park Will Vote on LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Policy http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-will-vote-lgbt-inclusive-anti-discrimination-policy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After being postponed four times in as many months, a vote has finally been scheduled for the proposed anti-discrimination policy in </span>Roeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The city council will vote on the measure July 21.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:34:00 +0000 Scott Ross 59043 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park Will Vote on LGBT-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Policy Roeland Park, Kan. Council Votes To Bring In Google Fiber http://kcur.org/post/roeland-park-kan-council-votes-bring-google-fiber <p>The Roeland Park City Council Tuesday voted<a href="http://www.roelandpark.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/09032013-Council-Agenda.pdf">&nbsp;</a>to bring Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet service, to the city. Spokeswoman Jenna Wandres says Roeland Park marks the "<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208760979500722959097.0004dc193ba9ea546b1bb&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=39.055451,-94.55658&amp;spn=0.682501,1.318359&amp;z=9&amp;source=embed">14th local Kansas City expansion</a> (in addition to the original announcements in Kansas City, Kan. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:18:58 +0000 Laura Spencer 43024 at http://kcur.org Roeland Park, Kan. Council Votes To Bring In Google Fiber Walmart Moves Eight-Tenths Of A Mile http://kcur.org/post/walmart-moves-eight-tenths-mile <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive facing Shawnee Mission Parkway, if you look to north side of the street, you see </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park. There are sparsely inhabited businesses, including a cremation center and weight loss store, facing a weed- and dirt-filled lot on the Mission side of Johnson Drive.&nbsp; This empty lot </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">will</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> be the new Walmart and Gateway Development expected to open in 2014. It will close the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park Walmart store located 8/10 of a mile away down Roe Avenue.&nbsp; &nbsp;Walmart is the number one sales tax generator in </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Roeland</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:06:08 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 31806 at http://kcur.org Walmart Moves Eight-Tenths Of A Mile