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Last Published: 7/21/2016 1:00:39 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:2 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS
Out:1 - HEATHER HALL
 

160481
Amending Chapter 34, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 34-378 relating to the regulation of special events and scheduled mass gatherings within the prehospital emergency medical services system and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (7/20/2016)"

160493
RESOLUTION - Supporting an application to the U.S. Department of Justice for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Deletta Dean, Neighborhood Preservation testified the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) supports a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, and crime victim and witness initiatives. Grant regulations require that the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Jackson County and the City of Grandview, Missouri submit a joint application. All must agree on the allocation of the grant and submit a joint application. The joint application specifies the award distribution to each unit of local government and the purposes for which the funds will be used. The City of Kansas City, Missouri will serve as fiscal agent. The resolution reflects the agreement that was reached. The City of Kansas City, Missouri will use its allocation to support the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, the Second Chance Re-entry Program and the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department. The allocated amount for Kansas City will be $250,892.00.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0

160502
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $669,764.00 for legal services.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
John Woods, Neighborhood and Housing, Michael Duffy and Peter Hoffman, Legal Aid testified that Legal Aid uses statutes such as the Abandoned Housing Act to address vacant and abandoned houses present in many neighborhoods. The cases handled by Legal Aid provide for the reuse of existing housing stock that otherwise would probably be demolished.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0

160510
Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into agreements with the jurisdictions listed below to provide fire department emergency services.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dr. Richard Gist, Kansas City Fire Department testified that the Fire Department historically contracts with three Northland communities to provide emergency response to: Fires of all types, emergency medical incidents, rescue events such as auto extrication, hazardous materials calls for service such as carbon monoxide detector investigations, chemical spills etc. as well as, disasters such as tornado strikes and etc. Ambulance service is not included in these agreements. In addition, the Fire Department contracts with the City of Riverside to provide advanced life support ambulance services ; other fire department services are not included in this agreement.This ordinance authorizes the Fire Chief to continue those contract agreements.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0

160521
Estimating revenue and appropriating $255,574.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and accepting and approving a $532,000.00 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.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dr. Rex Archer, Kansas City Health Department testified this contract supports on-going programs in Communicable Disease Control, Environmental Health and Health Education/Chronic Disease Control divisions, and contribues to communicable disease surveillance and reporting, community health assessments as well as collaborations/partnerships with civic organizations to develop and implement population based strategies
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0
 
 1. Consideration of the Semi-Annual Docket items.
 
 2. A Presentation by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department Homeland Security Unit/KCTEW.
 
 Sergeant Robert Wynne, Deputy Director and Supervisor of Terrorism and Early Warnings (KCTEW) for Homeland Security of Kansas City Missouri Police Department, gave a brief overview of the department functions on a daily basis. KCTEW is a department of homeland security recognized center which was stood up after the attacks of 9/11 to help fuse information from various levels of government, private industry, to analyze and disseminate accordingly. There are certain mandates they have to comply with such as the development of privacy policy and certain capabilities which have to be maintained. Those capabilities are to collect, to analyze and to receive and disseminate information relevant to terrorism awareness and personnel, whether tactical or private industry to help in efforts for the endeavor. KCTEW is a multidiscipline, multijurisdictional center. It is not Kansas City focused, but a regional center. There are 78 centers across the US and are designated as a regional one as opposed to being assigned to the state. Networking locally, and working in conjunction with the Mid-America Regional Council boundaries as far as responsibility and multidiscipline so representatives and analysts from Overland Park can work with these agencies to analyze the information and develop analytical projects and disseminate them accordingly. Some agencies in conjunction with are the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force, the infrastructure security, infrastructure protection and the intelligence and analysis section of homeland security work closely with these on a daily basis.
 
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 
 4. 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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