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Last Published: 3/8/2006 2:57:19 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060183
(Sub.)
Amending Article VIII of the Administrative Code of Kansas City, Missouri, relating to the Classification and Compensation Plan, by repealing Section 2-1076 and adopting in lieu thereof new section of like number, which establishes the job classifications of City Controller, Manager of Development Finance, Deputy City Controller-Operations, Tax Compliance Officer and Manager of Capital Improvements and increases the pay ranges of the City Treasurer and Manager of Revenue job classifications.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gary O'Bannon,explained that this ordinance was for the purpose of creating four new positions,City Controller, Manager of Development Finance, Deputy City Controller-Operations and Tax Compliance Officer. It would also increase the pay ranges of the City Treasurer and Manager of Revenue.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060185
Estimating and appropriating revenues related to 12th Street Streetscape and Bus Rapid Transit Improvements in the 2004F G.O. Bond Fund; authorizing a contract with BNIM Architects for design services; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
A representative from the Finance Department explained that the ordinance would allow for funding for the 12th St Streetscape and Bus Rapid Transit improvements. BNIM Architects will be doing the design portions of the project.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060186
(Sub.)
Reducing appropriations in the KCMAC Series 2003C-1 and the Capital Improvement Fund; appropriating to various project accounts; and designating requisitioning authority.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Rich Noll, CIMO, explained that the ordinance was for the purpose of good house-keeping it would direct funds to the correct account.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060202
Appropriating the sum of $197,444.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund and transferring it to the Inmate Security Fund.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Rich Noll, CIMO, explained that the ordinance was for the purpose of good house-keeping it would direct funds to the correct account.i.e. the general fund account to the Inmate Security Fund account.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060221
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Centers to exercise the option to extend the Management Agreement with Global Spectrum, L.P. for management of operations at Kemper Arena/American Royal Center, approved by Ordinance No. 031056 and amended by Ordinance No. 041176, in order to extend the initial term to January 1, 2008.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar McCaskey,Conventions and Visitors, stated that the ordinance would allow an amendment to an agreement with Global Spectum to manage the operations at Kemper Arena/American Royal Center. The ordinance would extend the agreement through January 1, 2008. There were questions from the committee. Councilman Brooks asked what precaution if any had been taken to ensure that the new arena and Kemper would not compete with each other or not have negative impact on either success. Oscar explained that the issue had been addressed and that he and others were working together on scheduling of concerts, sporting events etc. to ensure that each facility receives a fare share of the revenue. Dr. Eddy said that he the Mayor and other would assist is finding a balance in the usage for the facilities. Mayor Barnes, stated that Global Spectum had done a great job so far and was expected to continue to do so. There was positive feedback from the committee. There was no public testimony.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060226
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a fifth amendment to the Kansas City Arena Development Agreement with Anschutz Kansas City Arena, LLC (“AKC”) and Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (“AEG”); authorizing the City Manager to execute a first amendment to the Kansas City Arena Management Agreement with AKC; authorizing a first amendment to a Development Agreement with the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation (“NABC”); authorizing a $ 530,000.00 amendment to an agreement with Bryan Cave, LLC, for legal services relating to the Kansas City Downtown Arena project; authorizing the City Manager to direct AKC to amend a construction manager at risk (“CM@Risk”) contract with M.A. Mortenson Company (“Mortenson”) for the Downtown Arena project with an approved Final Guaranteed Maximum Price (“FGMP”) of $178,319,302.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $76,140,103.00; appropriating it to the Arena Improvements account of the Downtown Arena Project Series C Fund; authorizing the expenditure of previously appropriated funds in the amount of $178,319,302.00; finding it is in the best interests of the City to waive certain requirements of Article II, Chapter 38, Code of Ordinances; stating the intent of the City to reimburse itself; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mayor Barnes explained that the ordinance would cover the final management agreement and the guranteed maximum price for the areana project in the amount of $178,319,302.00. It would further waive the requirment designated in chapter 38. Representatives from parties involved were present to address questions: Bob Hertfield, Bryant Cave Mark Ferver, AEG Ken Sorenson, Mortenson Lynn Littlejohn, Mortenson Representative from AKC NABC There was lengthy discussion regarding the waiver and the lack of minority participation. Lynn Littlejohn, testified that Mortenson had partnered with FEC to train apprentice for construction labor jobs for minorities and that classes would run six weeks ending approximately when the interior work for the arena would be needed. This would allow the hiring of more minorities for the project. Mortenson has agreed to do a monthly monitoring report to ensure that they were miniorities on the job sites. There was extensive public testimony. Those appearing was as follows: Carlos Santina, Scott Hoffer, Ramono Diaz, Mike Bates, Vincent Shelby, Gabe Okofor, Lonnie Scott, Sherman Devilla, Joesph Vertiz, Jane Wyland. Vincent Shelby supports the ordinance he is a minority sub contractor that is working on the arena project. Councilman Brooks suggeted that the language be change to cement committment from Mortenson and satisfy the minority contractors and the public. There was further discussion, and a decision to procede with the ordinance as is with the verbal agreement from Mortenson to met MBE/WBE requirements at a later date. A motion to advance was made and seconded.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
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 AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"

051253
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to require a committee of petitioners seeking the recall of the Mayor or a Council member to identify the actions or failure to act on the part of the official, which must be related to the official’s duties, which forms the basis of the recall and requiring placement of the grounds before the voters; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"

051254
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to increase the mandatory retirement age of municipal judges from age 65 to age 70; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"

051255
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to extend term limits applicable to future Mayors and Councils from two to three consecutive terms; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"

051256
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on April 4, 2006, a question amending the Charter of Kansas City to permit the removal of property not exceeding one acre devoted to park property forever from the parks system by ordinance; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after January 20, 2006, but not later than January 24, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/8/2006)"

060154
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Chief Information Officer to execute a contract with Unisys Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2,840,376.00, including contingencies, payable from previously appropriated funds for implementation of a 3-1-1 non-emergency call center to provide a single point of contact for citizens seeking services or information from the City.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Councilman Eddy explained that the ordinance would allow the Information Technology Department to purchase the software necesary to implement the new 311 non emergency call center.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit, Review of Audits of Outside Agencies. Staff from the City Auditor's Office will present a performance audit, Review of the Submitted Budget for Fiscal Year 2007. The above items were held for one week.