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Legislation #: 981136 Introduction Date: 9/17/1998
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 9/24/1998
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS ZCLEAVER(OLD), WILLIAMS-NEAL AND BACCHUS
Title: Approving the Strategic Plan for the Bi-State Empowerment Zone in accordance with the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997; authorizing submission of the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and certifying the application.

Legislation History
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9/17/1998

Prepare to Introduce

9/17/1998

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

9/23/1998

Immediate Adoption

9/24/1998

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 981136

 

Approving the Strategic Plan for the Bi-State Empowerment Zone in accordance with the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997; authorizing submission of the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and certifying the application.

 

WHEREAS, the Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 authorized the creation of an additional 22 Empowerment Zones; and

 

WHEREAS, at least one Empowerment Zone must be located in a bi-state area with up to 50,000 people in 20 square miles; and

 

WHEREAS, the Empowerment Zone must be located in areas of pervasive poverty, unemployment and general distress; and

 

WHEREAS, the Second Round E-Zone Task Force on the Empowerment Zone has developed and approved a Strategic Plan which meets the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development nomination regulations for the Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That the Strategic Plan for the Bi-State Empowerment Zone, a copy of which, in substantial form, is attached and is hereby approved.

 

Section B. That the Mayor is authorized to execute and submit, on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the aforesaid application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Section C. That the Council hereby certifies that the application has been prepared and submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to and in accordance with the Departments rules and regulations including, but not limited to, Title 24, Part 597 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

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