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Legislation #: 010054 Introduction Date: 1/4/2001
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Directing the City Manager to review the proposal for a Housing Commission contained in the report entitled "A Proposed Housing Policy for the 21st Century" prepared by the Mayor´s Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing to evaluate the opportunities and implications of such a commission on the Council´s ability to set housing policy and directing the City Manager to meet with minority housing providers in reviewing the proposal for a housing commission and to report to the Council.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/4/2001

Prepare to Introduce

1/4/2001

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

1/10/2001

Hold On Agenda

1/31/2001

Hold On Agenda

2/7/2001

Hold On Agenda

2/14/2001

Hold On Agenda

3/21/2001

Hold On Agenda

4/18/2001

Hold On Agenda

5/2/2001

Hold Off Agenda

1/9/2002

Released


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RESOLUTION NO. 010054

 

Directing the City Manager to review the proposal for a Housing Commission contained in the report entitled "A Proposed Housing Policy for the 21st Century" prepared by the Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing to evaluate the opportunities and implications of such a commission on the Council's ability to set housing policy and directing the City Manager to meet with minority housing providers in reviewing the proposal for a housing commission and to report to the Council.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing submitted a report on December 14, 2000, entitled "A Proposed Housing Policy for the 21st Century"; and

 

WHEREAS, the proposed housing policy contains six goals and twelve policies with supporting context, actions and outcomes; and

 

WHEREAS, the report states that Goal 1 is to "encourage a coordinated and efficient delivery system for all housing related services" with the following outcomes/actions listed for this goal:

 

a) A Housing Commission will be appointed by the Mayor, approved by the City Council, and organized to meet at least quarterly to evaluate the effectiveness of the Citys housing policy as detailed below. An individual appointed by the Mayor will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Citys housing policy and will lead the Committee.

 

b) The Housing Commission in cooperation with the Citys housing partners will benchmark the Citys organizational structures and processes (including time and cost) for providing housing services against, competing suburban municipalities as well as with cities of similar demographic size on an annual basis. The Housing Advisory Committee and the Citys housing partners will report findings to the Mayor and City Council on an annual basis.

 

c) The Housing Commission will recommend to the Mayor and City Council annual performance targets for administering and providing housing services on the basis of housing policies, allocation of housing funds, and benchmarked data.

 

d) The Housing Commission will measure the Citys performance in providing housing services, assess performance against performance targets on an annual basis and report findings to the Mayor and City Council.

 

e) On an annual basis, the Housing Commission and the City will review and recommend housing policies and the allocation of housing funds in response to performance over the previous year and the projected needs for the up-coming year. Recommendations will be submitted to the City for consideration in the Consolidated Plan; and

 


WHEREAS, the role between the City Council and the proposed Housing Commission for setting City housing policies is not clear; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council does not desire to abdicate its responsibility for setting housing policies for the City to the proposed Housing Commission as the council members are the individuals who were elected by the citizens to represent their interests and set City policies, including policies on housing; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Council hereby directs the City Manager to review the proposal for a Housing Commission contained in the report entitled "A Proposed Housing Policy for the 21st Century" prepared by the Mayor's Citizen Advisory Committee on Housing" to evaluate the opportunities and implications of such a commission on the Council's ability to set housing policy. The City Manager is further directed to meet with minority housing providers in reviewing the proposal for establishment of a housing commission. After completing his review, the City Manager is directed to report to Council which includes the Manager's identified opportunities, implications and all options which address the opportunities and implications identified.

 

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