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Last Published: 4/11/2012 4:45:49 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JOHN SHARP
Present:2 - JERMAINE REED, SCOTT TAYLOR
Excused:1 - MICHAEL BROOKS
 

120210
Accepting a $3,914.00 grant award from the Office of State Courts Administrator Domestic Relations Resolution Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, CONSENT"
Martha Means, Law Department, stated that this ordinance accepts funds from a grant award for domestic relations resolution fund project called "Project Survivor To Safety." Ms. Means stated that Newhouse Shelter is a partner in this award. Ms. Means described what was being funded by the grant; provide court advocacy, safety planning and information for women and children seeking help in escaping domestic violence. Ms. Means answered questions from the committee pertaining to the time period of the grant. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Taylor
Nays: 0

120211
Accepting a $127,967.84 Violence Against Women Act Grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to fund domestic violence prosecutor positions in the City Prosecutor’s Office.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Martha Means, Law Department, stated that this ordinance accepts a grant to provide funding for two domestic violence prosecutors. The grant requires a City match in the amount of $67,854. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Taylor
Nays: 0

120216
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances by enacting a new Article XII entitled “Major Sporting Event Districts” to provide for the issuance of licenses and permits within a Major Sporting Event District.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"
This ordinance and ordinance number 120217 were heard together. Kimiko Gilmore, City Manager's Office, testified that these two ordinances are giving major league baseball the opportunity to put signage where they need to saturate certain areas around the venues that have been designated for the events which would include Truman Sports Complex, Bartle Hall and the areas around the event hotels. Also give them the opportunity to sell only the baseball league sponsored and sanctioned products within those areas. This will create a Major Sporting Event District for the All-Star Game and other major sporting events that would come to Kansas City later. Ms. Gilmore answered questions from the committee regarding the crafting of the ordinances. She stated that the attorney, David Frantze, crafted the ordinances and the ordinances were vetted by the Major Baseball League. Ms. Gilmore also answered questions regarding areas supporting the major sporting event. She stated that areas included will be Downtown, Crown Center area, the Plaza area and the 18th and Vine area in addition to the Truman Complex area. Bill Geary, City Attorney, answered questions from the committee regarding licensing and insurance requirements. He stated that the committee needs to get details from Mr. David Frantze who could not attend today's meeting. Mr. Geary suggested that the committee wait a week and allow their questions for Mr. Frantze, since he was the liaison for major league baseball. Ms. Gilmore stated that the ordinances mirror ordinances that they have in Phoenix, Anahiem and St. Louis with certain nuances only pertaining to Kansas City. From conversations with both public and private businesses, it appears they all want this and are onboard. Mr. Geary answered questions from the committee relating to the Municipal Arts Commission having authority to issue permits for banners. He stated that the City Charter gives the Municipal Arts Commission authority to review anything that goes into the public right-of-way, unless the City Council excuses that requirement by ordinance. Ms. Gilmore stated that she and Jay Hodges, Mayor's Office, will be going before the Municipal Arts Commission next month, as a point of courtesy, to outlay all of the banners and signage planned and will get their feedback. Ms. Gilmore answered questions regarding proposed activities planned for the 18th & Vine area. She stated plans are still being made. There will be a lot of activity and Bob Kendrick has been the liaison for anything that has to do with the Vine District. Heavy attendance is expected at the Negro Baseball League Museum. The committee will hold both ordinances for one week. There was no public testimony.

120217
(Sub.)
Amending Section 50-454, Code of Ordinances, entitled "Prohibited locations" by defining the location of approved street vending at the Truman Sports Complex and prohibiting street vending within a Major Sporting Event District.


PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY SERVICES COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/14/2012)"
See Ordinance 120216
 
 1. East Patrol Update, Major Ron Fletcher. Ron Fletcher, KCMO Police Dept.,reported that the East Patrol has participated in the break up of a large burglary ring and started a crime free multi-housing program in the East Patrol Division in February.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Public Safety & Emergency Services issues. Councilman John Sharp announced to the committee that he received an email from the Fire Chief explaining that because of some difficulties with the implementation of the new computer aided dispatch system, he has been unable to codify the response time reports since new system became operational.
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections 610.021 of the Revised Statues of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: Legal matters, litigation or privileged communication with attorneys, pursuant subsection 1; Real Estate, pursuant to subsection 2; Personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 & 13; Sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12 No closed session.
 
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