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Legislation #: 080310 Introduction Date: 3/27/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/27/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, FORD, CIRCO, CURLS, FUNKHOUSER, RILEY, SANDERS BROOKS, SHARP, SKAGGS, MARCASON AND GOTTSTEIN
Title: Expressing the Council’s interest in the City collaborating with other metropolitan municipal and county governments to create a regional correctional system and directing the City Manager to develop a comprehensive plan for a regional correctional system.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/26/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/27/2008 Immediate Adoption
3/27/2008 Councilmember Jolly Move to Amend
3/27/2008 Adopted as Amended

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RESOLUTION NO. 080310, AS AMENDED

 

Expressing the Councils interest in the City collaborating with other metropolitan municipal and county governments to create a regional correctional system and directing the City Manager to develop a comprehensive plan for a regional correctional system.

 

WHEREAS, the City recognizes the need for a cooperative and regional approach in providing correctional facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council intends to support and participate in the development and use of a regional correctional system of services and facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes it is in the best interests of the citizens to identify cost saving efficiencies while promoting public safety through a cooperative, regional approach; and

 

WHEREAS, representatives of the City and Jackson County, Missouri sharing an interest in a regional correctional system have begun discussing the possibilities for developing a regional correctional system; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires to continue those discussions with Jackson County, Missouri; and explore collaborating with other interested municipal and county governments including Clay, Platte and Cass Counties; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires the City Manager to develop for its consideration a comprehensive plan for the consolidation of the Citys correctional facilities and services into a regional correctional system; and

WHEREAS, the Council desires the City Manager to identify options for the delivery of correctional services and for the purchasing of goods and services currently used by the Citys correctional facility which would result in cost savings to the City and promote public safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Council hereby expresses its support for, and intent to participate in, the development and use of a regional correctional system of services and facilities.

 

Section 2. That, prior to May 1, 2008, the City Manager, in collaboration with officials of Jackson County, Missouri and any other interested municipal or county governments including Clay, Platte and Cass Counties, is hereby directed to develop and report to the Council a timeline and strategy for the development of a comprehensive plan


for the consolidation of the Citys correctional facilities and services into a regional correctional system, the costs, use and governance of which will be shared by other metropolitan municipal and county governments.

 

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