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Legislation #: 170856 Introduction Date: 10/19/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 10/20/2017
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, WAGNER AND LUCAS
Title: Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $225,000.00; appropriating that amount for the purpose of funding the ongoing operations of the American Jazz Museum; directing the City Manager with respect to the existing contractual relationship with the American Jazz Museum, Inc.; providing for an organizational assessment of the assets; requiring that the City Manager make his recommendations for the management of the assets at the conclusion of the organizational assessment; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

Legislation History
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10/19/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/19/2017 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
10/25/2017 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
10/26/2017 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 170856

 

Reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $225,000.00; appropriating that amount for the purpose of funding the ongoing operations of the American Jazz Museum; directing the City Manager with respect to the existing contractual relationship with the American Jazz Museum, Inc.; providing for an organizational assessment of the assets; requiring that the City Manager make his recommendations for the management of the assets at the conclusion of the organizational assessment; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

 

WHEREAS, the American Jazz Museum, Inc. currently leases and manages certain City assets including, without limitation, the American Jazz Museum, the Blue Room, the Horace Peterson III 18th and Vine Visitor Center, the tenant space for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Gem Theater; and

 

WHEREAS, that the Management Agreement and Lease is currently scheduled to expire as of April 30, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, there is new momentum and forward motion within the 18th & Vine Historic District, due in large part to the new oversight and direction with the establishment of the 18th & Vine District Development Policy Committee, and the City has an opportunity to evaluate and implement meaningful changes, if appropriate, with regards to the management of the City’s assets; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the appropriation in the following account of the General Fund is reduced by the following amount:

 

18-1000-179990-B Contingent Appropriation $225,000.00

 

Section 2. That $225,000.00 is appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following accounts:

 

18-1000-071716-B American Jazz Museum $225,000.00

 

Section 3. That the Management Agreement and Lease between the City and the American Jazz Museum, Inc. dated May 1, 2016, as the same were previously amended, shall not be extended for an additional term and shall be permitted to expire on April 30, 2018 absent further directive from the City Council.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager shall, through a third party if necessary, promptly perform an organizational assessment of the City assets including, without limitation, the American Jazz Museum, the Blue Room, the Horace Peterson III 18th and Vine Visitor Center, the tenant space for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Gem Theater to be managed under the oversight of the General Services Department. The organizational assessment will have participation by, but not be limited to, individuals and representatives of the following groups, in addition to others as may be desirable:

 

A. 18th & Vine Development Policy Committee

B. Parks and Recreation Department

C. City Manager’s Office

D. General Services

E. Finance

F. American Jazz Museum, Inc.

G. Negro League Baseball Museum

H. One citizen representative

I. Mutual Musicians Foundation

 

The organizational assessment shall engage in a discovery and planning phase with respect to the ongoing management of the assets from and after May 1, 2018. Such phase shall include the following objectives, in addition to those which the City Manager might deem appropriate for the purposes of implementing the provisions of this ordinance:

 

1.    Analyze and assess the governance structure, operations, financials, and programming of the assets; and

 

2.    Suggest business and funding plan objectives, based on available best practices, for the ongoing management of the assets.

 

Section 5. That the City Manager shall use the information from the organizational assessment to recommend to the City Council what entity should manage, or cause a third party contractor to manage, the assets from and after May 1, 2018 in a manner consistent with the recommendation to be developed. As the 18th & Vine Development Policy Committee is uniquely positioned to offer valuable insight as to the management of the City’s assets, given its role with regards to the 18th & Vine Historic District, the City Manager shall ensure that the transfer of management responsibility to the recommended entity includes an opportunity for the 18th & Vine Development Policy Committee to consult with and advise the recommended entity’s staff with respect to management matters.

 

Section 6. That nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit the City from negotiating and executing a new agreement with the American Jazz Museum, Inc., for the period commencing from and after May 1, 2018 in the event the operational assessment concludes that the American Jazz Museum, Inc. has structured and positioned itself in such a manner that it would be in the City’s best interests for the American Jazz Museum, Inc. to have a continuing role in the management of the City’s assets.

 

Section 7. That this ordinance is recognized as having an accelerated effective date within the provisions of Section 503(A)(3)(C) of the City Charter in that it appropriates money, and shall take effect in accordance with that section.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Brian T. Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney