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Last Published: 6/2/2020 2:08:38 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:6 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, HEATHER HALL, RYANA PARKS-SHAW, MELISSA ROBINSON, LEE BARNES JR., KEVIN MCMANUS
 
 
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200296
Authorizing the Director of Health to execute a limited term contract in an amount not to exceed $26,260.68 for a Quality and Housing Assistant Manager to provide oversight and technical assistance to the HIV Services Program.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Samantha Hughes, Health Department, testified on this ordinance. The KC-TGA Ryan White Continuum of Care provided HIV/AIDS services for 2,748 unduplicated clients during the period from January 2019 to December 2019 (CY19), within the 11 county Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (KC-TGA). This comprehensive system of care is monitored for the quality, programmatic and fiscal integrity by the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, HIV Services Program. The position is critical to and funded by the HAB/HRSA Ryan White Part A/MAI Legislation grant, Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), KC-LIFE, Special Grant for the employment and housing for PLWHA. This position will work with the current staff to continue work on quality management, housing, including, special COVID19 HOPWA grants, the special grants deliverables, and reports. Partnership in the oversight of client database maintained in the Securing Client Outcomes Using Technology (SCOUT) system. Without this position we will fail to ensure that we meet the reporting deadlines for the Part A, HOPWA, and KC-LIFE, which could lead to a lost in future funding. This position performs highly complex and responsible administrative work to ensure the efficient operation of the Quality and Housing program. Conducts surveys and collects information on operational and administrative problems. Assists with the preparation and administration HIV Services annual budget; performs fiscal, statistical and personnel studies for the HIV Services Manager. Prepares and/or presents informational material for monthly, special and annual reports. . Therefore, the compensation for is $37.53 per hour, 30 hours per week, from April 6, 2020 to September 30, 2020.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, McManus
Nays: 0

200302
Authorizing the City Attorney to execute a Limited Term Contract in the amount of $37,960.00 for a part time domestic violence prosecuting attorney.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Cecilia Abbott and Laura Dole, law Department, testified on this ordinance. The position manages all the domestic violence cases scheduled in the four county Circuit Courts, is responsible for all pre-trial discovery, contacting, interviewing and providing information about the court process and available services to victims, contacting and interviewing witnesses, attending depositions, researching the defendant’s criminal history, contacting probation and parole officers, working in coordination with the victims assistants and prosecutors, entering into plea negotiations with defense attorneys, trying all bench and jury trials, and taking whatever additional action is necessary to reach an appropriate disposition of the domestic violence case. Additionally, this position will assume the review of warrant applications where KCPD submits a request for warrant when the offender is gone on arrival. The duties of this position will ensure these cases are reviewed, and if appropriate, a warrant requested within 72 hours of submission.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200303
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $846,792.00 for legal services.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Wood, Neighborhoods Department, testified on this ordinance. Legal Aid uses statutes such as the Abandoned Housing Act to address vacant and abandoned houses present in many neighborhoods. These are cases that the City is not able to file on behalf of the neighborhood organizations.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200304
Authorizing the Director of Human Relations Department to execute a renewal of a Limited Term Contract (LTC) in the amount of $22,000.00 for a Section 3 Assistant.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Phillip Yelder, Human relations department, Testified on this ordinance. This ordinance renews a $22,000.00 Limited Term Contract with for the purpose of certifying residents in the Metropolitan Statistical Area which provides them job opportunities and awards contracts to businesses for projects receiving certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200305
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a $5,000.00 Amendment No. 3 with Genovevo T. Chávez Ortíz, Ed.D (Dr. Gene Chávez), for curatorial and educational professional services at the Kansas City Museum for a total contract amount of $50,250.00.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Terry Rynard, City Managers office, testified on this ordinance.Professional, Specialized or Technical Services contracts must have City Council approval pursuant to Ordinance No. 200228.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200306
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a $10,000.00 Amendment No. 2 with Oralee McKinzy, for educational professional services at the Kansas City Museum for a total contract amount of $25,000.00.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Terry Rynard, City Managers office, testified on this ordinance. This ordinance authorizes a $10,000.00 Amendment No. 2 with Oralee McKinzy, for educational professional services at the Kansas City Museum for a total contract amount of $25,000.00.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200307
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a $30,000.00 Amendment No. 1 with Engage and Connect, LLC, for educational professional services at the Kansas City Museum for a total contract amount of $65,000.00.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Terry Rynard, City Managers office, testified on this ordinance.This ordinance authorizes a $30,000.00 Amendment No. 1 with Engage and Connect, LLC, for educational professional services at the Kansas City Museum for a total contract
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200308
Authorizing the Director of Health to execute six limited term contracts in an amount not to exceed $220,800.00 for six Aim4Peace staff positions consisting of a Hospital Case Manager, four Community Health Workers, and a Community Engagement Liaison; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tracy McClendon Cole, Health Department, testified on this ordinance. The Health Department's Aim4Peace (A4P) LTC, Hospital Case Manager, provides services to violently injured individuals beginning in the hospital setting at either Truman Medical Center or Research Hospital. Care generally starts with a brief intervention in the emergency department with the injured person and their family, followed by intensive community-based case management services (provided by Community Health Workers) in the months following the injury. This work is import as evidence suggests that, in the immediate aftermath of a violent injury/assault, victims are particularly receptive to making changes in their life and altering behavior to prevent future injury. Additionally, research shows that assault victims are most often at an elevated rate for reinjury and are susceptible to engaging in retaliatory violence as a "natural" response borne out of social pressure. Thus, this window in time in which the LTC workers provide services has been referred to as the "teachable
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200310
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to conduct a study of the increase in domestic violence in Kansas City because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Jane Brown, General Council for Mayor Lucas testified on this resolution. This Resolution directs the City Manager to conduct a study of the increase in domestic violence in Kansas City because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200314
Authorizing the Director of Parks and Recreation to enter into a $52,000.00 limited term contract for the Resident Engagement Officer to help improve efficiency, save money, and engage residents to help maintain the park system.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Terry Rynard, City Managers office, testified on this ordinance. It Is the desire of the Parks and Recreation Department to fill limited term contract positions for the purpose volunteer recruitment and resident engagement The Department created the Resident Engagement Officer position to support and the Department's volunteer recruitment and retention efforts Volunteers are critical to the success of the Parks department. With over 12,000 acres of park land, volunteers add needed labor capacity which saves the department significant money, and allows staff to focus on critical tasks This position is revenue positive. The resident engagement officer position was filled in January 2020. Within the last three months, the REO has organized 22 large community clean ups and recruited 21 regular volunteers, for an estimated value of $75,567 in labor.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200316
RESOLUTION - Encouraging City Council members to waive their salary increases provided by Ordinance No. 190503 by notifying in writing the Director of Finance and Human Resources Director the desire to waive the increase and the period of time for which the increase should be waived.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200225
Reducing an appropriation in the amount of $1,040,000.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; appropriating that amount to the Convention Center Garage account; authorizing a $537,000.00 Owner’s Representative Services Amendment No. 2 to Contract No. 07-AR1902 with CBC Real Estate Group, LLC related to the programming, design and reconstruction of the Auditorium Plaza Garage and Barney Allis Plaza Event Space; authorizing contract amendments; approving the proposed program for the project; providing for a construction trades training program; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself from the bond proceeds for certain expenditures; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/6/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.

200278
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to complete a study of downtown parking capacity to determine whether current and future downtown parking needs can be addressed by renovation of existing facilities, through new construction, or acquisition and arrangements with already-existing garage facilities.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (5/13/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0

200285
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, in the amount of $39,994.95 from funds previously appropriated in the General Fund to prepare a survey of housing stock in an effort to remediate blight, to assist the CCED Board with strategic planning and to subcontract with a neighborhood or community-based group to facilitate neighborhood input in the selection of development opportunities for affordable multi-family housing units.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
John Wood, Neighborhood and Housing Services, testified on this ordinance. This survey would identify rental properties in need of substantial rehabilitation, would promote reinvestment in properties needing improvement, and if improved, would reduce the blight that impacts neighborhoods. This would potentially increase the supply of affordable apartments to central city residents, addressing a need identified in the Housing Policy.
Ayes: 6 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr., McManus
Nays: 0
 
 1. Discussion regarding the Walker Parking Study.
 
 2. There may be additional general discussion regarding current Finance, Governance and Public Safety issues.
 
 3. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
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