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Legislation #: 061242 Introduction Date: 11/9/2006
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FAIRFIELD
Title: Expressing the Council’s support for extension of the Katy Trail to Kansas City, and directing the City Clerk to distribute copies of this resolution.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/8/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/9/2006 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
11/15/2006 Hold On Agenda (11/29/2006)
11/29/2006 Immediate Adoption
11/30/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 061242

 

Expressing the Councils support for extension of the Katy Trail to Kansas City, and directing the City Clerk to distribute copies of this resolution.

 

WHEREAS, the Katy Trail, the longest rail-trail in the United States, is among the most popular Missouri state parks, but still is not connected to the major population centers in Missouri; and

WHEREAS, completing the Katy Trail to create a seamless trail connection from St. Louis to Kansas City will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to safely connect with all cities and towns along the trail; and

 

WHEREAS, a completed Katy Trail would serve as the backbone of the Quad-State Trail System designed to connect communities within Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska; and

 

WHEREAS, a completed Katy Trail can provide tremendous tourism, economic development, and public health benefits; and

 

WHEREAS, although connections for trail users from the Katy Trail to St. Charles, other points within the St. Louis metropolitan area, Hermann, Washington, Columbia, and Springfield, all exist or are planned, there are no connections for trail users to Jefferson City, Kansas City, communities throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, and other communities desirous of the benefits of a completed Katy Trail; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council urges all involved parties to complete the Katy Trail network from state line to state line and to make appropriate trail connections from the Katy Trail to communities around the state, including particularly construction of the Katy Trail in the Kansas City area.

 

Section 2. That the City Clerk shall provide copies of this resolution to Governor Matt Blunt, Attorney General Jay Nixon, Doyle Childers, Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Pete Rahn, Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, and Brent D. Hugh, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle Federation.

 

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