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Last Published: 6/2/2010 2:53:35 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY

Authorizing the City Manager to participate in the Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System as a Host Agency.

Rich Noll, City Manager's Office, stated that the ordinance enables Kansas City, Missouri to join with Johnson County, Kansas, Independence, Missouri and the Mid-America Regional Council in forming the Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS). With this interopertable radio system, we will have a regional radio system with multiple jurisdictions participating. The MARRS system structure establishes the governance of this regional structure. Kansas City, Johnson County and Independence are host agencies. This is a regional system but Kansas City, Missouri retains ownership of all of its radio infrastructure. Mr. Noll answered questions from the committee regarding Kansas City's maintenance and liability responsibilities. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

Amending Chapter 62, Article VI of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled “Waste Tire Code”, by repealing Article VI therein composed of Sections 62-181 through 62-200, and enacting in lieu thereof a new Article VI, entitled “Tire Code”, consisting of new Sections 62-181 through 62-207 regulating the transportation, storage and disposal of tires and providing for fees for issuing permits to tire dealers and waste tire sites and a re-inspection fee for the inspection of tire dealers and waste tire sites that fail their annual inspection or a complaint inspection and the first re-inspection following the failed inspection; authorizing and directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; calling an election submitting these new fees to the qualified electors of Kansas City for their approval or disapproval; and recognizing an emergency.

Councilwoman Cindy Circo commented on and gave some background information regarding the problem of illegal hauling and dumping of waste tires. Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, testified on the process of amending the code to establish tire dealer permits, inspections and fees. Mr. Majors described various recycling options in the area. Mr. Majors answered questions from the committee. The following testified in support of this ordinance and also expressed their concerns: John Rizzo - Northeast Neighborhood Resident Michael Spadey - Resident Billie Robleado - Northeast Neighborhood Association Charles Melton - Resident William Hart - Blue Hills Neighborhood Association Eugene Beck - Tire Dealer Paul Tancredo - Blue Hills Neighborhood Association Jessie Jefferson - Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0
 There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. Councilwoman Cathy Jolly asked Major Wayne Stewart to give a brief update on the investigation of the disturbance on the Plaza. Councilwoman Jolly reported that she had a meeting with Colonel Cy Ritter and there will be another meeting on Monday afternoon. Council committee members have been invited to attend the Police Department sponsored meeting. Major Stewart gave an overview of the situation and answered questions from the committee regarding how the teens communicated with each other, e.g. texting, Face Book, Twitter, etc., specifics of the incident, and curfew enforcement. Councilman John Sharp and Chief Cy Ritter discussed reported allegations of excessive forced used by police controlling the crowd. The Health Commission will present "Highlights from The 2009 Annual Report." Councilwoman Cathy Jolly commented on her relationship with the Health Commission. Landon Rowland, Health Commission, introduced the 2009 Annual Report and how the money from the Health Tax Levy is utilized. A copy of the report was distributed to the committee. A copy is on file in the City Clerk's Office. Frank Thompson, Health Department, walked the committee through activities in 2009 and the importance of the 2010 Census. Stanley Edlavitch spoke about upcoming activities in 2010 and the "All Is Well" community advocacy initiative. Mr. Thompson answered questions from the committee regarding the nutrition program. Kansas City Police Department will give a presentation on "ShotSpotter" in the Green Zone. Captain Mark Turner and Sergeant Patrick Rauzi submitted a proposal to request appropriations money under the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services Program to purchase the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System located within the Green Impact Zone which is the 150 square block area bounded by 39th Street, 51st Street, Prospect/Swope Parkway and Troost. A copy of the proposal was distributed to the committee. A copy of the proposal is on fill in the City Clerk's Office. Sergeant Rauzi gave the committee and overview of how the "ShotSpotter" works. The system uses sensors and computer software to analyze sounds and is precise enough to ignore fireworks, backfiring cars and other noises that could be mistakened for gunfire and locate where the gunshot is fired within one block. The system also records the sound that the system heard and has been entered into evidence in court. Captain Turner and Sergeant Rauzi answered questions from the committee regarding how the system works. 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.