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Last Published: 4/28/2017 2:57:40 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:2 - QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
Excused:1 - KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office will present a Performance Audit: Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness Division Performance Measures.
 
 Doug Jones of the City Auditor's Office gave a brief overview of the communicable disease prevention and public health preparedness. The audit objectives are for the health department's performance measures for the communicable disease prevention and public health relevance, understandable, comparable, timely, consistent, and reliable. The auditor's office recommends that in order to improve the division's performance measures, the director of health would need to: improve the relevance by expanding its target population, improve understandability by clarifying measure titles provide additional detail in accompanying descriptions, improve reliability by ensuring timely data entry, implementing a systematic review process, and documenting calculation methods, and eliminating the measures not relevant to the divisions goals or objectives. Management agreed with the recommendations. Copies of this audit report can be obtained from the City Auditor's website: kcmo.gov/cityauditor or the city's open data portal data.kcmo.org. An electronic copy of the City Auditor's report is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. Dr. Derald Davis, Asst. Superintendent of Innovation and Special Projects, Kansas City Public Schools, will give a presentation of KC Public Schools’ Mentoring Initiative.
 
 Dr. Derald Davis, of the Kansas city public schools gave a brief testimony of the "Mentoring as a Strategy" in the Kansas City school public school district. There are 1 out of 3 youth that have never had a mentor of any kind. The more risk factors a young person has, the less likely he or she is to have a naturally occurring mentor. By connecting young people to caring, consistent and supportive adults, the school district can help put them on a path to success. Dr. Davis also presented the "Elements of Effective Practice" for mentoring is recruitment, screening, matching & initiation, monitoring & support and closure. An electronic copy of this presentation are available in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 3. Major Gregory Volker, KCPD, will give an update of the Law Enforcement Resource Center.
 
 Major Gregory Volker, Kansas City Police Department, gave a brief summary of the law enforcement resource center. The department is divided into 2 departments. The perpetrator information center has 4 sections which are: sports patrol, sports investigations, Real Time Crime and the Crime Intelligence Center. Major Volker also stated that there is the Intelligence Unit that has the Kansas city terrorism center which covers 8 counties in Missouri and Kansas and the Local fusion center.
 
 4. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 5. 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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