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Last Published: 8/23/2016 12:35:11 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2016, a question to remove certain City property devoted to park use from the park system; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than August 30, 2016; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date.

Amelia McIntyre, Law Department, Travis Kiefer, Parks and Recreation testified that the State of Missouri, acting by and through the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission, in 1997 quitclaimed to the City interests in property not needed for use in constructing Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. 71). That quitclaim deed contained a restriction that the property was for park and boulevard purposes. In 2012, the City subsequently quitclaimed that property to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church-Kansas City. The Church now desires to sell the property to facilitate redevelopment. However, the church cannot obtain a title eligible for title insurance because there is no evidence that the voters of Kansas City, Missouri approved the removal of the 1.2 acres from the park system. It is in the interest of the City to encourage the redevelopment.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Hall, Shields, Lucas
Nays: 0

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.

Mike Schumaker, City Managers Office gave testimony that currently, the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department's division of Regulated Industries and the Parks and Recreation Department provide automatic notice to the fire department and the EMS medical director when issuing a large scale event permit or similar permit for a special event or scheduled mass gatherings. This legislation would also require such automatic notice to be given to the police department. This legislation would also require the organizer of any event or activity occurring within the city where there is a likelihood of attendance at such event or activity exceeding 500 persons to, before such event or activity, submit a security plan to the police department for its review and approval
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 1. KCPD Training Unit staff, will give a presentation on the recruit training process.
 Captain Stephanie Price, Sergent Ward Smith and Major Wayne Stewart, KCPD Traning Unit gave a brief presentation of the KCPD recruitment training process. Training Requirements and Process for New Recruits POST minimum standards requires 600 hours of training per recruit class. Current Entrant Officer Class #157 will graduate on 08/11/2016 with 1,119 hours. Entrant Officer Class #158 is slated to graduate with 1,078 hours. POST Categories and hours for Entrant Officer Class #157: Legal Studies – 79 hours Interpersonal Perspective – 78 hours Technical Studies – 343 hours Skill Development – 414 hours Other – 200 hours Tactical Communications – recruits are introduced to various communication devices and approaches which aid in developing rapport, maintaining control, encouraging cooperation and obtaining information. Communication Obstacles – recruits learn responses to special situations where handicaps or inability to speak English complicate the encounter. Cultural Diversity – recruits learn how to interact with various racial, ethnic, religious and cultural groups. They also participate in cultural fairs around the city. Minority Relations – Guest speakers from the community, Rev. Modest Miles and KC School District Mr. Cordova speak to the recruits.
 2. Update on Diabetes Prevention Movement – presented by Jim Nunley
 Mr. Jim Nunley gave a brief update on Diabetes in the Kansas City area. There are about 100,000 people in Kansas City who are prediabetic and there will be another 50,000 with diabetes. The national figures say there are 30 million people with diabetes in the country. Mr. Nunley started a group at the Urban Summit, 80 diabetics came and expressed their concerns. The outcome from the discussions in March 2015 was that people are overwhelmed with the diagnosis of diabetes. Discussion about what could be done for most people included, talk plain to people with diabetes because once you are in the doctor's office, you get an eloquent kind of approach and it goes right over your head. Mr. Nunley spoke on groundswell, a pointed movement to gather people together and let them know what services are available. Everyone in our community wanted food preparation ideas and information on exercise programs. There has been an overwhelming request for diabetes prevention.
 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.
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.