Happy New Year!
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Please be mindful of the dangers of driving while intoxicated, don’t drink and drive, and be aware of others on the road that may not have made the decision to refrain from driving intoxicated. If everyone behaves responsibly, we can all enjoy a safe and happy end for 2011, and beginning for 2012.
New Commuter ParkingAt right: Sen. David Pearce, Rep. Denny Hoskins, Johnson County Presiding Commissioner – William Gabel
After months of hard work to make it happen, I am proud to announce the Grand Opening of Warrensburg’s new commuter parking lot. Located just north of Highway 50 and the Highway 13 loop near Cayhill Subdivision, this lot provides a meeting/parking lot for shared commutes to and from your place of employment or other travel destinations in, and around, Johnson County. Promoting ride-share programs makes perfect sense on a variety of levels. Ride-share programs conserve energy, are better for the environment, reduce traffic accidents, and to top it off, they save money!!! Incidentally, and I find this hard to believe, this is the first, and only, commuter parking lot located in Johnson County. Please consider utilizing this community resource for the reasons I listed above. Our hope is the lot will be a huge success and spur the development of future lots. My sincere thanks to MoDOT for the hard work put into finishing this project and also to Senator Pearce and Johnson County Presiding Commissioner, William Gabel, for attending this morning’s ribbon-cutting event.
2012 Legislative Session
Next Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at high noon, marks the beginning of the 2012 Legislative Session. I am excited to get back to the Capitol and continue working hard to represent the people of Johnson County and the 121st District. Thank you for your continued support and it is truly an honor to serve as your Representative in the Missouri House.
I am currently working on the following legislation for the coming session.
- Legislation to allow farmers, persons, or entities to submit bids to the Department of Transportation to mow grass or vegetation along state roadways. This would also allow them to have hay and crop rights for the property.
- Legislation which adds professional therapy dog to the definition of “service dog” as it relates to crimes against these animals or crimes of impersonating a disabled person.
Visiting the Capitol
Anytime you find yourself near our Missouri State Capitol (201 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101) please feel free to pay a visit. Our state boasts one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation and you are welcome anytime.
Ways to Keep in Contact
I consider communication with my constituents a high priority. My weekly Monday morning chat at 8:45 a.m. with Woody at KOKO Radio on AM 1450 is one of the best ways I’ve found for you to literally “hear” from me. During session or interim, tune in every Monday morning at 8:45 to hear the latest concerning District 121.
Please share this report with anyone you feel would be interested in this information. It is genuinely a privilege to serve as your state representative.