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Legislation #: 970178 Introduction Date: 2/13/1997
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/6/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Directing the Kansas City Power _ Light Company to provide priority for new and improved streetlights for high crime areas, places with no existing streetlights, and Public Improvement Advisory Committee projects approved but later held pending the resolution of negotiations between the City and Kansas City Power _ Light Company.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/13/1997

Prepare to Introduce

2/13/1997

Referred City Operations Committee

2/19/1997

Be Adopted as a Committee Substitute

2/20/1997

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

2/24/1997

Adopted as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 970178

 

Directing the Kansas City Power & Light Company to provide priority for new and improved streetlights for high crime areas, places with no existing streetlights, and Public Improvement Advisory Committee projects approved but later held pending the resolution of negotiations between the City and Kansas City Power & Light Company.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council has recently entered into an agreement with the Kansas City Power & Light Company for purchase, redesign, and upgrade of the existing streetlighting system of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, illumination has been shown to have substantial impact on reducing the incidence of crime in urban areas; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, has made design and installation of a new and improved streetlight system its number one priority consistent with the concerns expressed by the public; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council having studied the issue desires that three types of areas be given the highest priority as the Joint Operating Committee established by the Streetlight Agreement establishes the design of the system: (1) areas of a high concentration of part one crimes; (2) places with no existing lights; and (3) PIAC projects approved but later held pending the resolution of the City's negotiations with KCP & L; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to have the redesign and installation of new lights prioritized first to those areas where they will have a maximum impact on public safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the design and installation of the new and improved streetlighting system shall be prioritized to provide for re-illumination or illumination of the following areas:

 

Those with the highest incidences of part one crime;

Those with no existing streetlighting; and

At the direction of the appropriate Council members, those areas where projects were

approved by the PIAC but subsequently held pending the resolution of the negotiations

between the City and KCP & L for a streetlighting agreement.

 

Section 2. That for purposes of this resolution, the high crime areas shall be defined as those areas of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, where there occur the highest incidence of part one crimes during the year 1996 as recorded and documented by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.

 

Section 3. That a copy be spread upon the minutes of the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, and delivered to the officers of the Kansas City Power & Light Company.

 

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