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|Last Published: 12/22/2005 9:42:47 AM|
|Upon Roll Call the following members were present:|
|Present:||4 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH|
|051261||Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting therein Division 7.5, entitled “Health Commission,” consisting of Sections 2-890 through 2-896, establishing a Health Commission to provide structure and oversight for the cyclical development, implementation and evaluation of a Community Health Plan for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and to advise the Mayor and City Council on public health matters and policies; and transferring member appointments from the current membership of the Health Commission to the newly-created Health Commission.|
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, stated this ordinance moves the Health Commission from a resolution to a ordinance body. Dr. Archer gave a brief history of Public Health in Kansas City. Dr. Cathy Davis, Health Department, introduced Airick Leonard West, a community member on the Health Commission. Dr. Davis stated the Health Commission is currently in the process of doing a evaluation. It's map process and to eventually build a community health plan that will be implemented and hopefully supervised by the Health Commission. Mr. West stated that currently the Health Commission is empowered to speak very clearly about health needs of the City, as they relate minority concerns. Creating this body as a work of an ordinance rather than a resolution will allow it to go beyond simply speaking about health disparity issues and be able to more aggressively pursue doing something about health disparity issues.
Councilwoman Becky Nace asked how this commission or their ideas or communication is funded through the Health Department. Dr. Archer stated his department currently staffs the commission. If the recommendation from the commission is a minor cost issue, his department will try maneuver within the current budget. If it is more significant then that would have to go into the annual priority setting process that the Council would look at for all kinds of related issues. Dr. Archer stated the commission also becomes active at times testifying on state or federal related legislative issues which brings resources or dollars to do public health programs. Councilwoman Nace asked what are the commission's top priorities. Dr. Archer stated the commission has nine strategic areas that it is working on right now as part of the community health improvement plan:
1. Patient safety related issues.
2. Oral health
3. Primary prevention
4. Secondary prevention which is early diagnostic and screening of conditions.
5. Environmental health
6. Maternal health
7. child health
8. Communicable disease
9. Oral health
Dr. Davis stated that Senior issues have been encompassed in everything.
No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Nace, Nash
|Providing a portion of the redevelopment financing for Project G of the Southtown Corridor/31st & Baltimore Tax Increment Financing Plan in a amount not to exceed $1 million; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a first amendment to the Project “G” Acquisition, Legal, and Relocation Agreement; estimating $1 million in revenue in the General Fund and appropriating it for the First Amendment; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a cooperative agreement providing for repayment of the $1 million; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself; and, recognizing an emergency.|
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/2/2005)"
John Franklin, City Manager's Office, requested that the ordinance be held. It is a redevelopment project on the 63rd corridor but it takes a TIF Comission approval first, prior to any action on the part of the City. There is nothing the City can do until the TIF Commission votes.