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Legislation #: 170215 Introduction Date: 3/23/2017
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JUSTUS, WAGNER, FOWLER, LOAR AND LUCAS
Title: 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.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/23/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/23/2017 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
3/30/2017 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
3/30/2017 Adopted as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE 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 KANSAS CITY:

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: 

i. Review 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 sidewalks; 

ii. Creation 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.

iii. Development of guidelines that allow for the integration of other infrastructure replacement to include sidewalks where appropriate; and

iv. Development 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. 

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