ORDINANCE NO. 081052
the Trails KC Plan as a guide for future shared-use trail development and
corridor preservation within the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing
the Director of Public works to adopt design/engineering standards.
FOCUS Kansas City Plan, recommends the development of trails as a means to
create a connected city, improve neighborhood liveability and positively impact
the image of the City; and
throughout the country, trails are recognized as effective tools that help
shape communities, creating multiple benefits, including, alternative
transportation facilities, economic development, recreational opportunities, health
benefits, and improved community image and quality of life; and
are an integral component to developing a bike-friendly, multi-modal and
sustainable community, promoted in several City initiatives including the Green
Solutions Policy, adopted under Resolution No. 070830 on August 9, 2007, and
the Climate Protection Plan, adopted under Resolution No. 080754
on July 24, 2008; and
representatives of a Mayor-appointed steering committee and a technical
committee of local, regional and statewide departments worked in partnership
with community members to develop and refine the Plan; and
notice of the public hearing before the City Plan Commission was published on
September 1, 2008, in conformity with state and local laws; and
City Plan Commission unanimously voted to approve the Trails KC Plan on
September 16, 2008; and
WHEREAS, it is
considered to be in the community interest to adopt the Trails KC Plan as a
guide for shared-use trails development; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY
THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That
the Trails KC Plan is hereby approved as a guide for future shared-use trail
development and corridor preservation within the City of Kansas City, Missouri.
A copy of the Trails KC Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit A incorporated
herein by reference.
Section 2. That
the Trails KC Plan is consistent and complies with the FOCUS Kansas City Plan,
adopted on October 30, 1997, by Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 971268,
and is adopted as a supplement to the FOCUS Kansas City Plan.
Section 3. That
the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed
plan, all public notices have been given and hearings have been held as
required by law.
Section 4. That the
Director of Public Works is authorized to develop and adopt design/engineering
standards for the construction of the trails.
I hereby certify
that as required by Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was
duly advertised and public hearings were held.
Approved as to
form and legality:
Assistant City Attorney