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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:55:11 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060846
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Centers Department to enter into a seven year agreement with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., to exclusively book, present, and produce Broadway-type plays and musicals in the music hall of the municipal auditorium.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar McGaskey,Convention and Entertainment, explained that the ordinance before the committee would allow enhancement to the Music Hall providing accommodations for first run,premier Broadway touring plays,musicals and concerts by entering into a 7 year agreement with PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. Mr. McGaskey explained the bid process and the function of the task force that was assembled to do the selection. The company has a excellent tract record and has tentatively arranged for "The Lion King" to come to Kansas City. The company already service the Bonner Springs theatre. The company as wbe/mbe goals of 15% and they except to exceeded them.They have commended to 1.5 million dollars in capital improvements and 96 more performances than the previous company. A representative from the Theatre League was present and questioned the fairness of the bid process and the new agreement being an improvement from what his company has been doing for the city for many years. There was discussion on those issues and compliments from the committee to Theatre League. Mr. McGaskey stated that he believed that process was more than fare. Dave Anderson, President of PACE Theatrical was present and stated that he had confidence that PACE would exceed the stated goals and revenues that had been conservatively stated in their proposal.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060862
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a First Amended and Restated Lease Agreement with the Port Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, for certain City-owned property along the Missouri Riverfront and approving the Port Authority’s budgets for fiscal years 2005-06 and 2006-07.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Bob Lagenkamp, stated that the ordinance represented a leasing agreement between the City and Port Authority. The re-stated lease terms agreement included these changes 1. The City, through the City Manager, retains control over 50% of lease revenues. 2. The City and Port Authority agree to a semi annual budget & planning meetings to coordinate Riverfront development activities. 3. The southern boundary of the expenditure area changes from Truman Blvd to Independence Blvd. 4. Ratifies the FY 2006-07 Port Authority Budget for the lease revenues.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060636
(Sub.)
Estimating and appropriating $225,000.00 in the Convention and Tourism Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/16/2006)"
This item was held until 8/16/2006

060664
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006; and stating the intent of the City Council to seek revisions in state law to allow civil penalties for code enforcement violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/16/2006)"

060795
(Sub.)
 Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new section to be known as Section 2-53, Limitation on contributions for Mayor and Council elections.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/16/2006)"
 
 The Finance and Audit Committee may hold closed Sessions pursuant to the Sections RSMO 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. THERE WAS NO CLOSED SESSION. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit,"ERP Post-Implementation". Mar Funkhouser was present and testified regarding the ERP Post-implementation. Explaining that the implementation helped determine the issues but did not correct them. The recommendations in brief were as follows. 1. City Manager hold directors accountable for ensuring useful and timely information. 2. City Manager support directors in efforts to supply useful and timely information. 3. City Manager should assign training responsibilities for new systems. 4. City Manager should ensure that frequent, consistent communication through multimedia is a part of ongoing user support for the ERP system. 5.City Manager should ensure that the City Monitors system performance through the life of the system to ensure that business benefits continue to be obtained. A handout is on file in the City Clerk's Office. See pages 51-52 for the recommendations.
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit, "ERP Post-Implementation". Mark Funkhouser was present and testified regarding the ERP Post-implementation. Explaining that the implementation helped determine the issues but of cause did not correct them. The recommendation in brief were. 1. City Manager hold directors accountable for ensuring useful and timely information. 2. City Manager support directors in efforts to supply useful and timely information. 3. City Manager should assign training responsibilities for new systems. 4. City Manager should ensure that frequent, consistent communication throgh multi channels is a part of ongoing user support for the ERP system. 5. City Manager should ensure that the city monitors system performanance through the life of the system to ensure that business benefits continue to be obtained. A hand-out is on file in the City Clerk's Office. See pages 51-52 for the recommendation details