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Legislation #: 180727 Introduction Date: 9/13/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHIELDS, TAYLOR, FOWLER, WAGNER, REED, LUCAS, BARNES JR. AND LOAR
Title: Establishing a list of weapons that individuals will be prohibited from bringing into the area located on Westport Road between the westernmost edge of the intersection with Broadway Boulevard westward to the easternmost edge of the intersection with Mill Street, together with the area located along Pennsylvania Avenue from the southernmost edge of the intersection with 40th Street southward to the northernmost edge of the intersection with Archibald Street, during the dates and times as set forth in that Agreement between the City and the Westport Community Improvement District as approved by Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 170894, As Amended.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/13/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/13/2018 Councilmember Shields (Second by Fowler) Move to Advance
9/13/2018 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 180727

 

Establishing a list of weapons that individuals will be prohibited from bringing into the area located on Westport Road between the westernmost edge of the intersection with Broadway Boulevard westward to the easternmost edge of the intersection with Mill Street, together with the area located along Pennsylvania Avenue from the southernmost edge of the intersection with 40th Street southward to the northernmost edge of the intersection with Archibald Street, during the dates and times as set forth in that Agreement between the City and the Westport Community Improvement District as approved by Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 170894, As Amended.

 

WHEREAS, the City vacated the sidewalks located on Westport Road between the westernmost edge of the intersection with Broadway Boulevard westward to the easternmost edge of the intersection with Mill Street, together with the sidewalks located along Pennsylvania Avenue from the southernmost edge of the intersection with 40th Street southward to the northernmost edge of the intersection with Archibald Street; and

 

WHEREAS, in conjunction with the vacation of the sidewalks, the City entered into an Agreement with the Westport CID to outline the obligations of the parties with respect to the sidewalk vacation, as approved by Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 170894, As Amended; and

 

WHEREAS, the Agreement provides that weapons will not be allowed in the area more specifically described in the agreement during the dates and times when the Westport CID restricts access to the sidewalks, as further set forth in the Agreement; and

 

WHEREAS, the City now wishes to further clarify the types of weapons that will be prohibited from the area during the dates and times as further set forth in the Agreement; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the following types of weapons shall not be permitted in the area more specifically described in the Agreement between the City and the Westport CID as approved by Second Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 170894, As Amended, during those dates and times as further set forth in the Agreement, and the Westport CID may refuse entry to the area to individuals in possession of these weapons:

 

a. Guns and firearms of all kinds – including but not necessarily limited to BB guns, cap guns, compressed air guns, flare guns, parts of guns or firearms, pellet guns, replica firearms, rifles, spear guns, starter pistols, stun guns, and toy guns; and

 

b. Ammunition; and

 

c. Bows and arrows, throwing stars, flamethrowers, and any other projectile weapon; and

 

d. Explosive devices, including but not limited to fireworks; and

 

e. Sabers, swords, and knives of all kinds other than those with a single blade of three (3) inches or less; and

 

f. Pepper spray and other self-defense sprays in containers or volumes larger than 0.60 oz (17 grams); and

 

g. Crowbars, ice axes/ice picks, billy clubs, brass knuckles, nunchucks, and any other melee weapon.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Sarah Baxter

Assistant City Attorney