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Last Published: 1/30/2017 10:05:21 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Excused:1 - HEATHER HALL

Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Article XVIII entitled “Prescription Drug Monitoring Program,” consisting of Sections 34-800 through 34-809, for the purpose of creating a Kansas City, Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of Schedule II through IV drugs in Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing the City Manager to consolidate and coordinate a prescription drug monitoring program with other jurisdictions.

Presenters on behalf of this Ordinance are Councilman Scott Wagner, and Dr. Sarah Martin-Anderson, Health Department. Opioid deaths in the Kansas City region have increased 400% in the last 10 years. Missouri is currently the only state in the nation (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam) without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). A PDMP provides an important tool for physicians to gain access to a patient's prescription history, in order to deter potential substance use disorder and avoid fatal drug interaction. Recently, St. Louis county, the city of St. Louis and Jackson County have all passed legislation establishing regional PDMP's. This ordinance would allow Kansas City to partner with these jurisdictions and join the PDMP system.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0

RESOLUTION - Expressing solidarity with the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction and directing the City Clerk to forward copies of this resolution to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, the City’s U.S. Congressional delegation and President Barack Obama.

Councilwoman Katheryn Shields gave motion to hold this Ordinance for 1 week. This ordinance is in reference to recent oil spills -- 80,000 gallons near Tioga, ND in October 2013; 51,000 gallons released into the Yellowstone River upstream of Glendive, MT; and 1 million gallons of tar sands crude oil in Michigan's Kalamazoo River in July 2010 -- have clearly demonstrated the danger for downstream communities, fish, and wildlife from oil spills from pipelines such as DAPL. Kansas City shares an interest with other cities who rely upon the Missouri River as a drinking water supply and is concerned with protection of this critical resource. In a show of unprecedented historical cooperation, more than 100 Native American tribes have issued resolutions and/or traveled to stand in solidarity with the Lakota Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and have established two peaceful encampments in Cannon Ball, ND known as the Sacred Stone Camp & Camp Warrior to resist the construction of DAPL and to protect their sacred lands.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0
 1. Staff from the City Auditor`s Office will present a Scope Statement: Animal Health and Public Safety Division.
 Doug Jones and Terry Bray, City Auditor's Office, gave an audit report update of Animal Health and Public Safety. The animal health audit directs the city auditor to conduct an audit by examining the division's current practices, identifying recommended practices for operations and employ training. The objective is to have the animal health and public safety divisions to implement processes and provide training consistent with recommended practices. If you are needing more information go to kcmo.gov/cityauditor or data.kcmo.org.
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 3. 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.
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