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Last Published: 10/3/2008 11:07:48 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:4 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS, JOHN SHARP
 

080937
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to implement a Community Justice Resource Inventory, another recommendation of the 2006 Commission on Violent Crime Final Report, to assess current community initiatives available to address violence and crime.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Tracy Mc Clendon-Cole, Aim4peace, was present to testify regarding the Aim4peace initiative and the resolution number 090937. She explained that the resolution would allow a systematic inventory of all the resources in Kansas City. Having this information available will assist in making sure that services are not duplicated, that gaps in service are addressed and that funding is being allocated appropriately. She said that Aim4peace had began resource inventory as a part of their efforts in the target area but this resolution direct them toward a City-wide inventory resource. Major Allen, Major Myer, Ron Mcmillen, Don Ousley, Andre Thurman, Jeff France, Lamore Vickers, Mr. Alvin Brooks and The Mayor were also present and spoke passionately about the importance of working together to reduce violence crime in Kansas City.
Ayes: 5 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080824
Amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 70-856, Use of safety belts, and 70-857, Child passenger restraint systems, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of requiring that children under sixteen years of age be appropriately restrained when traveling in a motor vehicle.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (10/1/2008)"
This was not discussed and was held until Oct. 1, 2008.

080859
Accepting and approving an eighteen month $595,299.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide funding for HIV case management services for Missouri residents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) within the Kansas City, Missouri HIV region.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
The following ordinances were related and held from a previous week's meeting: 080859,080860 and 080863. Clyde Bolton, Marty Gaulitie and Harvey Shebert all from the Health Department, were present to testify on the ordinances. 080859 addresses rental assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The second ordinance 080860 addresses providing primary health services for person living with HIV/AIDS and the final ordinance of the three addresses technical assistance, oversight and education regarding cardiovascular disease prevention.
Ayes: 5 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080860
Accepting and approving a one-year Minority AIDS Initiative grant award in the amount of $199,621.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide funding for primary care and medical case management services to minority populations; and increasing revenue in the amount of $9,699.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See 080859.
Ayes: 5 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080863
Accepting and approving a one-year $31,475.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for implementation, oversight, technical assistance and evaluation of educational activities for cardiovascular disease prevention for the City of Kansas City, Missouri and authorizing the Director of Health to expend the funds.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See 080859.
Ayes: 5 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080910
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, Article XII, Smoking prohibited in enclosed places of employment and public places and public sidewalks abutting acute care hospitals, by enacting a new subsection (d) to Section 34-475, Where smoking is not regulated, that adds retail tobacco shops to the list of places where smoking is not regulated.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Ford, explained the intend of the ordinance substitute. He said the ordinance allows tobacco shops to continue to operate. He added that the soul purpose of these type of retail shops is smoking/tobacco products. No one under the age of 18 is permitted in the store and there are only a few that permit smoking on the premises in dedicated areas.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 1 - Jolly

080911
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, Article XII. Smoking prohibited in enclosed places of employment and public places and public sidewalks abutting acute care hospitals, by repealing Section 34-472, Definitions, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Section 34-472 of like title and subject matter, changing the definition of casino gaming area.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Ford, explained that this ordinance was to specify the casino gaming area. The substitute addresses the area where there are no slot machine or gaming and that would be accessible by persons under 18.
Ayes: 5 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 1. Third Wednesday Council Districts Crime Report, presented by the Kansas City Police Department 2. Last Week's Discussion Updates by City Departments regarding assessment on current crime statistics will continue this week 3. A representative from Children's Mercy Hospital will briefly discuss ordinance 080824 4. An overview of the Case Clearance Audit for the Kansas City Police Department will be given by City Auditor, Gary White. There may be general discussion of current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. There may be Closed Sessions to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(2) and a Legal Matter pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(1).