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Last Published: 10/25/2005 10:50:54 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:3 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY
 

051010
RESOLUTION - Expressing City Council support for the development of financing in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000 for the purpose of reconstructing the Music Hall at Municipal Auditorium; directing the City Manager to develop a financing plan that allows the City to construct the necessary improvements in a timely manner; declaring a minimum 25% participation requirement by the private sector; declaring the project constitutes a public purpose; and declaring the City’s intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures related to this project.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Troy Schulte,Budget Department, explained that the resolution that would allow staff to locate funding for the reconstruction of the Music Hall at Municipal Auditorium including a 25% participation from the private sector. Staff from Convention and Visitors and other were present to testify regarding their efforts. The Hall was built in the 1932 and has not had any extensive renovation since than. The City has missed opportunities to have larger concerts, plays and Corporate events come to Kansas City. The renovation would widen the stage, stagger the sitting and add more comfortable sits.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

051016
(Sub.)
Reducing the appropriation in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $330,000.00 and appropriating it to an account in the Capital Improvements Fund for the 7100 Longview Road Sprayground in the Sixth Council District.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Patrick Klein, Budget Office, explained that the ordinance substitution was for the reducing of fund in the capital improvement fund in the amount $330,000.00 that would allow the construction of a sprayground park at 7100 Longview Road in the sixth Council district. Larry Frevert, Parks and Recreation was present to answer question. Dr. Eddy stated that the funding from the sixth district contingency fund will allow the first phase of and Aquatic center for the district, it has been a long process but this is a great step toward making that happen.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050953
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2005, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City by repealing its current twenty articles and enacting thirteen new articles to be known as the Charter of the City of Kansas City, to reflect the home rule authority granted by the Missouri Constitution; to adopt the Missouri general municipal election day, to require elected officials be residents of the City immediately prior to their election; authorize the delegation of duties among City departments; to authorize the establishment of new park districts; to re-establish the Internal Auditor as an appointee of the City Manager; to accelerate the adoption of ordinances by requiring two rather than three readings; to require the establishment of debt and economic incentive policies; require decennial review of the Charter; to authorize the Council to impose payments in lieu of taxes on enterprise departments of the City not to exceed 10% of the department’s gross revenues; and provide for other municipal purposes; fixing the dates when the amendments shall take effect; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/31/2005)"
Dr. Eddy opened the floor for discussion of recommendations for the charter changes. He explained that it was the expressed desire of the Mayor to have the ordinance and ballot language ready for a April 2006 election in order to combine with election issues from Jackson, Clay and several area school district elections. (copy of the Mayor's letter on file in the City Clerk's Office). Each committee member stated his opinion and offered his recommendation.There was public testimony opposing the language that provided for a city attorney to review initiative petition. It was stated that this would be a bad idea because it could be used as a politic mechanism to delay or obstruct the process. Councilman Eddy assured that citizen that the language only provided, that the law department could assist with review petitions not required to review. Latrisha Underhill, City Manager's Office, explained that it was the desire of the City Manager to have a more active roll in the internal audit process. She also relayed his recommendation that the process for adopting ordinances not be changed from three readings to two.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050992
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 8, 2005, three questions amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms, permitting recall of an official only when proponents of the recall identify specific reasons for the recall and requiring a majority vote to replace a recalled official, and increasing the mandatory retirement age of Municipal Judges from 65 to 70 years of age; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/31/2005)"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0