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Last Published: 5/28/2008 3:08:11 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, JAN MARCASON, SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, RUSS JOHNSON
Out:1 - BETH GOTTSTEIN
 

080528
Reducing the amount of appropriations in the amount of $2,085,066.72 in certain projects in the Capital Improvements Fund in order to close projects, and appropriating a total of $2,085,189.02 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Capital Improvements Fund to the contingency accounts of respective council districts.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Pat Klein, Budget Officer, explained that the ordinance would be used to clean up account projects. Most of the projects were from the third district and had been reviewed and approved by PIAC and the City Planning and Development Office. However, the ordinance would be used to close projects in other council districts as well. Claude Page, City Planning and Development was also on hand to answer questions from the committee.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

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 (6/11/2008)"

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 (6/11/2008)"
This item was held for two weeks but testimony was heard on this item. Louie Wright, President of Local 42, IAFF, testified against the resolution in the form it was being presented to the committee. He have several issues that he presented to the committee for consideration. His major concern was the impact this resolution would have on the relationship between the union and the city. He also had concerns about how contributions would be determined.

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 (6/11/2008)"

080458
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department to enter a seven-year agreement with Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services, LLC, to provide concession and catering services in the Municipal Auditorium, Convention Center, and related facilities.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Oscar McGaskey, Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, stated that this ordinance would allow the city to enter into a five-year contract Aramark Corporation for concessions at all of the convention facilities around the city. Issues that had previously come up had been addressed and would be reflected in the agreement as performance measures in the upcoming year. There would also be a termination clause if the performance measures should not be met. Only two companies were considered after RFPs had gone out and Aramark was chosen for the contract. All MBE/WBE requirements had been met or exceeded the percentages looked for by the Human Relations Department.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Marcason, Sanders Brooks, Johnson
Nays: 0

080484
(Sub.)
Providing for submission to the qualified voters of the City for their approval at an election called for Tuesday, August 5, 2008, the question of increasing the tax levy for museum purposes to ten cents ($.10) per one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed valuation on real and tangible personal property within the City; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of this election; stating the intention of the Council to impose certain requirements on any museum facilities receiving funds from the museum levy and to create a museum levy advisory board and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure. 


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Scope Statement on: The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Gary White, City Auditor, came before the committee the purpose of the audit and when it would be presented to the council. Gary O'Bannon, Director of Human Resources, was asked to define eligible employees. After giving his definition to the committee, the report was ended with no further questions. Mr. White will be back at a later date to submit his findings to the committee. There may be general discussion(s) on current Finance and Audit Committee issues. The Finance and Audit Committee may hold a Closed Session pursuant to Sections 610.021 (1), (2), (3), or (12) RSMo to discuss legal matters, real estate, personnel or sealed proposals.