|Last Published: 11/22/2006 10:41:02 AM|
|Upon Roll Call the following members were present:|
|Present:||4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH|
|040376||RESOLUTION - Authorizing and requesting the Mayor to submit a grant application under the State Services to Victims Fund to the State of Missouri in the amount of $66,697.60 for a Victim-Assistance Program.|
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Harriett Kuehne-Fry, Domestic Violence/City Prosecutor's Office, stated that the resolution was to request grant money to pay for two Victim Advocate positions within the Victim Assistance Program of the Prosector's Office. This is a continuing program. Currently there are two advocates and one part-time child care provider involved in program being paid by the grant funds.
Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver asked if the staff was adequate for the job involved?
City Attorney Galen Beaufort stated that the staff was adequate but the salaries being paid were not in portion with the job the advocates performed. Because of budget issues the department was aware of not having additional money for the positions. However, if the budget situation changed the desire would be to see those positions become salaried with benefits.
There was a brief discussion on the role of the municipal court system versus the state court system when it came to domestic violence. The severity of the offense was one of the most determining factors in deciding what types of charges would be filed against an offender of domestic violence and if/where those charges would be tried.
Ayes: 2 - McFadden-Weaver, Glover
|Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, entitled Alcoholic Beverages by repealing Section 10-215, Consents not required, by changing the exemptions to include an additional property.|
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Judy Hadley, Regulated Industries, stated that there had been little additional contact with businesses representing the Central Business District. Contact with the Business District was the reason for the 1 week hold of this ordinance. According to Ms. Hadley sponsors had conversations with some businesses in the West Bottoms area and there was no opposition to the ordinance. There was no problem with the Zona Rosa area.
Councilman Jim Glover stated that he was concerned that no one in the Central Business District had been contacted in the last week regarding the "No Consents" issue. Because of the progress in commerical development in the area he just wanted to be sure that there was no opposition from the majority of businesses located in the area.
Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver suggested advancing the ordinance to the full council without recommendation and let there be a discussion on the floor regarding the issue.
City Attorney Galen Beaufort offered a few suggestions: One suggestion was to hold the ordinance another week in order to get response from the Central Business District. Another suggestion was to pass the ordinance as a committee substitute by removing the one area in question and allowing the Zona Rosa area to proceed as planned.
Ayes: 2 - McFadden-Weaver, Glover
| ||Staff from KPMG will discuss the audit findings regarding the Housing and Community Development Department.
*****There will be a discussion of KPMG Audit of CDBG & HOME funds.*****|