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Legislation #: 970274 Introduction Date: 3/6/1997
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/10/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER
Title: Directing the City Manager to design a model program to implement the recommendations of the Neighborhood Development Committee beautification plan regarding landscaped vacant lots.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/6/1997

Prepare to Introduce

3/6/1997

Referred Neighborhood Development Committee

3/12/1997

Hold On Agenda

3/26/1997

Hold On Agenda

4/2/1997

Be Adopted

4/3/1997

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

4/10/1997

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 970274

 

Directing the City Manager to design a model program to implement the recommendations of the Neighborhood Development Committee beautification plan regarding landscaped vacant lots.

 

WHEREAS, older neighborhoods in Kansas City are faced with the perverse and shameful presence of vacant lots overgrown with rank weeds and noxious plants; and

 

WHEREAS, these lots constitute a nuisance having a severe blighting impact not only upon these neighborhoods but on Kansas City as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS, the abatement of this nuisance and the resulting beautification of Kansas City neighborhoods, is of great concern to our City government; and

 

WHEREAS, keeping vacant lots in the City free of rank weeds and noxious plants will improve the quality of life of our residents by improving the aesthetics of the City, by eliminating harbor for rodents, by decreasing illegal dumping and littering, by eliminating fire hazards and by deterring crime by increasing visibility and access; and

 

WHEREAS, the impact of a low maintenance landscaping program that turns these lots into dignified neighborhood assets will be felt by all Kansas Citians; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City Manager is directed to design a low maintenance landscaping plan for vacant lots in Kansas City and to report on future programing and funding to implement the plan.

 

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