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Last Published: 1/6/2017 2:30:37 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - ALISSIA CANADY
Present:3 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, QUINTON LUCAS, HEATHER HALL
 

160936
(Sub.)
Estimating revenue in the amount of $151,165.00 in the Health Levy Fund and appropriating $151,165.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance in the Health Levy Fund and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Vickie Watson, Health Department, testified that this Ordinance will amend to reconcile accounts affected by an accounting discrepancy noted in the Debt Service Fund increasing appropriations from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Health Levy Fund and authorizing an amendment to the contract with Swope Ridge Geriatric Center for health care services of indigent residents in Kansas City, Missouri. Contracted Safety Net Provider, Swope Ridge Geriatric Center has identified a need for a distribution to cover operating loss associated with higher than usual expenses and revenue reductions, and to sustain and improve health care to the indigent population of Kansas City.
Ayes: 4 - Canady, Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

160945
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-332, Restrictions and prohibited acts by all retail licensees, and 10-337, Package sales licenses, prohibitions and requirements, and enacting a new section of like number and subject matter that is in compliance with Missouri State Statute which allows retail sales-by-package license holders to sell growlers.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Jim Ready of Kansas City Regulated Industries presented testimony on behalf of Ordinance No. 160945.
Ayes: 3 - Shields, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 1 - Canady

160958
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-1, 10-3, 10-101, 10-103, 10-113, 10-117, 10-118, 10-119, 10-120, 10-121, 10-122, 10-123, 10-124, 10-125, 10-126, 10-127, 10-134, 10-136, 10-185, 10-211, 10-214 and 10-332 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections to comply with Missouri State Statutes that eliminate liquor licenses and permits that are no longer in effect and create a new license and fee adjustments for out of state manufacturers.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/11/2017)"

160962
Calling an election on April 4, 2017, for the purpose of establishing a maximum $25.00 fine for the possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, eliminating the possibility of jail for the possession of marijuana, and removing marijuana from the prohibition against paraphernalia; enacting the new provisions contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to provide notice of the election; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/11/2017)"

160969
Accepting and approving a $50,000.00 grant for the Healthy Eating Active Living in Local Communities agreement from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to implement a work plan that encourages healthy eating and active living in Kansas City.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Connie Farakhan, Division of Maternal Child Community Health, Health Department, gave testimony for Kansas City, Missouri, heart disease is a leading cause of death. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and is generally related to lack of physical activity and inappropriate nutrition. Obesity among children has also caused some to develop chronic conditions such as diabetes. Some of the lowest life expectancies in the Kansas City metro area are concentrated in urban core zip codes of the city. Thus, HEAL grant efforts will initiate efforts in zip codes targeted by the Citywide Business Plan, as persons living in these zip code areas have lower life expectancies, and many more social determinants that impact their health outcomes. This one year HEAL (healthy eating and active living in local communities) grant fund of $ 50,000 allows for two specific project initiatives: A) Missouri Move Smart: As part of increasing the health outcomes of children and their families, this program aims to give State of Missouri recognition to child care providers that meet certain criteria and program goals that help increase physical activities for the children and families that they serve. KC Health Department provides technical assistance. B) Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites: As part of giving a healthy start to area babies through nutrition, the department will work this year with area partners on increasing the number of employers recognized as Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites. Employer support of breastfeeding provides many benefits to businesses: Cost savings of $3 per $1 invested in nursing support; Reduced absenteeism to care for sick children because breastfed infants have less illness ;Lower health care costs; Improved employee productivity with higher morale and greater employee loyalty; Increased ability to attract and retain valuable employees; Family-friendly image in the community.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0

160970
Estimating revenue and appropriating $8,000.00 into the Governmental Grants Fund; accepting and approving an $8,000.00 grant from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to implement a national voluntary retail food regulatory mentorship program in Kansas City; and designating requisitioning authority.


NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Joe Williamson, Environmental Health Program Manager and Robert Gilliland, Field Manager, Health Department gave testimony of the purpose of this contract is to help newly enrolled Local Health Departments (mentees) who are currently enrolled in the Retail Program Standards and pair them up with LHD who have experience (mentors) providing guidance, tools and resources, recommendations for making progress improvements in completing the 9 Retail Program Standards. Other goals include : - Establishing a growing network of LHDs experienced in the implementation of the Retail Program Standards; - Identifying strategies to improve implementation of the Retail Program Standards by LHDs; - Identifying resource needs in implementing the Retail Program Standards; - Providing a venue for LHDs interested in the Retail Program Standards to share resources, experiences, and lessons; and - Strengthening relationships between LHDs and FDA Regional Retail Food Specialists. KCHD EPHP welcomes opportunities to continue providing leadership on a local and national level. This is a great venue to provide leadership and lasting networking in the prevention of foodborne illness which is the ultimate goal in any food safety inspection program.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Shields, Hall
Nays: 0
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a Scope Statement: Communicable Disease Division’s Performance Measures.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor's Office gave a brief report on Communicable Disease Division's Performance Measures. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. Staff from Kansas City Fire Department will give an update on Response Time Report and EMS Collections.
 
 Chief Deputy Tom Collins, Kansas City Fire Department and Division Chief Chuck Zaine, Kansas City Fire Department gave a brief update of the Kansas City Fire Department Emergency Response Times and Medical Billing. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 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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