Last Published: 11/27/2006 1:02:54 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

040700
(Sub.)
Appropriating the sum of $91,667.00 to the Truman Medical Center account of the Health Levy Fund and authorizing a one year $18,000,639.00 agreement with Truman Medical Center to provide medical care to the City indigent citizens and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Hilda Fuentes, Health Department, explained that the ordinance request was different than the request in past years. The amount being paid to Truman Medical Center is less than in previous years. Truman Medical Center is trying to determine how to reduce expenses without cutting services to patients.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040712
Authorizing the Mayor to accept a $52,823.68 State Services to Victims Grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety and reducing revenue and an appropriation in the amount of $6,287.00 in the 05 Domestic Violence Court Grant account of the General Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Harriett Kuehne-Fry, Domestic Violence Coordinator, explained that the position of child care provider for the Domestic Violence Court had been eliminated because of funding cuts in the grant that subsidized the position. The court was informed that the funding would not be forthcoming. The annual grant was approved without the child care provider funding. The reduction also eliminated supplies for the office. Ms. Kuehne-Fry stated that to maintain the position an additional $15,000.00 was needed, but this amount did not cover benefits. The position was for a part-time provider. The department was looking for a more stable funding source. Several suggestions were made by council members and staff in trying to determine where funding for the position could be obtained. It was also suggested that there be a follow-up discussion to this item within a few weeks. Councilwoman Deb Hermann asked that this item be added to the agenda in four weeks for a revisit.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040717
Amending the Fire Prevention and Protection Code, Chapter 26, Code of Ordinances by repealing Section 26-105.1.1 and Section 26-105.1.2 and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject matter pertaining to certificate of compliance fees.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held for two weeks.

040720
Authorizing a $461,888.65 agreement with the Mid-America Regional Council that provides coordination of a federal Office of Domestic Preparedness grant services.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Fire Chief Smokey Dyer stated that the ordinance was to accept a grant given jointly to the City of Kansas City, Missouri and Jackson County for homeland security. The grant would flow through the State of Missouri.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040721
RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Budget Officer of the Office of Management and Budget to submit an amendment to HUD of the 2004 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan for the Kansas City - American Dream Downpayment Assistance Initiative Program, and to authorize the Mayor to enter into a grant agreement with HUD for $388,427.00 for implementation of the Program.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Budget Officer Troy Schulte and Stuart Bullington, Department of Housing and Community Development, explained the purpose of the resolution to the committee. According to Mr. Bullington, the funds are for a special allocation for first time homeowners and low-income families. They asked that the Mayor sign the agreement to accept the funds. The program is an aggressive way to promote home ownership in Kansas City, Mo. The allocation would go towards reducing the city portion of subsidizing loans. Councilman Jim Glover would like to see the program being coordinated with other housing programs. He couldn't see how low-income individuals could afford "affordable housing" even with a 80/20 program in place. Councilwoman Deb Hermann wanted to challenge staff in being more strategic. She would like to see the whole block being developed instead of sporadic areas of a block. Councilman Troy Nash stated that he couldn't see where the program would benefit first time buyers. If the funds were being used along with the funds already allocated by the city, then the total amount for new housing would go down.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040658
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 30, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 30-71 through 30-77 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections 30-71 through 30-77 that adopt the 2001 FDA Food Code with modifications and incorporating the Code by reference, and to add seasonal and catering permits from previous types of food permits.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA"
This item was held for one week.
 
 There will be a staff report regarding the Implementation of KPMG Audit Recommendations. THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN CANCELLED: There will be a presentation on One Stop Shop by City staff.