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Last Published: 1/30/2017 10:15:48 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

RESOLUTION - Expressing solidarity with the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction and directing the City Clerk to forward copies of this resolution to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, the City’s U.S. Congressional delegation and President Barack Obama.

Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, Carol Adams and Robin Martinez, Environmenatal Management Commission, gave testimony on recent oil spills -- 80,000 gallons near Tioga, ND in October 2013; 51,000 galllons released into the Yellowstone River upstream of Glendive, MT; and 1 million gallons of tar sands crude oil in Michigan's Kalamzoo River in July 2010 -- have clearly demonstrated the danger for downstream communities, fish, and wildlife from oil spills from pipelines such as DAPL. Kansas City shares an interest with other cities who rely upon the Missouri River as a drinking water supply and is concerned with protection of this critical resource. In a show of unprecedented historical cooperation, more than 100 Native American tribes have issued resolutions and/or traveled to stand in solidarity with the Lakota Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and have established two peaceful encampments in Cannon Ball, ND known as the Sacred Stone Camp & Camp Warrior to resist the construction of DAPL and to protect their sacred lands. In Sep. 2016 the City Council of Cleveland, OH & the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen adopted resolutions in opposition to DAPL & in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council. By Resolution No. 071327, November has been declared "Native American Month" in Kansas City in order to ensure that Native Americans should forever continue to be acknowledged by the City as a people of great dignity, perseverance, and pride. Adoption of this resolution would be consistent with that resolution. The City's Environmental Management Commission has requested adoption of an ordinance in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council and in opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Amending Section 50-261, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Unlawful use of weapons – Generally” to comply with the new provisions of Section 571.030, RSMo, enacted by Senate Bill 656 (2016) over the veto of the Governor and amending Section 50-270, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Failure to leave locations where carrying concealed weapons is not permitted” to update a reference to Missouri statutes.

City Attorney, Bill Geary, testified on the General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 656 over the veto of the Governor. This bill changes the provisons of section 571.030, RSMo. If the City is to have local regulations for the use of weapons they are required by section 21.750, RSMo. to be identical with the State regulations. Because it is the desire of the City to regulate the use of weapons to some extent allowed by the State, the City's ordinances must be amended. The amendments include the following: recognize the fact that the Missouri General Assembly firearms; Allows municipal prosecutors and judges to carry weapons where otherwise restricted, if they have completed a firearms safety training course; and allow members of a fire department to carry weapons where otherwise restricted if permitted by the City Council and if a permit is held by the employee.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

Accepting and approving a three-year $141,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for sanitation inspections for child care facilities in the Kansas City area.

Naser Jouhari, and Joe Willamson, Health Department testified that the state regulates and permits approximately 460 facilities in the City of Kansas City to care for children during daytime and nighttime operations. The State contracts with the Health Department to conduct inspections of these permitted facilities to assure that the children are cared for in a safe and healthful environment. Inspections focus on disease prevention; safe food handling; safe storage of toxic agents, cleaners and medicines; pest control; safe water supplies; basic evaluation and control of lead hazards and other environmental hazards in all regulated child care facilities.  
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 1. Staff from the KCFD will give an update on Response Time Report and EMS Collections.
 KCFD Chief Deputy Tom Collins, gave a report for the September 2016 Response Time and EMS collections along with staff from the KCFD gave an update on the response to Kansas City violent response. To date for assaults, shootings and stabbings were 2560 incidents and 1344 were transported. There were 7000 medical incidents and 1000 or greater from facility to facility. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 3. 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.
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.