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Legislation #: 010174 Introduction Date: 1/25/2001
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 2/8/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Amending Resolution No. 001559 which established the City´s positions on matters that may come before the Missouri General Assembly during its year 2001 Session by listing therein the local providers of health care to the indigent for which funding is being advocated and advocating utilization of tobacco settlement funds to provide emergency heating bill assistance.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/25/2001

Waive Charter Requirements City Council

1/31/2001

Hold On Agenda

1/25/2001

Referred Legislative, Rules and Ethics Committee

2/7/2001

Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute

2/8/2001

Amended

2/8/2001

Adopted as Substituted and Amended


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 010174, AS AMENDED

 

Amending Resolution No. 001559 which established the Citys positions on matters that may come before the Missouri General Assembly during its year 2001 Session by listing therein the local providers of health care to the indigent for which funding is being advocated and advocating utilization of tobacco settlement funds to provide emergency heating bill assistance.

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Legislature convened January 3, 2001, and the City Council duly adopted Resolution No. 001559 November 16, 2000, which contained general statements of its positions on matters that may become the subject of or be affected by proposed legislation during the year 2001 Session; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council desires to amend that Resolution to list therein the local providers of health care services to the indigent for which funding is being sought from and through the State of Missouri and to encourage the utilization of funds from the tobacco settlement to provide emergency assistance to moderate and low-income individuals who need help paying soaring residential heating bills; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That Resolution No. 001559, duly passed and adopted November 16, 2000, is hereby amended by repealing therein Paragraph 1, entitled Funding for Kansas City projects and Paragraph 3, entitled Tobacco Settlement, and in lieu thereof replacing those two paragraphs with new Paragraphs 1 and 3 of like title and subject matter to read as follows:

 

1. Funding for Kansas City projects

 

Kansas City will seek funding for a major public capital improvement project and will also seek to maximize opportunities for state funding of other important Kansas City projects including, but not limited to, Bartle Hall Convention Center, Truman Sports Complex, transportation funding (including public mass transit), storm water grants, completion of Kansas City River Heritage Trail, sanitary sewer grants, landmarks parks, and others. Governmental relations and lobbying activities will include increased awareness of state grants that fund projects and programs, which benefit Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Kansas City supports continued and increased ongoing funding for other entities including: Truman Medical Center, The Childrens Mercy Hospital, Swope Parkway Health Center, Cabot Westside Clinic, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, Northland Health Clinic, Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust, Western Missouri Mental Health Center, local programs serving older adults and the disabled, Mid-America Regional Council, University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Metropolitan Community College District, area public school districts, the Human Rights Commission and Amtrak.


3. Tobacco Settlement

 

The City advocates that a portion of the tobacco settlement proceeds be used by the State for research in the life and plant sciences field, and that such allocation be made available through a grant process administered by a peer review panel. The allocation of funds should also include tobacco use prevention and cessation programs. In addition, the City advocates that a substantial portion of the tobacco settlement proceeds received over the next 25 years by the State of Missouri as a result of the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement be allocated to programs which improve health care treatment and access to the indigent, which in Kansas City includes Truman Medical Center, The Childrens Mercy Hospital, Swope Parkway Health Center, Cabot Westside Clinic, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, Northland Health Clinic, and Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust. The tobacco settlement proceeds present Missouri with a unique opportunity to make substantial progress by concentrating these dollars on the goals stated. The City further advocates that funds from the tobacco settlement proceeds be utilized to provide emergency assistance to moderate and low-income individuals who need help paying soaring residential heating bills during the current energy crisis.

 

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