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Legislation #: 130434 Introduction Date: 5/30/2013
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/16/2013
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JOHNSON AND COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER
Title: Repealing the Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 091067, Ordinance No. 100286, and Ordinance No. 100907 and amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Division 18 codifying the Parking and Transportation Commission and creating an advisory board to be known as the Parking Policy Review Board to make recommendations for addressing parking needs and enforcement within the City.

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5/29/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/30/2013 Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
6/6/2013 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
6/6/2013 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 130434

 

Repealing the Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 091067, Ordinance No. 100286, and Ordinance No. 100907 and amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new Division 18 codifying the Parking and Transportation Commission and creating an advisory board to be known as the Parking Policy Review Board to make recommendations for addressing parking needs and enforcement within the City.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 091067, Ordinance No. 100286, and Ordinance No. 100907 are hereby repealed in their entirety.

 

Section 2. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by enacting a new Division 18 that reads as follows:

 

Division 18. Parking and Transportation Commission.

 

Sec. 2-970.16. Commission Established.

 

The Parking and Transportation Commission is hereby codified.

 

Section 2-970.17. Membership.

 

(a) The Parking and Transportation Commission shall consist of fourteen (14) members, comprised as follows:

 

(1)               One (1) representative from the Downtown Council, recommended by its president;

 

(2)               One (1) representative from the Crossroads Community Association, recommended by its president;

 

(3)               One (1) representative from the River Market Community Association, recommended by its president;

 

(4)               One (1) representative from the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District, recommended by its president;

 

(5)               One (1) representative from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, recommended by its general manager;

 

(6)               One (1) representative from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, recommended by its president;

 

(7)               One (1) representative from the Historic West Bottoms Association, recommended by its president;

 

(8)               One (1) City staff members within the public works department, recommended by the director of public works;

 

(9)               One (1) representative of the city manager’s office, recommended by the City Manager;

 

(10)           Four (4) City councilpersons consisting of one councilperson from the third district and two councilpersons from the fourth districts, and the chairperson of the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; and

 

(11)           One (1) City staff member within city development recommended by the director city development.

 

(b) Upon the recommendation of those individuals specified herein, the members shall be appointed by the mayor to serve two-year terms. The mayor shall fill any vacancy on the Commission by appointing a new member, in the same manner as the original appointment, and the new member shall serve a two-year term. In the event the mayor opposes any recommendation made hereunder, the person making the opposed recommendation shall make a substitute recommendation to the mayor.

 

(c) The members of the Commission shall select their chairperson from amongst themselves. Eight members shall constitute a quorum unless the committee shall elect to provide by motion, duly adopted, that a larger number shall be required.

 

(d) A member shall be permitted to designate an alternate to attend any meeting in the member’s absence. A designated alternate shall be entitled to participate in any meeting to the same extent as an appointed member.

 

Sec. 2-970.18. Duties and Powers.

 

The Commission is charged with identifying, studying and making recommendations for addressing parking and transportation needs within the City. The Commission shall make its recommendations to the director of the City’s parking services division and shall advise the Council from time-to-time as requested. The Commission may make its recommendation with regard to any parking and transportation issue including, but not limited to:

 

(a)    Pricing for on-street parking;

 

(b)   Time limits for on-street parking;

 

(c)    Methods for optimizing the use of existing parking inventory;

 

(d)   Coordination with public transit;

 

(e)    Encouraging the use of off-street parking after hours;

 

(f)    Parking stickers/decal/permit utilization;

 

(g)   Best practices for the issuance of off-street parking variances;

 

(h)   Utilization of multi-space pay stations;

 

(i)     Alternate on-street parking configurations;

 

(j)     Way-finding signage systems;

 

(k)   Implementation of Greater Downtown Area Plan recommendations regarding parking, transportation and walkability;

 

(l)     Providing feedback on enforcement policy & practices;

 

(m)       Identifying public-private transportation and parking related projects that may be funded by leveraging available public and private funds with parking revenues generated within particular geographical regions or districts of the City and which are in excess of the revenue needed to meet the operating costs of the City’s parking services division and service the debts on publicly-owned parking garages;

 

(n)   Investigating methods to address debt service associated with the City’s parking structures; and

 

(o)   Addressing traffic flow and circulation through the downtown loop.

 

Section 2-970.19. Boundaries.

 

(a)    The Commission shall initially focus its attention on parking and transportation needs within the area bounded by the Missouri River on the north, Woodland Avenue on the east, 31st Street on the south, and State Line Road on the west.

 

(b)   Before the Commission undertakes to identify, study or make recommendation with regard to parking and transportation needs within any other geographical region or district of the City, it shall advise the City Council’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee so that the City Council may determine whether this ordinance should be amended to provide for the appointment of additional members, whether on a permanent or temporary basis, for purposes of representing interests that may be unique to that region or district.

 

 

Sec. 2-970.20. Rules and Procedures.

 

The Commission shall have the authority to adopt rules and procedures not otherwise inconsistent with anything herein to govern its operation.

 

Section 2-970.21. Parking Policy Review Board.

 

(a)    An advisory committee to the Parking and Transportation Commission to be known as the Parking Policy Review Board (“Board”) is hereby created and established and shall initially consist of the following seven (7) members:

 

(1)               The representative from the Downtown Council appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission;

 

(2)               The representative from the Crossroads Community Association appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission;

 

(3)               The representative from the River Market Community Association appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission;

 

(4)                The representative from the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission;

 

(5)               The representative from the Downtown Neighborhood Association appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission;

 

(6)                The representative from the Historic West Bottoms Association appointed by the mayor to serve on the Commission; and

 

(7)               A representative appointed by the mayor. This member shall not reside in, be employed in, or own property within the area identified by section 2-970.19 as the boundary for the Commission.

 

The term of service for each member who also serves on the Commission shall coincide with their membership on the Commission. The term for the member not serving on the Commission shall be two (2) years.

 

(b)   In addition to the seven regular members of the Board, there must be three alternate members. Each alternate member shall be a representative from one of the organizations that the six regular members also serving on the Commission represent; however no two alternate members may be selected from the same organization. Upon the recommendation of the regular members, the alternate members shall be appointed by the mayor to serve one-year terms. Alternate members serve in the absence or disqualification of regular members.

 

(c)    The members of the Board shall select their chairperson from amongst themselves at their initial meeting. Three members shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting the initial meeting and each meeting thereafter unless the Board shall elect to provide by motion, duly adopted, that a larger number shall be required.

 

(d)   The Board is hereby charged with studying and making recommendations for addressing parking needs related to on-street parking, including but not limited to the enforcement of on-street parking regulations, within the geographical area identified as being the focus of the Commission. The Board shall make its recommendations to the Commission.

 

(e)    The Board shall have the authority to adopt rules and procedures not otherwise inconsistent with anything herein to govern its operation.

 

Section 3. That those members of the Parking and Transportation Commission previously appointed by the mayor shall continue to hold their seats for the duration of their respective terms.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Katherine Chandler

Assistant City Attorney