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Legislation #: 080694 Introduction Date: 7/10/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 8/7/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOHNSON, CIRCO, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, MARCASON, SKAGGS, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOLLY, CURLS, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK AND SHARP
Title: Expressing the Councils intentions for a light rail starter line should voters approve the enactment of a new 3/8-cent light rail sales tax on November 4, 2008.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/10/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/10/2008 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
7/17/2008 Hold On Agenda (7/24/2008)
7/24/2008 Hold On Agenda (7/31/2008)
7/31/2008 Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute
7/31/2008 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
8/7/2008 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 080694

Expressing the Councils intentions for a light rail starter line should voters approve the enactment of a new 3/8-cent light rail sales tax on November 4, 2008.

WHEREAS, the City has, in cooperation with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, sought public input and comment on potential light rail projects; and

WHEREAS, the City has adopted the FOCUS Kansas City Master Plan that includes light rail; and

WHEREAS, the Mid-America Regional Council has made concerted studies of transportation needs of the metropolitan area; and

WHEREAS, the Mid-America Regional Council has adopted an updated plan called the Smart Moves Regional Transit Vision Plan Update, June 2008, that provides recommendations for long-term development of a metropolitan transportation plan that includes light rail; and

WHEREAS, the City Council expressed its commitment on November 8, 2007 in Resolution # 071202 to place a plan for light rail before voters no later than November 4, 2008; and

WHEREAS, voters of Kansas City will be asked whether they wish to fund a light rail starter line of approximately 14 miles on November 4, 2008; NOW, THEREFORE

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to build a light rail starter line running from the area around the intersection of Bruce R. Watkins Roadway and 63rd Street on the south to the area around the intersection of Northeast Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway on the north, with specific details, including street alignments and station locations and designs, to be determined by the City Council through the continuation of the ongoing and comprehensive federal alternatives analysis planning process involving the City, its Citizens and the KCATA.

Section 2. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City that the light rail starter line be designed to connect to and operate in conjunction with a regionally funded and governed comprehensive multi-modal transportation system that serves corridors throughout the metropolitan area, and connects Clay, Platte and Jackson counties.

Section 3. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City that the KCATA operate the light rail starter line.

Section 4. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to encourage the completion of the Troost Bus Rapid Transit line, and to work with the KCATA to explore new Bus Rapid Transit lines, including a line serving Prospect Avenue and lines serving east-west corridors, including but not limited to corridors along Truman Road, Linwood Boulevard, and 39th Streets, and to work with the Federal Transit Administration to secure federal funding for such services.

Section 5. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City that Union Station will be served by light rail.

Section 6. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas to fashion light rail so that it enhances the pedestrian experience citywide and to take appropriate measures where possible to minimize the impact of construction.

Section 7. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to work with the KCATA to enhance bus service and integrate bus service with bus rapid transit and light rail.

Section 8. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to take appropriate steps to avoid double taxation of its residents for light rail within the City should a regional tax also be enacted, including but not limited to, repeal of the Citys light rail tax.

Section 9. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City, as light rail plans progress toward final design and construction, to work with the City of North Kansas City to determine a mutually agreeable solution for light rail in the City of North Kansas City.

Section 10. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City that its MBE/WBE and workforce requirements will be implemented in the development and construction of a light rail starter line as reflected in the ordinance enacting the light rail sales tax.

Section 11. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to encourage transit-oriented development along the light rail line.

Section 12. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to include public art in the design and construction of light rail stations.

Section 13. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City that the light rail line shall not encroach upon Anita Gorman Park located at Northeast Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway.


Section 14. That it is the intention of the City of Kansas City to pursue all applicable federal, state and local funding sources in order to accomplish the goals set forth above.

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