Last Published: 11/27/2006 12:54:46 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

040209
Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-51, Penalties and 14-53, Issuance of pet license tags by persons, corporations and veterinarians, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters, pertaining to animals.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Park, Assistant Director for Neighborhood and Community Services and Robyn Kendrick, Animal Control Manager, made the presentation before the committee. Mr. Park stated that a License Task Force was created to determine how to increase compliance bring pet owners into compliance with the licensing of their animals.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040444
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $1,261,800.00 for projects and events from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Gina Robinson and Meghan Conger, NTDF, testified on behalf of this ordinance. Ms. Conger stated that the committee had spent four days reviewing the proposed requests and that the process was fiscally conservative this year. Les Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, talked about the funding process and how staff had worked hard to come up with the numbers for allocation. Ms. Conger stated that the committee would continue to meet quarterly for the rest of the year in order to review any new applications that might come in. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver made comments on the Juneteenth Celebration and the Lewis and Clark events that would be taking place in June and July. She was concerned about expenses and cuts to security of these events. She wanted to know if it was possible to share expenses with other agencies? Ms. Conger answered that the ordinance did not allow for that type of sharing. Mr. Washington said that the committee would look into the issue of sharing.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040455
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Commending the Housing Authority, Guinotte Manor Tenants Association, the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation and the Columbus Park Neighborhood for the successful completion of the construction of the new Guinotte Manor Housing Development; authorizing the City Manager to submit an ordinance for final payments of funds to the Housing Authority; and supporting the developer selection process and development scheduled for the redevelopment of the Columbus Park/Guinotte Manor Phase III Housing Development.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Stuart Bullington, Housing and Community Development and Ken Bacchus, CEO and President of HEDFC, talked about the completion of new housing in the Guinotte Manor area. The final units of the Mt. Cleveland Development will be closed within the next week. Background on the Hope IV Program was also given. The program focused on both public and private housing. A slide presentation of what type of housing was available through the program was shown to the committee.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040456
(Sub.)
Amending the 2003 Consolidated Housing Plan; reducing and reappropriating $144,058.00 in the 2003 Community Development Block Grant Fund; reducing and reappropriating $7,960.00 in the Capital Improvements Fund; authorizing a $144,058.00 amendment to an Implementation Agreement with the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (HEDFC) to provide final payment to the Housing Authority and the Mt. Cleveland L.P.; authorizing a $7,960.00 payment to the Housing Authority of Kansas City for public infrastructure costs; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Jim Glover gave some information on Phase III of the Columbus Park/Guinotte Manor Housing Development. This is a companion ordinance to #040455. The allows for the final payment for Mt. Cleveland from HEDFC. Ken Bacchus talked about HEDFC's role in the Columbus Park area. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver stressed the importance of having Section III compliance in order when starting on Phase III. Councilman Troy Nash talked about the loss of over 600 affordable housing homes in the 3rd District recently. He wanted that information to be kept in mind when building mixed neighborhood housing throughout the city, not just in the 3rd District.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

040461
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to accept a $1,094,536.00 Supportive Housing Renewal Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; reducing revenue in the amount of $27,164.00; reducing appropriations in the amount of $27,164.00 in various HUD Supportive Housing Grant accounts; and authorizing contracts in the total amount of $719,257.00 with various agencies to provide services to the homeless.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services-Bob Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, stated that this ordinance was to accept a grant received from HUD that recommended over $1,000,000.00 to be allotted to various agencies. The grant was first applied for in 1994. Over 90 agencies will be recipients for the grant funds.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0