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Last Published: 5/4/2005 11:58:24 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - JIM ROWLAND, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
Excused:1 - TROY NASH
 

050416
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in certain General Fund accounts by $2,324,500.00; increasing revenue estimates in certain accounts of the General Fund by $3,810,000.00; increasing appropriations in certain General Fund accounts by $6,134,500.00; estimating remaining uncollected balances in certain revenue accounts and appropriating unexpended and unencumbered balances of certain appropriation accounts of the General, East Park, Public Mass Transportation, Infrastructure and Maintenance, Local Use Tax, Hodge Park, Arterial Street Impact Fee, Public Art, Fire Sales Tax, Health Levy, Convention and Tourism, Community Centers, Economic Development Initiatives, CDBG, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, Local Law Enforcement, Home Investment Partnership, Capital Improvements, General Debt and Interest, 909 Walnut Tower-STIF, Water, Sewer, KC Airports, PFC, Customer Facility, DEA Drug Forfeiture, RG-KC Southern Railroad and Convention Center Garages Fund in the same accounts for next fiscal year; appropriating the following amounts from the unappropriated fund balances of the following funds: $1,000.00 (Museum), $1,000.00 (East Park), $2,000.00 (West Park), $2,000.00 (Trafficway Maintenance), $3,207.00 (Public Mass Transportation, $4,000.00 (Community Centers), $199,320.40(Capital Improvements), $1,000,000.00 (Water), $500,000.00 (Sewer), $750,000.00 (Customer Facility), $150,000.00 (DEA Drug Forfeiture), $500,000.00 (RG-KC Southern Railroad), $200,000.00 Convention Center Garages); closing certain CDBG Fund accounts; and recognizing an emergency.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Mark Thoma-Perry, Budget Office, explained the purpose of the ordinance. Troy Schulte, Budget Office, answered questions from the committee regarding court technology and overall fine structure to fund two positions in the court system. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Rowland, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050424
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Sections 2-1075, 2-1081, 2-1082 and 2-1083, and adopting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, which eliminates a salary step system for all classified non-firefighting employees and moves the salary grades to open ranges; thereby establishing only a minimum and maximum salary range for each job classification and changing the salary schedule for elective positions in the city service; and by amending Sections 2-1086 and 2-1097, which provides for general maintenance of ordinance language eliminating a salary step plan system; and establishes the minimum working hours for exempt employees.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, explained the purpose of the ordinance. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Rowland, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

050425
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1115, Reduction in force; layoffs, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, which adjusts affected employee’s salaries in accordance with the pay ordinance in effect at the time the layoff, grants the City Manager authority to stabilize affected employees’ pay and gives affected employees an opportunity to alternative employment.


BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon, Human Resources, explained the purpose of the ordinance and answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Rowland, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 Staff from MAST and the Health Department will present an ARTS report on "MAST Financial Viability." Hilda Fuentes, Health Department, distributed copies of the report to the committee. She reported the there is one item that is in progress. Doug Hutton, MAST, reported the RFP process is on schedule. He stated that the reason for not getting more bidders was due to financial and union issues which have been resolved. He also reported that progress has been made in obtaining formal contracts with each of the jurisdictions that MAST serves. Ms. Fuentes stated that the first recommendation status will remain "in progress" based on the ongoing issues about the type of model and the bidding and will provide an update on it. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present an audit on "Performance Management." Mark Funkhouser and Brandon Haynes, City Auditor's Office, distributed copies of the audit to the committee and walked the committee through the audit and answered questions. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a follow-up audit on the "Police Community Complaint Process." Mark Funkhouser, City Auditor's Office, distributed copies of the audit to the committee and walked the committee through the audit. He gave the history and purpose of the audit. Mr. Funkhouser and Pearl Fain, Office of Community Complaints, answered questions from the committee regarding credibility issues and possbile solutions. There will be a general discussion of current Budget and Audit issues.