Councilman Dan Fowler was elected to serve the residents of the 2nd District of Kansas City, Missouri in June of 2015. Since taking office, Councilman Fowler has worked for Northland families and their interests– promoting new development, neighborhood infrastructure improvements, and effective and transparent government.
Councilman Fowler has been a leader on Northland issues, attracting families and businesses to the Northland through these accomplishments:
- Help broker a deal to bring a new Costco north of the River
- Create the Platte Purchase Redevelopment District, which pays for and maintains new roads, flood control, and new trail system around Costco and the coming middle and high schools
- Direct funding to manage storm water issues in the East Fork Line Creek area
- Build curbs and sidewalks throughout the 2nd District
- Rallied with UAW workers to help improve wages
- Transparent public official, meeting with more than 50 community groups and hosting quarterly “Donuts with Dan” meetings engaging hundreds of constituents
- Educating his constituents on new policies, procedures, and ordinances
- Increased the number of code enforcers in the Northland, helping to keep our neighborhoods safe and clean
- Brought a 1million square foot CVS Distribution Center, helping create hundreds of jobs
- Led the fight against blight in the Northland, removing the old hotel on I-29 and the abandoned property at Green Hills and NW Brynn Rd
- Fought for $1 million for mental health care and an additional $500,000 for home repair in the Northland
- Was the only Northland Council Member to advance the MOU regarding the KCI New Terminal project
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Jobs are vital to Kansas City’s future. With its rapidly developing high-tech infrastructure, Kansas City is ideally suited to encourage high-tech manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. Kansas City is a national center for transportation and there are many opportunities for business development near KCI airport and surrounding areas.
With the development of these business arenas, it is important that the city partner with its educational institutions to prepare the next generation to compete and fill those high-tech positions.
It is also necessary to improve public transportation in the Northland with better roads, improved bridges and better access to multiple forms of transportation.
If re-elected, I will continue to work closely with the KCATA to ensure public transportation options better connect the Northland with the rest of Kansas City.
If re-elected, building, protecting and revitalizing our neighborhoods will continue to be one of my highest priorities as strong and safe neighborhoods are the foundation of our great city.
In order to provide sustainable neighborhoods that will attract families to the Northland, I have increased code enforcement efforts in the Northland to help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean.
As seen with the East Fork Line Creek area, I will continue to address block-by-block revitalization to ensure sidewalks and streets are improved and stormwater issues are resolved. As your Councilman, I will continue to work with both public/private partnerships and the nonprofit community to encourage neighborhood-minded development.
As a small business owner myself, I understand that one of the largest barriers to development in Kansas City is the permit process. We need to let developers and those wanting to bring business to Kansas City know that we are “open for business”. I will continue to work with City Council and City Staff to help remove this barrier to development.
I will continue to fight against bad development plans in the Northland like I did with the Brinshore Development plan.
In order to attract new business and families to the Northland, we have to ensure that we work with police enforcement to understand and eliminate crime in our region. We need to drastically improve response times for police and fire protection.
We will soon have a new police station near Ambassador Drive. The police station will serve as a full justice center with a courtroom and holding facility to minimize travel time for the police and the public.
My goal is to increase workforce training in the Northland. As more businesses like Costco, CVS, and Menards expand into our region, we’ll need to partner with school districts and educational institutions to expand job training opportunities so our residents can fill these employment needs.
In addition to an increase in job training opportunities, I will continue to make it my priority to meet directly with community members and provide information on new City ordinances and ballot initiatives.
The 2nd District has a thriving trail system that allows neighborhoods to be connected with their surrounding areas. I was proud to help create the Platte Purchase Redevelopment District, which pays for and maintains the new trail system around Costco and the coming middle and high schools.