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Legislation #: 040250 Introduction Date: 3/4/2004
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS
Title: Honoring the Metropolitan Community Service Program.

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RESOLUTION NO. 040250

 

Honoring the Metropolitan Community Service Program.

 

WHEREAS, on March 1, 1994, the Metropolitan Community Service Program, better known as MCSP, began operations under the supervision of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of MCSP was to provide an alternative sentencing program that would reduce some of the exorbitant costs related to incarceration and that would also benefit the community and neighborhoods of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1996, MCSP expanded the community service program to include support for public service activities which focused on assisting City neighborhoods and communities with their clean up efforts; and

 

WHEREAS, as a result of the expansion, a new program called ACCENT or A Concerned Community Eliminating Neighborhood Trash program was started and operates daily throughout the metropolitan area by providing a variety of clean up activities in the community; and

 

WHEREAS, MCSP has accomplished many of its goals including, over 151,000 hours of community service directed to non-profit organizations and public service activities in the past year, over 45,000 community hours directed to just public service activities in Kansas City, for the last three years over 263,000 hours of community service has been worked in the Kansas City area in support of the city, in the past year ACCENT program has supervised the removal of over 298,000 pounds of trash from city-wide dump sites, streets and neighborhoods, and over the past three years has supervised the removal of over 851,000 pounds of trash; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the Metropolitan Community Service Program; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Rick Cook with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the many hours of public service that has been given to the community.

 

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