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Legislation #: 120064 Introduction Date: 1/19/2012
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 1/29/2012
Title: Reaffirming the City’s commitment to working collaboratively in the implementation of the downtown streetcar project.

Legislation History
1/20/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/19/2012 Adopted

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Reaffirming the City’s commitment to working collaboratively in the implementation of the downtown streetcar project.

WHEREAS, the City committed itself, at the inception of the downtown streetcar project, to as open and inclusive a process as is reasonably possible; and

WHEREAS, the consultant team selected by the City, in partnership with others, was tasked with conducting the alternatives analysis in an open and inclusive manner, and did so through a variety of public meetings, open houses, demonstrations, and opportunities for public feedback; and

WHEREAS, the City has regularly involved key stakeholders at every step of the process by frequently meeting with various groups on request and by briefing and asking the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission for its recommendations; and

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Parking and Transportation Commission includes representatives of the Downtown Council, Crossroads Community Association, River Market Community Association, 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Downtown Neighborhood Association, and the Central Industrial District Association, among others; and

WHEREAS, the City values the input that these various groups and the individuals representing them provide; and

WHEREAS, the City acknowledges that the continued success of the downtown streetcar project is dependent on the relationships that have been built and the continued support of these groups and individuals; NOW, THEREFORE,

Section 1. That the City reaffirms its commitment to an open and inclusive process and to working collaboratively with all stakeholders on key issues including, but not limited to, the securing of federal funding, the implementation of the governing structure, streetcar operator procurement, and the development of a final financing plan.