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Legislation #: 080835 Introduction Date: 8/14/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 8/14/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, CURLS, GOTTSTEIN, JOLLY, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK AND SKAGGS
Title: Honoring Joyce Vidovich, Karen Curls, Carol Edwards, George Bukaty, Rick Olivares, Ron Borst and Bruce Waugh for their valued service to the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri

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8/14/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/14/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080835

 

Honoring Joyce Vidovich, Karen Curls, Carol Edwards, George Bukaty, Rick Olivares, Ron Borst and Bruce Waugh for their valued service to the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri

 

WHEREAS, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) is a state chartered development agency with commissioners appointed by the Mayor; and

 

WHEREAS, PIEA considers requests from developers to abate property taxes on projects for as long as 25 years and has been credited with helping to spur residential development in Downtown, River Market and the Crossroads Art District; and

 

WHEREAS, the PIEA approved a total of 64 projects in blighted urban core communities in 2007. These 64 projects will provide estimated new investment of $165,359,281, the creation of 563 new jobs and the retention of 110 jobs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority (PIEA) is one of the least bureaucratic and most accountable redevelopment agencies in Kansas City, Missouri with a reputation for being innovative and responsive to the City; and

 

WHEREAS, these Commissioners never lost sight of the fact that the abatements they awarded increased population density in the urban core of Kansas City at a time when density bonuses were needed to offset development risks and by doing so, supported good public policies such as urban mass transit, and lower operation and maintenance costs per capita for City services and infrastructure; and

 

WHEREAS, these former PIEA members, some of whom served terms spanning a 14-year period, were appointed by past Mayors including Mayor Kay Barnes and Mayor Emanuel Cleaver; and

 

WHEREAS, each of these Commissioners gave of their time, energy and expertise to make Kansas City a more viable and better place to live, and for that we are grateful and wish to express our appreciation.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Joyce Vidovich, Karen Curls, Carol Edwards, George Bukaty, Rick Olivares, Ron Borst and Bruce Waugh for their valued service to the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to each of the former Commissioners with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for their dedication and hard work.

 

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