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Last Published: 3/21/2017 2:02:23 PM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:2 - JOLIE JUSTUS, KEVIN MCMANUS
Present:2 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR., TERESA LOAR
Excused:1 - KATHERYN SHIELDS
 
 
 1. The Legislative Committee will hear testimony regarding state and federal legislative issues from 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 or positions. A. Former Councilmember John Sharp - South Kansas City Alliance B. Marlene Nagel – Mid-America Regional Council C. Gary Sage – Economic Development Corporation of KCMO D. John Wood - Neighborhood & Housing Services E. Terry Leeds/Lynda L. Hoffman/Sean Hennessy – Water Services F. Terrence Williams - Parks and Recreation
 
 A. Former Councilmember John Sharp spoke on behalf of the South Kansas City Alliance (SKCA). Mr. Sharp testified that SKCA believes Missouri should the other 49 states in enacting Prescription Drug Monitoring. The second priority would be to authorize fees on wireless phones to support the 911 system. Lack of funding has resulted in several Missouri counties not having 911 service. A copy of the SKCA's priorities are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.
 
 B. Marlene Nagel - Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) requested that State Legislators be urged to protect the integrity of State funding and to work toward identifying new resources to address highway, major roadway and bridge infrastructure, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian and aviation needs in the State and the Kansas City metro area. MARC would also like other transportation priorities to include funding to maintain and expand passenger rail services (Amtrak), Texting Ban for all ages while driving, a primary seat belt law, a cell phone ban for young drivers, maintaining current helmet laws, legislation that strengthens protections for transit operators from workplace violence, disposal of abandoned aircraft, and Solid Waste Recycling. Ms. Magel also asked that priorities regarding Early learning including strengthening health and safety standards for Child Care Licensing, increased child subsidies, legislation that will allow public and charter school partnerships, support efforts to fund an Early Childhood Program Quality Performance Report pilot programs, funding for 911 emergency services, Higher Education and Workforce development, restoring lost funding for Older Adult Services, legislation to make interstate emergency medical services easier, and expansion of Health care services. A copy of the MARC priorities as outlined are on file in the City Clerk's Office.
 
 2. There may be general discussion(s) on 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: a. Legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; b. Real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; c. Personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or Sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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