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Last Published: 7/22/2019 4:37:15 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - ALISSIA CANADY, KATHERYN SHIELDS, HEATHER HALL
Excused:1 - QUINTON LUCAS
 

190540
Estimating revenues in the amount of $1,876,943.00 in the Community Development Block Grant Fund; appropriating funds in the amount of $1,878,486.00 to the Community Development Block Grant Fund; estimating revenues and appropriating funds in the amount of $17,408.00 in the Neighborhood Grants Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $1,986,033.95 in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program; appropriating funds in the amount of $3,300,000.00 in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Fund; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods to execute contracts for construction of housing; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Wood, Heather Cater and Jennifer Tidwell, Housing Services gave a brief testimony. This ordinance corrects the estimates that were budgeted for the 2019 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) and ESG grants. It also appropriated funds for the substantial amendment for the 2018 action plan for CDBG and HOME.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

190545
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-102, 10-122, 10-123, and 10-185, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of updating ordinances and in conformity with statutory changes.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Jim Ready, Regulated Industries gave a brief testimony that this ordinance is to clean up the ordinance language to bring all four sections of the ordinance into compliance with Missouri state law.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

190551
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $707,639.00 for legal services.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Wood, Housing Services, Michael Duffy and Joe Dandurand, Legal Aid of Kansas City, testified that this ordinance contract will provide legal services to neighborhood associations and residents dealing with problem properties in their neighborhoods. Contractors will assist in clearing title exceptions to real property in targeted neighborhoods and support the City's abandoned vacant properties and dangerous buildings initiatives.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

190552
Estimating and appropriating the amount of $25,000.00 in the Inmate Security Fund; and appropriating that amount to the Neighborhood Initiatives account.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Deletta Dean, Neighborhood and Housing Services testified that the passage of this ordinance will appropriate revenue in the amount of $25,000 from the Inmate Security Fund and appropriates that amount to the Neighborhood Inititiatives account.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

190556
Estimating and appropriating $3,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $3,000.00 grant from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for support services for women at risk of hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular disease in the Kansas City area; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Alssia Canandy gave brief a testimony. This ordinance is the acceptance to approve a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide service coordination to women with hypertension between the ages of 40 to 64 years of age, for the period of July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019. The amount of $3,000.00, will be used to teach clients how to self monitor their blood pressure, and to improve their health habits to reduce their risk of hypertention, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Health Department staff members were not available for testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

190562
Estimating revenue and appropriating funds in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Fund in the amount of $500,000.00; authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into contracts, financing agreements, and loan documents up to $500,000.00 from funds in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program Fund to provide partial funding to support an affordable rental housing project; estimating revenue and appropriating funds in the Community Development Block Grant Fund in the amount of $130,000.00; and authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract for $280,000.00 from funds in the Community Development Block Grant Program Fund for a microenterprise assistance public facility improvement.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Wood, Heather Cater and Jennifer Tidwell, Housing Services gave a brief testimony. This ordinance describes the Linwood Gardens and the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation projects, authorizes the Director to enter into development contracts, financing agreements and loan documents with the development entities for the creation of 32 affordable housing units and construction of a microenterprise incubator and accelerator facility. The Linwood Gardens Project needs $500,000 of HOME financing. The HOME funds will allow for the creation of 32 service enriched affordable family housing units, 11 one bedroom units with proposed rents of $575 per month, 12 two bedroom units with proposed rents of $675 per month, 8 three bedroom units with proposed rents of $775 per month and 1 four bedroom unit with proposed rent of $850 per month. The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation is utilizing $280,000 of CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funding from years 2016 and 2018 to construct a microenterprise incubator and education and technical assistance facility to be named the Center for Urban Enterprise.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 2. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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