April 2013


April 26, 2013 4:45 PM | Posted by Admin

The key to any good public-private partnership (P3) is having the vision and commitment to succeed. For all those interested in growing a community through economic development, what occurred in Riverside, Missouri, this morning is a great example of the public and private sector working together to accomplish more than they could individually.

April 19, 2013 10:29 AM | Posted by Admin

Kansas has not had a state-wide prevailing wage requirement for public projects since 1987, but individual localities could require prevailing wage if they thought it was good public policy. That all changed this week with the passage of House Bill 2069, which bans a political subdivision from requiring the payment of prevailing wage on public projects.

April 16, 2013 1:58 PM | Posted by Admin

 

I'm currently wrapping up a great weekend at the American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Conference in Chicago, Illinois. For the MCL Blog readers unfamiliar with this event, the APA hosts an annual development conference for planning professionals and representatives from communities all over the United States. The five-day conference offers seminars on a broad range of topics, from common planning problems like the use of economic development incentives, to some unique regional issues, such as whether roosters and goats should be allowed under a city's urban agriculture ordinance. (Think Portland!)

April 8, 2013 2:25 PM | Posted by Admin

I am frequently asked this question by both contractors and commercial property owners. Generally, owners of commercial property (at least in Missouri and Kansas) will not be liable for contracts entered into by their tenants unless the tenant is acting as an agent of the owner, or the lease requires the tenant to make certain improvements that enhance the value of the property.