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Legislation #: 980899 Introduction Date: 7/23/1998
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its interim guidance for investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
7/23/1998

Prepare to Introduce

7/23/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

7/29/1998

Hold On Agenda

8/5/1998

Hold On Agenda

8/12/1998

Hold On Agenda

8/19/1998

Hold Off Agenda

7/21/1999

Hold Off Agenda

1/19/2000

Released


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RESOLUTION NO. 980899

 

Urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its interim guidance for investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is committed to the fair and equitable application of environmental laws to all citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued interim guidance for investigating Title VI Administrative Complaints Challenging Permits; and

 

WHEREAS, local governments are concerned that USEPAs interim guidance goes far beyond Executive Order 12898, as it would interfere with traditional local land use authority and economic redevelopment decisionmaking; conflict with current state and local laws, programs or policies, including local zoning laws, land use policies, brownfield redevelopment programs, urban economic revitalization efforts, greenspace preservation initiatives, among others, and result in business disinvestment and thus have ramifications for the local revenue tax base; and

 

WHEREAS, the guidance could have the effect of working against efforts to achieve environmental protection and promote sustainable economic development; and

 

WHEREAS, the USEPA must not develop policy which results in unnecessary burdens, unfunded mandates to states, or which could result in takings pursuant to the U.S. Constitution; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council believes the USEPAs interim guidance is not workable in its current form until states and local governments have resolved outstanding issues with the USEPA. States and local governments must be afforded an opportunity to work in a collaborative and substantive fashion in developing policy guidance to advance environmental justice concepts, including, but not limited to:

 

1. Conferring with the USEPA in the development of any interim guidance; and

 

2. Participating in a meaningful way in any federally established advisory committee to address this issue.

 

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