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Last Published: 3/21/2017 9:07:17 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - KEVIN MCMANUS
 1. The Legislative Committee will hear testimony regarding state and federal legislative issues from the City of Kansas City, MO Departments and various community interests including non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses, faith based institutions, interest groups and individuals. The issues will be considered by the committee to be included as part of either the City’s 2016 State or Federal priorities.
 a. Mark McHenry - City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
 Mark McHenry, Director, Parks and Recreation identified the department State legislative priority as Parks, Soil and Water Sales Tax. The departments Federal legislative priority as Direct 40% of all Land and Water Conservation Funding to the State Assistance Program and Provide Full and Dedicated Funding for LWCF and Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Reauthorization Act. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's office.
 b. Gary Sage - Economic Development Corporation
 Gary Sage identified the State priorities for the Economic Development Corporation as: 1. Support additional funding for the Missouri Technology Corporation. Request $10 million of additional funds for MTC. 2. Support capital improvement projects at UMKC, such as the renovation of the Spencer Chemistry Building or the Downtown Arts Campus. 3. Create or extend Missouri economic development tools that help to compete with other states, focusing incentives on companies that create high paying new jobs for the region. 4. Support new business development incentives for science and technology based businesses to increase technical capacity, particularly in the area of entrepreneurship. 5. Support new and innovative ways to fund all modes of transportation throughout the state and region. 6. Retain existing state economic development incentives and commitments to programs. Federal Legislative priorities were identified as: 1. Generate and secure a United States Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority including, incentives (including tax credits) that need to be used as a vehicle to implement an economic development strategy for Missouri that: 1) Focus on jobs, including the types of industries and investments we want to create or strengthen in Missouri; 2) Ties to education strategies (both higher education and P-12); and 3) Balances interests of all sectors of Missouri's economy. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's office.
 c. Dr. Lora Lacey-Haun and Dr. Rex Archer - Health Commission/City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department
 Dr. Lora Lacey-Haun, Health Commission and Dr. Rex Archer, Director, Kansas City Health Department identified their Federal Priorities as: early learning, support of safer and healthier communities and continuing support for the Affordable Care Act. Their top state priorities were identified as: Preemption of Municipal Governance, Expansion of Health Care (Medicaid) coverage in Missouri, Mental health services and public Health Funding. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 d. Marlene Nagel- MARC
 Marlene Nagel, Mid-America Regional Council identified their state priorities as: Transportation, Solid Waste and Recycling, Early Learning, 911 Services, Funding for Older Adult Services, Emergency Medical Services and supporting expansion of Health Care Services. Their Federal legislative priorities were identified as: Reauthorization of Federal Transportation law and Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness and Public Health funding. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's office.
 e. Mark Coulter - Port KC
 Mark Coulter, Port KC identified their legislative priorities as continued support that encourages trade through Kansas City's Port. A copy of the presentation is on file in the City Clerk's office.
 2. There may be general discussion regarding current Legislative Committee issues.
 3. 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.
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