FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2005
Regulated Industries enhances Web page for more public input
Kansas City citizens and those employed in the liquor industry can be better informed about applications for new and existing liquor licenses by visiting the Regulated Industries Division’s new Web page. The Web page is accessible via www.kcmo.org/neigh.
Regulated Industries, a division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, recently updated its Web page to include public notices and a complaint and comment link. The site’s new complaint and comment link will provide an easily accessible way for citizens and neighborhood groups to express their concerns about pending or existing license holders. These additions were made as part of the City’s ongoing efforts to improve e-communication and e-commence.
“We’re very please to be able to offer this service to the community,” said Judy Hadley, manager of the Regulated Industries Division.
The new features also include a growing list of application forms customers may download and complete before coming to the Regulated Industries Division’s office. Additional planned pages include the fee structure and a step-by-step process for obtaining a license or permit.
The Regulated Industries Division (formerly named the Liquor and Amusement Control Division) oversees compliance of a variety of regulated businesses through the enforcement of City ordinances and state laws. This division coordinates activities closely with the Police, Fire, Health, and Codes Administration departments to ensure that those businesses, which are unique in nature, comply in all aspects with the ordinances and laws, and to assure the health and safety of citizens. Enforcement activities and regulatory community partnerships are used to further assure that regulated businesses do not negatively impact their neighboring residents and businesses.
The Regulated Industries Division’s office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The e-mail address for the division is Regulated_Industries@kcmo.org.