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Legislation #: 090232 Introduction Date: 3/19/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/12/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHARP
Title: Accepting the report and recommendations of the EMS Advisory Committee and directing the City Manager to implement its recommendations and to provide reports to the Mayor and City Council at least every two months.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/19/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/19/2009 Referred to Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee
3/25/2009 Be Adopted
3/26/2009 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
4/2/2009 Councilmember Sharp Move to Amend
4/2/2009 Councilmember Ford Move to Amend
4/2/2009 Failed
4/2/2009 Passed as Amended

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RESOLUTION NO. 090232

 

Accepting the report and recommendations of the EMS Advisory Committee and directing the City Manager to implement its recommendations and to provide reports to the Mayor and City Council at least every two months.

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 090074 the City Council established an EMS Advisory Committee to study and report on potential improvements to the Citys emergency medical system; and

 

WHEREAS, the Advisory Committees report, dated March 19, 2009, approved unanimously by members of the Committee, recommends integrating ambulance service into the City as a whole by creating a separate City Department that would perform all of the current duties and obligations performed by Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust (MAST); and

 

WHEREAS, the Advisory Committees report recognizes that one of the strengths of MAST is the expertise of its employees, such as its highly trained paramedics, emergency medical technicians, dispatchers, vehicle maintenance technicians and medical billing professionals; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Council hereby accepts and approves the unanimous recommendations of the EMS Advisory Committee.

 

Section 2. That the City Manager is directed to immediately commence implementation of the EMS Advisory Committees recommendations with the participation of all stakeholders in a manner that reassures MAST employees that except for the elimination of unnecessary redundancies in administration, it is the Citys intent to retain MASTs highly trained workforce whose members would be difficult to promptly replace and to improve their working conditions whenever possible.

 

Section 3. That the City Manager is directed to expeditiously determine the fairest and most cost effective way to improve the retirement pension for current MAST employees who become City employees so that it is comparable to benefits provided other employees of the City and such employees are given equitable credit for their prior service with MAST, as was to have been done by the Pension Plan Study Committee created by Section 34-380, which was directed to report its findings to the City Council no later than July 1, 2008.

 

Section 4. That the City Manager is directed to report to the Mayor and City Council at a business session at least once every two months on the status of the implementation of the EMS Advisory Committees recommendations.

 

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