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Last Published: 9/28/2009 9:59:01 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:3 - JOHN SHARP, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS
 

090721
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-1, Definitions, and 10-106, Extended hours licenses, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which change the definition of a school as well as a convention hotel or motel and change the eligibility requirements of receiving and maintaining a convention trade area 3:00 a.m. closing permit.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/23/2009)"

090722
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-38, Temporary closing of premises, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which adds an additional factor for temporarily closing a premise.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Jason Pryor,Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, testified on behalf of the ordinance. The purpose for this ordinance change is to give the director the authority to temporarily close a business if the managing officer of a business fails to respond to the director’s request to discuss and communicate a matter that the director deems urgent.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090723
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing section 10-104, Sunday license, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which changes the name of the tavern Sunday license to a sales-by-drink Sunday license and allows a new business to immediately receive a sales-by-drink Sunday license.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Jason Pryor, Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, testified on behalf of the ordinance. The purpose for this ordinance change is to re-name the tavern Sunday license to a sales-by-drink Sunday license as the name “tavern Sunday license” has created confusion throughout the industry. This ordinance change also allows an applicant of a new business to request and the director to waive the annual gross receipts requirement provided that the applicant submit documentation showing that the new business will meet the gross requirements as required by ordinance to obtain this license. This allowance will provide the opportunity for a new licensee to immediately receive a sales-by-drink Sunday license.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090724
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing sections 10-241, criteria for issuance of license, and 10-261, renewals, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which changes whether a licensed premises is within any residentially zoned district from 250 feet to 1000 feet.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, testified on behalf of this ordinance and answered questions from the committee. Jason Pryor, Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, testified on behalf of the ordinance. The purpose for this ordinance change is to allow the director to consider whether a liquor licensed business should be allowed to operate within 1000 feet of a residentially zoned district.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090726
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by adding section 10-242, Probationary period, and by repealing Sections 10-332, Prohibited acts by all retail licensees, and 10-335, Prohibited acts on sales-by-drink premises, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which adds restrictions that apply to nuisances and lewd and indecent conduct and adds a mandatory probationary period for all new licensees and permittees as well as current licensees and permittees who commit certain ordinance violations.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (9/23/2009)"

090747
Accepting funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2009-10 Recovery Act: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $4,345,677.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $4,345,677.00 in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Fund (ARRA); authorizing cooperative agreements with the Board of Police Commissioners ($2,550,000.00), County of Jackson ($1,130,734.01), City of Blue Springs ($43,276.00), City of Grandview (90,600.00), City of Independence ($416,745.99), City of Raytown ($41,572.00), City of Lee’s Summit ($62,699.00), and the City of Sugar Creek ($10,050.00); directing the City Clerk to file certain documents with the appropriate offices; estimating revenue and appropriating $2,550,000.00 in the General Fund of the Kansas City Police Department Business Unit; and designating requisitioning authority.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
David Park. Neighborhood and Commnity Services, testified on behalf of this ordinance. No public testimony. The ordinance accepts funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, FY 2009-10 Recovery Act: Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) in the amount of $ 4,345,677.00.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090754
(Sub.)
Assigning new responsibilities for the delivery and management of ambulance services to the Fire Department by enacting a new Section 2-232, “Ambulance services duties of director” within Chapter 2, Article V, Division 4 of the Code of Ordinances; amending Section 34-363, Code of Ordinances entitled “Emergency medical services coordinating committee” reflecting the change in the provision of ambulance services by modifying the membership of the Emergency medical services coordinating committee; reducing the Contingent Appropriation in the General Fund by $100,000.00 and appropriating $100,000.00 for ambulance service transition expenses to cover costs associated with transitioning and establishing the delivery and management of ambulance services in the fire department; and recognizing an emergency.


Councilmember Jolly Move to Amend
Councilwoman Cathy Jolly voiced concerns that a provision in Sec. 2-715. Establishment limited the decision making of transition committee and consultant. Councilwoman Jolly moved to strike " which shall not be subject to elimination or merger with another department pursuant to Section 2-141, Code of Ordinances, without City Council approval, except that support functions such as human resources, contracting, financial matters, and information technology may be provided as designated by the City Manager or as provided by law" from the ordinance. Councilwoman Cindy Circo seconded the motion. Councilman John Sharp stated that the provision was needed so that the department would not be merged or be eliminated without City Council approval. William Geary, Law Department, was asked if the City Council had to approve the elimination of a department. Mr. Geary stated that it follows Section 241 of the City Charter. Councilwoman Jolly stated that the language didn't seem to be necessary.
Seconded by Councilmember Circo
Ayes: 3 - Jolly, Circo, Curls
Nays: 1 - Sharp


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE AS AMENDED"
Councilman John Sharp explained changes to the original ordinance and gave information about the transition of MAST to become a stand alone department of the City. Troy Schulte, Budget and Management Office, gave an overview of the status of the integration and spoke about savings to the City by making MAST a City department. The following members of the Emergency Medical Service Advisory Committee testified in support of this ordinance: Don Hiebl Dr. Joe Solomon Anthony Inzenga The following voiced their opinions and concerns regarding making MAST a City department: Steve Glorioso Carol Gromling Susan Ramirez Anne Lewis Lesa Gonzales Yancy Davis Landan Rowland Jim Lewis Elizabeth Schmitt Councilwoman Cathy Jolly made a motion to strike a provision in Section 2 of the committee substitute submitted by Councilman John Sharp. Councilwoman Cindy Circo seconded the motion. After discussion the motion was passed by a vote of 3 ayes and 1 nay. Councilman John Sharp voted nay. This ordinance will establish an Ambulance Services Department consistent with the recommendation of the EMS Advisory Committee and the Council’s adoption of the recommendation. It will also appropriate money from the Contingent Fund for current fiscal year expenses to provide for a May 1, 2010 transition from MAST to the Ambulance Services Department.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 A "Community Back to School Presentation" will be given by Health Department, Neighborhood & Community Services Department, Kansas City Police Department staff and LINC. Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, discussed the Health Department's child safety programs and H1N1 issues and prevention education. Dr. Archer answered questions from the committee. Candace Cheatem, Local Investment Commission (LINC), discussed safety education in its school sites and answered questions from the committee. Cy Ritter and Rex Tarwater, Kansas City Police Department, discussed police department presence around schools and school safety education for parents and children and answered questions from the committee. A handout on school safety was distributed to the committee. (A copy is on file in the City Clerk's Office.) David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, spoke about child safety issues in relation to vacant buildings and sidewalks. Mr. Park answered questions from the committee regarding vacant houses. Steve Peteman, Bridging The Gap, spoke regarding the "Walking Bus Program" and answered questions from the committee. There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. 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.