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Legislation #: 110336 Introduction Date: 4/28/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/8/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, FUNKHOUSER, JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, MARCASON, RILEY, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Expressing appreciation to the Honorable Sharon Sanders Brooks for her service as the Councilmember representing the 3rd District.

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4/27/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/28/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110336

 

Expressing appreciation to the Honorable Sharon Sanders Brooks for her service as the Councilmember representing the 3rd District.

 

WHEREAS, Sharon Sanders Brooks has served as the Councilmember for the 3rd District since being elected in 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, during the hardest of economic times Ms. Sanders Brooks has tirelessly served as the Chair of the Housing Committee and worked to combat the rise of foreclosures in the central city and employed fair and appropriate approaches to revitalizing some of the most vulnerable areas of the City; and

 

WHEREAS, as Chair of the Housing Committee, Ms. Sanders Brooks oversaw the disbursement of CDBG, HPRP (Homeless Prevention Rapid Rehousing), NSP 1, 2 & 3 (Neighborhood Stabilization Program) and Federal Stimulus funding; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Sanders Brooks approved nearly $26.6 million in PIAC funding in the 3rd District which included funding for new playground equipment throughout its parks; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms Sanders Brooks created the monthly 3rd District Council Meeting for neighborhood leaders of the district; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Sanders Brooks supported the use of New Market Tax Credits to fund the J & D Wagner Boys and Girls Club and Posty Cards which were both recently awarded the Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Sanders Brooks serves on the Boards of the Black Archives of Mid-America, American Jazz Museum, and the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilwoman Sanders Brooks served on the Finance and Audit and Legislative Affairs Committees of the City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms Sanders Brooks served as the City Council’s representative for the 2010 US Census Complete Count Committee person, and

 

WHEREAS, Councilwoman Sanders Brooks is a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Association of African American Museums, National Association of Black Local Elected Officials (Mid-west Regional Coordinator), NAACP, Freedom Inc and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt appreciation to Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks for the countless hours of dedicated service she has selflessly given to the citizens of Kansas City during her four years in office; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks as a token of the high esteem in which she is held by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

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