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Last Published: 6/29/2010 11:26:43 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:3 - JOHN SHARP, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS
Out:1 - RUSS JOHNSON
 

100424
Authorizing the City Manager to execute on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an agreement with Tusa Consulting Services, providing for the professional/technical project management and oversight services of the ongoing compliant radio project and contract with Motorola.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Cedric Smith, General Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Ed Brundage, General Services, testified regarding use of the consulting company. Sal Monteleone, Fire Department, discussed the need for new equipment. Major Bob Cuel, Police Department, discussed the need to have a consultant for overall project management. Mr. Smith answered questions from the committee regarding minority participation. Rich Noll, City Manager's Office, testified on behalf of this ordinance via email because of illness. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100436
Accepting $40,000.00 from the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office (COMBAT); estimating revenue and appropriations in the amount of $40,000.00 in the General Fund; reducing the revenue estimate and appropriations in the amount of $40,000.00 in the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Fund; authorizing a Cooperative Agreement with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Artstech; and designating requisitioning authority.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilwoman Jolly recused herself and Councilman Sharp chaired this segment of the meeting. Deletta Dean, Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that this ordinance continues the Neighborhood and Community Services Department's partnership with the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Artstech and the local investment commissions. Ms. Dean discussed how the funds will be spent. Ms. Dean answered questions from the committee regarding the Artstech Program. There was no public testimony. A roll call vote was taken: 3 Ayes 1 Abstain 1 Out The ordinance passed.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100448
Accepting and approving a grant to the City of $188,096.00 from the United States Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program; estimating revenue in the amount of $188,096.00 in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; appropriating it to the USFA AFG Grant account in the Fire Sales Tax Fund; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Gist, Fire Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance which is to accept a grant to replace out of production automatic external defibrillator devices for fire first response units with state of the art equipment. Joe Solomon, MAST, explained how the new equipment will fully integrate into the new system with the first responders equipment along with the Advanced List Support ambulance transport equipment. This will provide additional flexibility for field responding providers to see real time CPR feedback. Louis Sanchez and Ray Delapnea, Zoll, gave a demonstration of the Zoll AEDPro defibrillator and answered questions from the committee regarding device operation. Mr. Gist and Dr. Solomon answered questions from the committee American Heart Association (AHA) resuscitation protocol and standards and the gathering of data to set local standards which are higher than AHA standards. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100449
Accepting and approving a five-month $447,500.13 contract amendment with SAVE, Inc., to provide additional housing assistance for low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS; and declaring an emergency.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Clyde Bolton, Health Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance and the need for housing assistance funding for persons living with HIV/AIDS. Mr. Bolton answered questions from the committee regarding clients' living accommodations. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100450
Accepting and approving a one-year $23,352.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct preventive health screening of all newly arriving refugees in Kansas City; increasing revenue and appropriation in the amount of $12,732.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Clyde Bolton, Health Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance. The additional funds help provide preventive health care to refugees. There were no questions from the committee. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100457
Accepting and approving a one year, $335,814.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding to local public health agencies for the promotion of core public health functions.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Clyde Bolton, Health Department, stated that this ordinance accepts and approves a core contract with the State. It covers miscellaneous health functions his department performs, such as health assessments, surveillance, maintenance of public health response plans, etc. Mr. Bolton answered questions from the committee regarding the State funding of the contract. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

100346
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Article III, Section 18-57, Adoption of International Residential Code (2006); amendments, and enacting in lieu thereof a new article and section of like number and subject matter, to establish standards to make dwelling units resistant to unlawful entry.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (6/16/2010)"
 
 There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. There will be a Reentry Gaps Analysis presentation from the Second Chance Coalition. Alex Holsinger, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Lora McDonald, Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, distributed a hard copy of a powerpoint presentation on the Gap Analysis, a listing of the various gaps in the reentry programs and the Gap Analysis Report. (A copy of the materials is on file in the City Clerk's Office.) Mr. Holsinger stated that offender reentry is an increasingly important issue that needs to be dealt with on a number of different levels. The Gaps Analysis involves identifying the areas in our system where offenders returning to the community after serving their time are falling into gaps and are at risk of returning to prison. The objectives of the research were to identify these gaps and some potential solutions. The analysis involved the researchers conducting several focus groups throughout the entire metropolitan area. They attempted to speak with anyone who had decision-making power as it relates with offenders coming back into the community. Ms. McDonald stated that there are a lot of things working, such as the reentry coalition made up of a hundred organizations working together and collaborating on prisoner reentry. These organizations have identified barriers and gaps that have prevented people from being successful upon their return. Some of the gaps are finding and keeping employment, cutbacks in programs for substance abuse treatment and recovery, homeless offenders programs, lack of GED programs, lack of transportation, etc. A complete list is included in the handouts. Mr. Holsinger discussed the costs of incarceration and community supervision. He discussed for educating the community about probation and parole services, as well as about the plight of the reentering offender. Mr. Holsinger and Ms. McDonald answered questions from the committee regarding community education, and local and state policy changes to ensure increased success of those who reenter the community. 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.