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Last Published: 3/7/2017 10:20:22 AM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:3 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
 

170008
Accepting a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Grant in the amount of $100,000.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $100,000.00 in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund; appropriating that amount to the Our Town Grant account of the Neighborhoods Grants Fund; authorizing a $110,000.00 contract with Kansas City Design Center; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Megan Crigger, City Manager's Office, testified that the City of Kansas City, Missouri partnered with the Kansas City Design Center in the development of a grant application to National Endowment for the Arts to support analysis of public space and integration of creative and cultural approach to public space improvements in the West Bottoms.   The City Manager’s Office of Culture and Creative Services was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant in the amount of $100,000.00 that runs from August 1, 2016 through July 30, 2018.   City will enter into an agreement with National Endowment for the Arts.   The City and Kansas City Design Center will implement West Bottoms Reborn, a project to develop a strategy of “place-keeping” that integrates local artistic production into the creation of public space as a means of extolling and nurturing unique qualities of the extant urban environment.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

170009
Estimating and appropriating $15,000.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving a $15,000.00 Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Washington to develop and test a uniform chart of accounts (COA) for reporting on expenditures and revenues related to public health in the Kansas City area; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, testified that the purpose of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) is to define and coordinate efforts between the University of Washington's Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Project and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. PHAST is a research project funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the purpose of facilitating evidence-based public health practice in order to promote a culture of health. The overall aim is to develop standardized data collection and reporting methods in collaboration with public health practice partners.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160958
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-1, 10-3, 10-101, 10-103, 10-107, 10-113, 10-117, 10-118, 10-121, 10-122, 10-123, 10-124, 10-125, 10-126, 10-127, 10-134, 10-136, 10-185, 10-211, and 10-214 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections to comply with Missouri State Statutes that eliminate liquor licenses and permits that are no longer in effect and create a new license and fee adjustments for out of state manufacturers.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/25/2017)"
This Ordinance will be held for one week. Alcoholic beverages are no longer classified by alcohol content by the State of Missouri. One of the main reasons for this is because beer and malt beverages are no longer being made with an alcohol content at or below 5% as it now varies widely due to the large number microbreweries that have come into existence throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Due to this, the definition of malt beverages and intoxicating liquor have been changed under Missouri State Statute and in Kansas City Ordinances to be defined based on ingredients. A license for nonintoxicating beer is no longer offered from the State of Missouri. Therefore, all nonintoxicating beer licenses and references to nonintoxicating beer have been eliminated. The definition of malt liquor has been changed to malt beverages to match the language as provided in Missouri State Statutes
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160962
(Sub.)
Calling an election on April 4, 2017, for the purpose of establishing a maximum $25.00 fine for the possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, eliminating the possibility of jail for the possession of marijuana, and removing marijuana from the prohibition against paraphernalia; enacting the new provisions contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Cecilia Abbott, City Attorney's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance, by calling an election on April 4, 2017, for the purpose of establishing a maximum $25.00 fine for the possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, eliminating the possibility of jail for the possession of marijuana, and removing marijuana from the prohibition against paraphernalia; enacting the new provisions contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Lucas (Second by Canady) Move to Convene into Closed Session
Closed Session at 10:39am. No Motion to Convene from Closed Session resumed at 10:52am.
 
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 1. Sergeant. Baughman, with the LERC will discuss 2016 Homicide data.
 
 Sergeant Baughman, KCPD Law Enforcement Resource Center (LERC) gave a statistic update of violent group or gang related crimes in the Kansas city area. The percentage connected to violent crimes for the 2016 year is 58% compared to years rounded for 2013, 2014 and 2015 at 60%. Sergeant testified that initial homicide factors in 2016 began with arguments, domestic violence, drug robberies and robbery.
 
 2. Sergeant. Rocker, KCPD will discuss the KCPD Victim Services Unit and their services.
 
 Sergeant Rocker, KCPD, gave an overview of the victim services unit. Victim services is a community support unit that assist those that are victims against crime. They are partnered with numerous companies as well as a compensation fund established in 2013 that assist in getting the help for victims with but not limited to; loss of property, loss mobility, or assistance with counseling. Sergeant Rocker testified that there are 11,000 victims of crime and 3,000 robberies per year reported.
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 4. 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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