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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:28:06 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY SCHUMACHER, JIM GLOVER
Excused:1 - TROY NASH
 

050492
Accepting funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, from the 2004 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant in the amount of $538,386.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $644,207.00 in the 2004 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant; reducing appropriations in the General Fund in the amount of $15,421.00; appropriating $15,421.00 in the General Fund for transfer to the grant funds; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing cooperative agreements with the Board of Police Commissioners ($251,000.00), Jackson County Prosecutors Office ($133,300.00), and COMBAT and the Pan-Educational Institute ($106,000.00); directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices; recognizing an emergency measure within the provisions of Section 15, Article III of the Charter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Gina Robinson, Manager of Administration for Neighborhood and Community Services, talked about the grant. This is part of a 2-year grant and the City hall been receiving it for the last 8 years. The ordinance allows the City to enter into cooperative agreements with KCPD, Jackson County and drug programs such as COMBAT. Councilwoman Deb Hermann asked if the format of the grant would change next year? According to Ms. Robinson, the next grant would be called JAG (Justice Assistance Grant) and hope that the structure would not change.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 Dangerous Buildings will give a presentation regarding the Paint Program on the WEB. Shockey Franciscus, Dangerous Buildings made the presentation regarding the Paint Program. He explained the criteria and income guidelines that needed to be met in order to qualify for the program. He outlined the process the city used to make sure that the applicants were following the guidelines established by the department. The City had contracted with Sherwin Williams to supply the paint used in the program. Councilwoman Becky Nace asked why wasn't the "ReStore" being used as an outlet for supplying paint. Mr. Franciscus explained that the difference in the cost of paint was minimal and the quantity needed might not be available. Linda Callow and Mary Lowe both spoke in favor of the Paint Program. Les Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services commended his staff for the work involved in securing funds to restart the paint program. Councilwoman Deb Hermann also commended the staff for being able to reimplement the program. Her one desire would be to see the income guidelines changed to include more people who may otherwise slip through the cracks of the system.