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Last Published: 11/6/2013 2:34:50 PM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - JOHN SHARP

Estimating revenue and appropriating funds in the amount of $430,000.00 to be used for court operations and youth programming; and expressing the intent of the Council to use revenue received from the increase in the non-moving violation fine schedule to help sustainably support the City’s court operations and youth programming.

Krista Morrison, Municipal Court, testified that this ordinance increases revenue and appropriations as a result of a nonmoving violation fine increase approved by Court en banc. Court en banc approved fine increases to the nonmoving violation fine schedule after review of a comparative fine study. This study looked at nonmoving violation fines for regional comparison cities with like demographic considerations such as median income and percentage of population below poverty level. The nonmoving violation fine increase approved by court en banc went into effect in April 2013. The ordinance estimates an additional $425,000 of revenue to support the court's operation. They are planning to apply $125,000 on the Transitional Living Program, $75,000 on the Warrant Pilot Program and $250,000 this fiscal year towards a program efficiency requirement, as the court really assesses the best model for security. Ms. Morrison stated that this ordinance also applies a funding increase to support youth programming. Since the mid1990's, a portion of each parking ticket fine paid currently supports youth programming. For the majority of parking violations $5 of each fine paid supports youth programs . This ordinance allows an additional $5 of each parking violation fine paid to support youth programming. The increase in the contribution attributes to about $200,000 a year. Ms. Morrison answered questions from the committee regarding the study and the program effiency requirements. Roosevelt Lyons, Mayor's Office, testified on how the funds will be used for the Youth Programs. Funding will be used to support the Mayor's summer youth programs such as Night Hoops, Night Nets and the Night Kicks programs. Mark Bowland, Parks and Recreation, testified that in addition to the traditional youth programs the summer enrichment camp, holiday seasons programs which includes recreation express that takes recreation out to communities will be funded. This funding will enable them to do outreach to youth in our community centers and parks throughout the greater Kansas City area.
Ayes: 3 - Sharp, Reed, Brooks
Nays: 0
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