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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:38:56 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY SCHUMACHER, JIM GLOVER
Out:1 - TROY NASH
 

060028
Authorizing the Directors of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and the Fire Department to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jackson County, Missouri, to participate in the County's Drug Abatement Response Team Program; authorizing the Director of the Finance to accept funds in the amount of $41,000.00 from the Interdisciplinary Task Force Grant for this purpose; and directing the City Clerk to file the agreement with the appropriate offices.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, stated this ordinance authorizes that latest agreement with Jackson County to use the COMBAT tax funds which allows participation in the Drug Abatement Response Team Program. It is a partnership between the County Prosecutor's Office, the Police Department, Fire Department, and Neighborhood and Community Services in closing down known drug houses in Kansas City. Mr. Davis answered questions from the committee. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0

060060
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Endorsing and supporting the Kansas City Health Commission’s Metro-wide Community Health Improvement Plan.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Dr. Cathy Davis, KCMO Health Commission, Landon Rowland, Health Commission, and Connie Farakhan, Health Planning and Assessment Committee, gave a presentation of the Community Health Improvement Plan which was distributed to the committee beforehand. Landon Rowland stated this is a collaborative undertaking of the Health Department and the City's Health Commission to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan with extensive citizen participation. Mr. Landon requested that the committee to endorse this resolution which commits the Health Department and the Health Commission to implement a community-wide health improvement plan. Connie Farakahn listed the eight health focus areas of the plan: primary prevention; tobacco use; environmental health and safety; mental health and addictive disorders; women's, infants', and children's health; chronic disease secondary prevention; oral health; communicable disease and disaster response. Ms. Farakahn stated the intent of the plan is to cover approximately a three year period ending in December, 2008. She stated the language of the document is so that the everyday person can work with them and contribute to the process. Ms. Farakahn recognized commission members present who worked on the health planning. Dr. Rex Archer commented on the improtance of the "next steps" when the plan is approved by the Council. Dr. Archer distributed a list of organizations that have pledged to this document. These are groups that have already been involved to date. Councilwoman Hermann asked Dr. Archer about the providers funded by the City not being on the list. He stated that all of the safety net providers are aware of this and will be involved. The organizations on the list have sent in their letters. Councilwoman Nace encouraged partnerships with the private sector entities that can help get this information to the household level in order for the message to be heard and have some success with this initiative. The following testified in support of the resolution: Jay R. Stok Linda Vogel, Regional Health Administrator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region VII Tarris Rosell, Center for Practical Bioethics
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0

060061
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing the Nuisance Business Task Force (NBTF) of the various City departments and outside agencies to formally meet and discuss nuisance businesses in Kansas City, Missouri and coordinating code-enforcement activities between the various represented groups.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Judy Hadley, Regulated Industries, stated this resolution will establish the Nuisance Business Task Force. Jim Ready, Regulated Industries, stated the mission statement and structure of the task force. Councilwoman Nace expressed the need for the public to get involved and file complaints as well as report violations and suspiscious activities. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver testified in support of the resolution. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0

051544
RESOLUTION - Recognizing the need of City to obtain and consider views and opinions from a larger representative segment of neighborhoods and industry regarding changes in Chapter 10 (Alcoholic Beverages) of the Kansas City Ordinances.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Judy Hadley, Regulated Industries, stated this ordinance will authorize the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to put together an alcoholic beverage advisory group. This group will oversee the suggestions for changes in the code before it comes before the Council. Victor Cook, Regulated Industries, stated the purpose of this group is to provide advise and counsel to the manager of Regulated Industries or his/her appointed representative in response to proposed changes in Chapter 10 and to review Chapter 10 ordinances. Mr. Cook described the representation on the advisory board. No public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 Staff from the Health Department will give a presentation regarding the "Community Health Improvement Plan." See comments for Resolution No. 060060. Staff from the Neighborhood and Community Services Department will present the Neighborhood Budget Package. Councilwoman Deb Hermann stated this is the beginning of at least another two presentations collecting priorities for the neighborhoods, basic services, the Nieghborhood budget. Les Washington and David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, amd Renee Nash, Community Solutions, submitted the presentation. Mr. Washington stated that the Neighborhood Advisory Council has been very instrumental in gathering the prioirties for neighbohoods through forums, surveys and town hall meetings. Mr. Washington then gave a powerpoint presentation discussing the top priorities; observations, trends and findings from the priorities;and neighborhood impact enhancements. A paper copy of the presentation was distributed to the committee. Mr. Parker and Ms. Nash were available to answer questions from the committee. Committee members commented on the priority list. The following individuals from the public voiced their opinions about the priorities: Lynda Callon--Westside Can Center Jay R. Stock Margaret May--Ivanhoe Neighbohood Council Frances Semlar--River Forest Consideration of Semi-Annual Docket items. Ordinance No. 040717 Released Ordinance No. 050047 Released