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Legislation #: 100028 Introduction Date: 1/7/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 1/17/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, FUNKHOUSER, SKAGGS, RILEY, HERMANN, MARCASON, CIRCO, SANDERS BROOKS, GOTTSTEIN, JOHNSON, JOLLY AND FORD
Title: The City Council joins with civic groups in Kansas City to support a common economic development agenda during the Missouri General Assembly’s 2010 Legislative Session.

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1/7/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/7/2010 Immediate Adoption
1/7/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100028

 

The City Council joins with civic groups in Kansas City to support a common economic development agenda during the Missouri General Assembly’s 2010 Legislative Session.

 

WHEREAS, meetings have been occurring over the past two months among civic groups including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Council, the Economic Development Corporation, and representatives of the City; and

 

WHEREAS, these organizations and others have agreed to support common economic development goals for the City and region; and

 

WHEREAS, this consensus agenda to promote economic development states, “The continued economic competitiveness and vitality of the Kansas City region are dependent on the State of Missouri having an economic development strategy that focuses on high-growth industries of the 21st Century; fosters the creation, attraction, and retention of high-quality jobs; and establishes a business environment where companies – and employees – want to be located;” NOW, THEREFORE,   

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:   

That the City joins the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Council, the Economic Development Corporation and other civic organizations in supporting the following proposals to promote regional economic development:

 

·         Retaining existing state economic development incentives and programs – including MODESA, state TIFs, tax credits, and other programs – that benefit Kansas City area projects.

 

·         Developing new economic development tools that help level the playing field with competing states and give Missouri – and the Kansas City region – a competitive edge in growing, attracting and retaining development that provides jobs and contributes to a high quality of life now and in the future.

 

·         Reducing the eligibility threshold in Missouri’s Quality Jobs Act for job retention projects.

 

·         Developing innovative tools to grow and support science and technology industries, such as the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act and the Missouri Jobs for the Future Act.

 

·         Improving access and lowering the cost of child care for low-income workers.

 

·         Passing the Port Authority Act to allow for environmental remediation at Port Authority sites throughout Missouri.

 

·         Adopting new mechanisms to promote development of the Vine Street District and similar distressed districts throughout Missouri.

 

·         Fully funding the First Quartile Kansas City projects listed in the Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and Leases Oversight report: $5 million for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; $10 million for East Village infrastructure; $6.75 million for Oxford on the Blue; and $2.8 million for the Metropolitan Community College’s Homeland Security Regional Training Institute.

 

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