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Last Published: 11/16/2020 8:01:36 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEVIN MCMANUS, HEATHER HALL, ANDREA BOUGH, LEE BARNES JR.
 
 
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200690
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-1445, 2-1449, 2-1454, 2-1455, 2-1456, and 2-1457, Municipal Court Procedures, Costs and Fees, to conform with municipal court reforms implemented by the Missouri Supreme Court.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "DO PASS"
Megan Phannenstiel, Municipal Court, testified on this ordinance. In 2017 after an investigation of events in Ferguson, Missouri, lead to a study of municipal court practice the Missouri Supreme Court implemented significant municipal court reforms through Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37. Several provisions of the Kanas City code are contrary to Rule 37, which strives to make municipal court practice and fine amounts uniform throughout the state. The City Council desires to remove those provisions from the Kansas City Code of Ordinances to reflect the changes made Post-Ferguson by Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200705
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Administration” by repealing Sections 2-1414, 2-1444, 2-1459 and 2-1462 and amending Chapter 44, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Corrections” by repealing Sections 44-1, 44-6, 44-9 and 44-11 and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter related to municipal court.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Megan Phannenstiel, Municipal Court, testified on this ordinance. In 2017, after an investigation of events in Ferguson, Missouri lead to a study of municipal court practice, the Missouri Supreme Court implemented significant municipal court reforms through Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37. Several provisions of the Kanas City Code of Ordinances are inconsistent with Rule 37, which strives to make municipal court practice and fine amounts uniform throughout the state. The Kansas City Municipal Court has not applied the referenced ordinances in the manner stated for a number of years prior to the events of Ferguson, Missouri. The City Council desires to amend those provisions from the Kansas City Code of Ordinances to reflect the actual practices of the Kansas City Municipal Court and the changes made Post-Ferguson by Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200780
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City’s legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2021 session of the Missouri General Assembly.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/29/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200781
RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City’s legislative priorities and positions on matters that may come before the 116th United States Congress in 2021.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/29/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200785
Authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority for the City’s acquisition of the Country Club Right of Way; and recognizing an accelerated effective date.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
The Cooperative Agreement with the KCATA would have a current exercise of the entire CCRoW to better serve municipal purposes, yet preserve the current and future transportation needs served by the CCRoW. The existing Trolley Track Trail exists within the South Corridor, and the CCRoW would serve as a greenway, accessing existing parks, but the CCRoW wouldn’t be dedicated to the Parks System. Three operational departments (Public Works, Parks, and Water Services) have municipal needs that impact and intersect with the CCRoW, and the City’s acquisition will streamline those necessary projects.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200574
RESOLUTION - Encouraging the Municipal Court to exercise its discretion by refraining to issue arrest warrants for defendants who fail to appear in court on minor ordinance and traffic violations.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200577
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1449 relating to the failure to obey a municipal court summons and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200580
Removing authority from the Director of Aviation and establishing the City Council as the “Owner” in Article Eight of the KCI Terminal Development Contract.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD OFF AGENDA"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200597
RESOLUTION - Establishing as an ongoing legislative priority state legislation and all legislative efforts necessary to afford the City of Kansas City the complete autonomy of governance of the Kansas City Police Department.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/29/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Special Committee for Legal Review Committee issues
 
 2. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations;
 
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