Pitch pillories Dale Schowengerdt presentation on Roeland Park anti-discrimination ordinance. The Pitch features a lengthy piece in this week’s issue on the debate surrounding Roeland Park’s proposed anti-discrimination ordinance. In the article, writer David Hudnall vets the arguments made by Dale Schowengerdt, the son of Mission mayor Steve Schowengerdt, who delivered a 10-minute speech at a May Roeland Park council meeting spelling out the reasons the council should oppose the bill. [A Roeland Park equal-rights ordinance takes a hit from a dubious hired gun — The Pitch]
Roeland Park citywide block party is Saturday. Roeland Park’s citywide block party will kick off Saturday at 3 p.m. at R Park, 5535 Juniper Drive. The police and fire departments will be on hand to show off some of their equipment, among other attractions.
Hazardous waste drop-off in Mission Saturday. If you’re looking to safely dispose of household chemicals, paint, motor oil, cleaning products or similar times, be sure to make a drop-off appointment for Saturday’s hazardous waste event in Mission. The drop-off will run 8-11:30 a.m. and is administered by the county. Appointments are required, but the service is free. You can make your appointment here.
Star covers R Park fundraising project. The Kansas City Star published a story Thursday on a group of Roeland Park residents’ campaign to raise the funds needed to revamp R Park. See our coverage from May here. [Roeland Park residents band together to develop former school site — Kansas City Star]