Mayor Lucas Introduces Proposal to Review Operating Fees for KC Service Industry, Small, Locally- Owned Businesses


Effort Seeks to Provide Relief from Fees via Deferral, Reduction or Waiver Due to COVID-19


Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas today introduced a proposal directing the Kansas City Manager to review all annual licensing fees for the Kansas City service industry and small, locally-owned businesses, and to identify fees eligible for deferral, reduction, or waiver for establishments that remain in full compliance with Kansas City’s Emergency COVID-19 Order, as enforced by Kansas City government.

Following a tweet by Mayor Lucas welcoming ideas on how to best support local businesses during this time, YUM a boutique bakery Owner An Zebley reached out to Mayor Lucas’s office with a proposal to waive permit fees for struggling businesses, which ultimately led to the creation of this proposal.


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