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Legislation #: 091067 Introduction Date: 12/17/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/24/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Repealing Committee Substitutes for Resolution Nos. 960416 and 990443 for the purpose of dissolving the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Commission and the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Authority; and establishing the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission for the purposes of identifying, studying and making recommendations for addressing parking and transportation needs within the City.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/18/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/17/2009 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
1/7/2010 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
1/7/2010 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
1/14/2010 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 091067

Repealing Committee Substitutes for Resolution Nos. 960416 and 990443 for the purpose of dissolving the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Commission and the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Authority; and establishing the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission for the purposes of identifying, studying and making recommendations for addressing parking and transportation needs within the City.

WHEREAS, ongoing development in the City periodically necessitates parking and transportation improvements to support both private and public initiatives; and

WHEREAS, the ongoing success of that development and the convenience and safety of the public require convenient parking and transportation improvements; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to actively support parking and transportation management solutions within the context of policies that incorporate parking and transportation uses with the responsible use of our land and infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, parking and transportation policies should take into account the different types of users and should be responsible to the needs of all the public; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the complex nature of our parking and transportation needs, particularly within the downtown area, and the benefits to be realized by collaboratively working with those who have a direct stake in the success of the City’s parking and transportation policies; and

WHEREAS, the Commission established herein will advise the City Council, as requested, on parking and transportation needs within the City; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 960416 is hereby repealed in its entirety and the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Commission dissolved.

Section 2. That Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 990443 is hereby repealed in its entirety and the Kansas City, Missouri Parking Authority dissolved.

Section 3. That the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission is hereby created and established and shall initially consist of twelve (12) members, comprised as follows:

a.                   One (1) representative from the Downtown Council, recommended by its president;

 

b.                  One (1) representative from the Crossroads Community Association, recommended by its president;

 

c.                   One (1) representative from the River Market Business Association, recommended by its president;

 d.             One (1) representative from the 18th & Historic Jazz District, recommended by its president;

d.                  One (1) representative from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, recommended by its general manager;

 

e.                   One (1) City staff members within the Public Works Department, recommended by the Director of Public Works;

 

f.                   One (1) representative of the City Manager’s Office, recommended by the City Manager; and

 

g.                  Four (4) City councilpersons consisting of one councilperson from the second, third and fourth districts, and the chairperson of the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

 

h.                  One (1) City staff member within Planning & Development recommended by the Director of Planning & Development;

Upon the recommendation of those individuals specified herein, the members shall be appointed by the mayor to serve two-year terms. The mayor shall fill any vacancy on the Commission by appointing a new member, in the same manner as the original appointment, and the new member shall serve a two-year term. In the event the mayor opposes any recommendation made hereunder, the person making the opposed recommendation shall make a substitute recommendation to the mayor.

Section 4. That the Commission is hereby charged with identifying, studying and making recommendations for addressing parking and transportation needs within the City. The Commission shall make its recommendations to the director of the City’s parking services division and shall advise the Council from time-to-time as requested. The Commission may make its recommendation with regard to any parking and transportation issue including, but not limited to:

  a.                   Pricing for on-street parking;

b.                  Time limits for on-street parking;

  c.                   Methods for optimizing the use of existing parking inventory;

  d.                  Coordination with public transit;

  e.                   Encouraging the use of off-street parking after hours;

  f.                   Parking stickers/decal/permit utilization;

  g.                  Best practices for the issuance of off-street parking variances;

  h.                  Utilization of multi-space pay stations;

  i.                    Alternate on-street parking configurations;

  j.                    Way-finding signage systems;

  k.                  Implementation of Greater Downtown Area Plan recommendations regarding parking, transportation and walkability;

  l.                    Providing feedback on enforcement policy & practices;

  m.        Identifying public-private transportation and parking related projects that may be funded by leveraging available public and private funds with parking revenues generated within particular geographical regions or districts of the City and which are in excess of the revenue needed to meet the operating costs of the City’s parking services division and service the debts on publicly-owned parking garages.

  n. Investigating methods to address debt service associated with Kansas City Missouri parking structures.

o.      Addressing traffic flow and circulation through the downtown loop.

Section 5. That the Commission shall initially focus its attention on parking and transportation needs within the area bounded by the Missouri River on the north, Woodland Avenue on the east, 31st Street on the south, and State Line Road on the west.

Section 6. That before the Commission undertakes to identify, study or make recommendation with regard to parking and transportation needs within any other geographical region or district of the City, it shall advise the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee so that the City Council may determine whether this ordinance should be amended to provide for the appointment of additional members, whether on a permanent or temporary basis, for purposes of representing interests that may be unique to that region or district.

  Section 7. That the members of the Commission shall select their chairperson from amongst themselves at their initial meeting. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting the initial meeting and each meeting thereafter unless the committee shall elect to provide by motion, duly adopted, that a larger number shall be required.

Section 8. That the Commission shall have the authority to adopt rules and procedures not otherwise inconsistent with anything herein to govern its operation.

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  Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

  _______________________________

Brian T. Rabineau

Assistant City Attorney