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Last Published: 11/6/2013 2:34:13 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JOHN SHARP

Authorizing the Fire Chief to enter into agreements with the jurisdictions listed below to provide fire department emergency services

Dr. Richard Gist, Fire Department, testified that this an annual ordinance that authorizes Fire Department service agreements with five (5) Northland communities: Village of Ferrellview, City of Lake Waukomis, City of Northmoor, City of Platte Woods and City of Riverside (ALS ambulance service). We will provide emergency response to: Fires of all types Emergency medical incidents Rescue events such as auto extrication Hazardous materials calls for service such as carbon monoxide detector investigations, chemical spills and etc. Disasters such as tornado strikes and etc. Dr. Gist answered questions from the committee regarding details of the contracts. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks, Taylor
Nays: 0

Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-211, Number of retail alcoholic beverage licenses, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which adds the event space language back into the ordinance that was inadvertently taken out.

Jim Ready, Regulated Industries, testified that at some point, the language in section 10-211(1)(d) was accidentally taken out of the ordinance. This change adds the original language back into the ordinance. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks, Taylor
Nays: 0

Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-104, Sunday licenses, and 10-127, License and permit fees, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which streamlines the requirements of a Sunday liquor license, allows every retail liquor license holder an opportunity to apply for and receive a Sunday liquor license, and updates the consent requirement language to be uniform with all other consent requirement language throughout the chapter.

Jim Ready, Regulated Industries, testified that this ordinance will allow all liquor licensed businesses within the City of Kansas City, MO the ability to apply for and receive a Sunday license which affords them the same opportunity to compete with other businesses in the state. Any retail liquor licensed business that wishes to apply for and receive a Sunday license will have to meet the consent requirement as outlined in the ordinance. Mr. Ready answered questions from the committee regarding the grammatical changes in the ordinance, adding an email address to the form and the chart of the fees. Mr. Ready explained the consent process to the committee. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks, Taylor
Nays: 0
 1. Metro Patrol Division update, Captain Don Jantzen. Captain Don Jantzen, Kansas City Police Department, described the boundaries of the Metro Patrol District. He gave a recap of crime summaries for the first six months of this year in comparison with the same time period last year. Metro Patrol is down 7% in violent crime overall this year. In crimes against property, Metro Patrol is down 3% overall. Overall in all categories, Metro Patrol has had a 4% decrease in crime this year. Crimes against society, statistics in regard to actually arresting people: narcotics violations up 24%; prostitution is even; weapons violations up 26%. His division and Parks and Recreation staff are working closely on "Free Days At The Zoo". In June, there were about 3,000 visitors. There were 20 off duty officers hired for that day. Attendance was down in July. The next "Free Day" is sometime in October. There has been very little activity throughout summer from the cruisers in Swope Park. There have been very few complaints at Tower Park regarding parking on the grass or noise ordinance violations. They have had complaints of juveniles drinking and drugs in Loose Park, but not a lot of complaints this year. They continue to patrol the park with ATV's. Captain Jantzen also reported that an appreciation picnic was held for the Metro Patrol Division and was very well attended by the community and Metro Patrol officers. Captain Jantzen answered questions from the committee regarding the statistics on auto theft and intimidation.
 2. There will be a presentation on Aim4Peace by staff. Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, introduced Traci McClendon-Cole, Aim 4 Peace, and Major Anthony Ell, Kansas City Police Department. Dr. Archer commented on the Aim 4 Peace vision statement which talks about Aim 4 Peace as a team of first responders who take proactive action to prevent disrupt and limit the spread of violence, especially retaliatory violence. Dr. Archer named the strategies employed by Aim4Peace: street intervention workers who do case management with high risk people identified in a particular community; violence interrupters who are first responders to talk people down and do street mediation; hospital mediation with the victim, family and/or friends to talk down retaliation.Major Ell spoke about his involvement with the program since its inception. He stated that the program works closely with Chicago, Cure for Violence. Aim4Peace gets with identified high risk individuals and deals with the root causes of their behavior. He stated that Traci has been meeting with sectors in the East Patrol with her team, so that the program can get more referrals from officers out in the field. There is a struggle with limited resources and they are unable to expand the program to other sectors. Right now they are primarily in the 330 Sector which with the combined efforts of the police, community organizations, individuals and Aim4Peace, has seen a reduction of violent crime in that area. Traci McClendon stated that the program works with its community partners to identify high risk individuals. Looking at violence from a disease perspective the program is focused on a cure, not just limiting the spread of the disease. They are also working with community partners to change the behavior of those victims, offenders and those around them. Working with the community partners, she has begun seeing that change. The following community partners testified about their perspective on Aim4Peace: Mr. Shelton, Vice Principal at Central Academy of Excellence; Dorothy Patterson and Roslinda Aviles, Kansas City School District; Chaplain Larry Ehran, Truman Medical Center; Pat Clark, PAC 20; Deacon Jerome Patterson, Community Missionary Baptist Church; Ike Graham, Vineyard Neighborhood Association; Gwen Davis, 7 Oaks Neighborhood Association; Shaheer Aktab, Committeeman Ward 2. Ms. McClendon stated that the program currently has 14 employees and is in the process of recruiting 2 more. Dr. Archer briefly went through the statistics in the handout with the committee and answered questions from the committee. Dr. Archer stated that the program has received $25,000 grants from a couple of foundations. Committee members commented on the statistics and made suggestions regarding gathering and reporting statistical information. There were also suggestions about collaboration with other community groups such as NOVA, AdHoch Against Crime, churches, etc. Councilman Sharp suggested the program report to the committee twice a year and that a representative from the Chicago program speak to the City Council.
 3. There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee issues. None
 4. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12. No closed session.
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