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Last Published: 12/6/2018 4:17:28 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:3 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
 

180855
Amending Chapter 53, Code of Ordinances, by enacting new Sections 53-8 and 53-9, for the purpose of providing Park Rangers with the authority to issue General Ordinance Summons (GOS) and Uniform Traffic Tickets (UTT) within City parks, community centers and park property and other park ranger powers and duties.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Tiffany Reyner and Jeff Hurley, Parks and Recreation, gave a brief testimony that the purpose of this ordinance. This ordinance is to provide Park Rangers with the authority to issue general ordinance Summons and Uniform Traffic Tickets within city parks, community centers and other park ranger powers and duties.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

180861
Authorizing the acceptance of an $317,326.00 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Operations and Safety program, and including a City match of $31,732.00, or 10 percent of the Federal contribution of $317,326.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $317,326.00 in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; appropriating $349,058.00 to the USFA AFG Grant account in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dr. Richard Gist, Kansas City Fire Department, gave a brief testimony on this grant. The Firefighters Grants program will reimburse expenses for acquisition of equipment and materials to enhance the health and safety of firefighters, and patient movement. As a condition of this award the City has a required contribution of $31,732.00.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

180872
Accepting funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2018 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $573,440.00; estimating and appropriating $573,440.00 in the Justice Assistance Grant Fund; transferring $90,000.00 to the Police Department’s KCPDU accounting unit; authorizing cooperative agreements with the Board of Police Commissioners ($90,000.00), the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office ($256,101.00), the City of Raytown ($10,681.00) and the City of Independence ($40,104.00); designating requisitioning authorities; and directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Deletta Dean, Neighborhood and Housing Services gave a brief overview of this ordinance. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) supports a range of program areas including; law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, and crime victim and witness initiatives. The grant regulations require that the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County, the City of Independence and the City of Raytown, Missouri submit a joint application. All must agree on the allocation of the grant and submit a joint application.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

180899
Amending Chapter 56, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Property Maintenance Code” by repealing Sections 56-347 and 56-348 and amending Chapter 70, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Traffic and Vehicles”, by repealing Sections 70-643 – 70-648 and enacting new sections of like number and subject matter and a new section 70-649 to provide a process for refund of tow and storage fees.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Nathan Perry, Neighborhood and Housing Services Tow Lot, spoke on behalf of this ordinance, and a more efficient process for refunding tow and storage fees for citizens whose vehicles have been wrongfully. The City seeks to implement due process for appeal of the civil tow and storage fees for citizens seeking to settle the lawsuit of Black v. The City of Kansas City, Missouri.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

180606
Amending Chapter 54, Article IV, Chapter 54, Article V and Chapter 76, Article III, to strengthen ordinances regulating salvage yards, secondary metal recyclers and towing operations.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (12/5/2018)"
 
 1. Staff from City Auditor’s Office and Neighborhoods & Housing Services Department will present an ARTS report for the Animal Health and Public Safety: Community Vision and Improved Management Oversight Needed audit.
 
 Douglas Jones, City Auditor's, testified that the audit focused on whether animal health and public safety has implemented processes and provided training consistent with recommended practices. Patrick Egberuare and Deletta Dean, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department presented some recommendations and modifications that the director of neighborhoods and housing services should require. Those recommendations were regular meetings between animal health and public safety and KC Pet project, facilitated by an outside party to resolve conflict and discuss key initiatives, and identify potential areas of collaborations.
 
 2. Staff from Kansas City Fire Department will give an update on Response Times and EMS Collections.
 
 Deputy Chief Tom Collins and Chief Chuck Zang, Kansas City Fire Department, gave a brief update of the following: emergency response times, summary map supplement of emergency response time city wide, and the medical bureau ambulance revenue payments received for the month of October 2018. An electronic copy of this presentation can be obtained in the City Clerk's Office
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 4. 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.
 
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.