6/3/21: Repairing the world

Sollie Flora draws on her legal training to work through complicated issues as a city council member in Mission, Kansas. But as a Jew, her inspiration for public service also comes from the spirit of tikkun olam. “There is an influence of Judaism in the work that I’m doing,” she said, “that social justice tradition that I feel very strongly about and making sure that we really are welcoming and inclusive of everyone that wants to be part of our community.”

Read the full Kansas City Jewish Chronicle story by Jerry Lamartina

6/1/21: $356K in taxes unpaid on stalled Mission Gateway. Some officials want a new developer

“At this point, with the latest notice of default, the latest delays and lack of communication, it’s pretty clear to me now the developer can’t get it done,” said Councilwoman Sollie Flora, who is running for mayor this fall. “Ideally, I’d like to see the developer move on, sell the project and let us deal with someone who is committed to being a trustworthy partner.”

Read the Kansas City Star article by Kevin Hardy and Sarah Ritter

3/30/21: Mission councilmembers Sollie Flora, Arcie Rothrock to run for mayor

“Flora, who was elected to her Ward 4 position in November 2017, said in a press release she would focus on citizen engagement, Mission’s streets and parks and fostering sustainable development.”

Read the full Shawnee Mission Post article by Juliana Garcia.