FOR RESOLUTION NO. 170215
Expressing the City
Council’s commitment and support for a comprehensive plan to ensure that
capital improvements maximize neighborhood mobility, safety, and economic
development in Kansas City; and directing the
City Manager to develop and implement the plan.
WHEREAS, the City Council previously adopted Committee Substitute for Resolution
No. 160951 which stated the Council’s intention regarding the use of general
obligation bond proceeds in the event that voters approve authorization of such
bonds on April 4, 2017; and
WHEREAS, the City desires to
have safe and healthy neighborhoods with high quality infrastructure that
benefits all citizens; and
WHEREAS, the City seeks to
provide infrastructure and capital improvements in the most efficient and
effective manner possible; and
WHEREAS, the City Council
desires a mobility program that is responsive to changing needs and is
sensitive to neighborhood context; and
WHEREAS, the City Council
supports data driven, strategic financial decisions that are in the best
interest of the public; NOW, THEREFORE;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF
Section 1. That the City Council expresses its commitment and support for a
comprehensive plan to ensure that capital improvements maximize
neighborhood mobility, safety, and economic development around the City.
Section 2. That the City Manager
is hereby directed to develop and present to the City Council a plan that
incorporates the following policies, priorities and procedures:
of the City’s “Sidewalk Policy” and proposal of a draft amendment to Section
64-243 of the Code of Ordinances to revise or repeal the portion pertaining to
financial responsibility of property owners for repair or replacement of
of a “Citywide Sidewalk Inventory and Condition Assessment” that includes a
repair implementation plan that prioritizes repairs based on, but not limited
to, the following criteria: public safety, improved access to public
transportation, schools, commercial districts and/or job centers, grocery
stores, neighborhood centers, parks, hospitals or medical centers, improved
access for persons with limited mobility and improved access for economically
distressed areas with priority given to low income neighborhoods.
of guidelines that allow for the integration of other infrastructure replacement to include sidewalks where appropriate; and
of a “Complete Streets” policy that will ensure the design and operation of all
city street projects includes safe access for all users.
v. development of process whereby petitioned
neighborhood sidewalks where sidewalks currently do not exist may receive a
minimum 50% match.
Section 3. That the City Manager
shall report back to Council within 45 days on progress, resources needed, and
timeline for completion of this plan.