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Last Published: 6/11/2008 4:46:55 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, BETH GOTTSTEIN, RUSS JOHNSON
 

080555
Approving and authorizing settlement of a claim for a workers' compensation benefit filed by Eric M. Rose for injuries resulting from an accident on February 16, 2007, while employed by the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This item was discussed in closed session then voted on.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

080566
Renaming Fund No. 3455 the 2008B KCMO Special Obligations Bond Fund; reestimating bond proceeds in the amount of $3,835,599.00 in that fund and appropriating it; establishing Fund No. 5301, the STIF-East Village Fund; transferring $2,712,302.00 to that fund; appropriating $1,333,259.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of that fund; designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion; and authorizing the City to reimburse itself with proceeds of bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dan Grandcolas, Finance Department, talked about this ordinance before the committee. There was discussion on the breakdown of monies being spent for construction costs within the East Village Project. Discussion included the actual headquarters building and garage. Bob Langenkamp, City Planning, stated that there was suppose to be a court hearing regarding block 100 of the project (Old Greyhound Bus Terminal Building and Parking Lot). He would let the committee know if that hearing took place sometime during the course of the day.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein
Nays: 0

080568
Cancelling the City Council standing committee meetings and legislative and business sessions scheduled for the week of June 30, 2008.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
This ordinance would cancel all council meetings for the week of July 4, 2008.
Ayes: 5 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Gottstein, Johnson
Nays: 0

080314
(Sub.)
Authorizing a cooperative agreement for public improvements with HD Lee Building, LLC, in the amount of $500,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/18/2008)"
This item was held for one week.

080540
RESOLUTION - Stating the intention of the Council to include in all new development plans and projects receiving economic incentives from the City and amendments thereto, a requirement that a portion of the plan or project area accessible by the general public be made available as a designated space for public initiatives; and requesting the Tax Increment Financing Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, and the City Manager to implement this policy.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/18/2008)"
Councilwoman Jan Marcason introduced the discussion on this resolution. The resolution gives support from the council for the allowing of certain businesses located in the fourth district to permit voter registration to take place on their property. It would also allow petitioners of initiatives to collect signatures at these same locations. The feeling was if taxpayer dollars had been used to finance the construction of these businesses then taxpayers should have the right to use a predetermined area in the business for voter registration. Public testimony was taken on this resolution. Alice Kitchen was in favor of the legislation. She was asked to leave the premises on one business when trying to get people to sign a petition. Pat Kanoyer testified in favor of the legislation. She later asked that the two items be separated out and vote on the registration part of the ordinance by itself and bring the initiative petition part back to the council at a later time. She had concerns about getting people registered to vote as soon as possible. Mr. Robin Martinez, an attorney, was in favor of the legislation as it was written. The constitution does not allow a person to pick and choose because of what is or isn't popular or favorable. All sides of an argument need to be heard. He did agree that there should be some way to allow people access to an area that does not obstruct the flow in or out of a business. Councilwoman Marcason stated that only retail establishments would be involved with this.

080550
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Attorney to assist the Risk Management Committee with the development of proposed ordinance revisions or rules and regulations relating to seeking contribution from City officials, officers, employees and volunteers found to have committed discriminatory acts including retaliation.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/13/2008)"
Councilman Ed Ford testified before the committee on the purpose of this resolution. There were two questions that needed to be answered in the legislation: Who should be responsible for paying for settlements from discrimination, sexual harrassment and retaliation? And who much should a person pay for the suit. It shouldn't be the responsibility of the City to pay for lawsuits where there is clearly not an issue of City involvement. Councilman Ford asked the City Attorney to provide him with statistics on how much money the City pays in lawsuit settlements within a years time. He would make sure that members of the council received that information. Councilwoman Marcason asked about the
 
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