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Posted on: December 22, 2010

Federal Government Shows Support For Regional Transit

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on Tuesday, December 21 that Jackson County, in coordination with Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the Mid-America Regional Council has received $1.8 million in com...> MORE

Posted on: December 7, 2010

Presiding Judge Nixon Appointed County Counselor

As Presiding Judge of the 16th Circuit Court, W. Stephen Nixon has developed an excellent working relationship with Jackson County government, especially with regard to containing costs at the Courthouse. Although he will be retiring from the bench at yea...> MORE

Posted on: November 23, 2010

Coming Through For Operation Breakthrough

Some of the players in the County Executive Golf Tournament held September 10 might not have had the best follow-throughs on their swings, but they sure did come through for Operation Breakthrough. Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders presented the $18,0...> MORE

Posted on: October 19, 2010

Forum Focuses On Encouraging Signs In Struggle To Curb Drug Abuse & Drug Crime

The money raised through the Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax (COMBAT) is making a difference. During an October 16 public forum entitled "The Full Scope of Hope," COMBAT staff and representatives from various programs and agencies funded th...> MORE

Posted on: August 30, 2010

Renovated Arrowhead Stadium Dedicated

In their very first game at Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated their cross-state rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, 24-14. While Lenny Dawson was still taking snaps as the Chiefs quarterback, the real star that night -- August 12, 1972 -- wa...> MORE

Posted on: August 17, 2010

A Once Homeless Family Has A New Place To Call Home

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders had a surprise for Wayne and Jacqueline Scott and their 12-year-old daughter Symone: a key. The key to their new home. 

The Scotts knew they were being considered possible recipients for a formerly vacant hous...


Posted on: August 13, 2010

County Meets 'Highest Financial Standard'

Upon becoming Jackson County Executive in 2007, Mike Sanders made financial oversight and accountability top priorities. According to the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) released during the County Legislative meeting Monday, August 9, Ja...> MORE

Posted on: August 3, 2010

Voters Approve Revised County Charter

Jackson County voters approved a newly revised County Charter when they went to the polls August 3, 2010.
The revised Charter takes effect August 23, 2010.

In March Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders appointed a task force to review the County C...> MORE

Posted on: August 5, 2010

Regional Correctional Center Meeting & Exceeding Expectations

This past Saturday (July 31) marked one year since the Regional Correctional Center (RCC) opened for business, and that business -- detaining Kansas City municipal inmates -- has been brisk. Through July 27, the RCC has held an average of 133.5 inmates pe...> MORE

Posted on: June 23, 2010

'The K' To Host 2012 All-Star Game

Jackson County voters made this possible: Major League Baseball's (MLB) All-Star Game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in 2012.

In April of 2006 voters approved remodeling the Jackson County-owned Truman Sports Complex, home to both Kauffman and Arro...> MORE

Posted on: June 4, 2010

Mizzou Center Opens In Blue Springs

The Mizzou Center may be in Blue Springs, but the new facility will have an economic impact that goes well beyond that eastern Jackson County community's city limits.

"This represents an economic development triumph for Blue Springs, all of Jackso...> MORE

Posted on: June 4, 2010

Sixth-Floor Renovation To Make Detention Center Even More Efficient

Renovations to help better maximize space at the Jackson County Detention Center are nearing completion. The sixth floor of the Detention Center's eight-story tower is being remodeled to better accommodate inmates classified as needing "medical/menta...> MORE

Posted on: May 10, 2010

Task Force Presents Recommendations For Changing Charter

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, chair of the Jackson County Charter Task Force, presented the panel's list of recommendations for changing the Charter to the County Legislature during its May 10 session. County Executive Mike Sanders appointed the Ta...> MORE

Posted on: March 15, 2010

County Executive Appoints Charter Task Force

Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes intends to have "as public a process" as possible as she chairs a task force charged with reviewing the Jackson County Charter. County Executive Mike Sanders named Barnes chairperson during a news conference a...> MORE

Posted on: March 8, 2010

Second 'Constructing Futures' Home Receiving Makeover

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders and County Legislator Bishop James D. Tindall (2nd District) announced the second project in the County's Constructing Futures program to a packed crowd of media and interested neighbors March 2 at the Vineyard Neighb...> MORE

Posted on: January 22, 2010

Jackson County Executive Calls For TIF Reform.

UPDATE: January 28, 2010 -- The City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, passed an ordinance creating a legal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission of Kansas City, Missouri-Jackson County.

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders released this statement:...> MORE