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Last Published: 10/26/2007 1:41:12 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS
Present:3 - CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CATHY JOLLY
 

070990
RESOLUTION - Authorizing and requesting the Mayor to submit a grant application under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 to the State of Missouri in the amount of $30,284.80 with a match of City funds of $7,571.20 for a child advocate position in the Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Harriet Keely-Frye stated that the Prosecutor's Office was submitting a grant application to the State of Missouri for funding for one part-time Victims Advocate position. The advocate would assist with preparing children for court, assisting families in finding other service resources. The advocate would also do some administrative duties such as notifications to victims, law enforcement and judges.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

071005
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $181,382.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gina Robinson, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified about the the applicant process and projects/events funded by the estimated $181,382.00. Those awarded funding for this funding period include: American Jazz Muesuem, Screenland Theartre, Northland Ethnic Festival to name a few.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

071009
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to accept a grant in the amount of $24,999.00 from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Minority Health, to implement an obesity prevention program; estimating revenue in the amount of $24,999.00 in the General Fund; appropriating $24,999.00 to the MDHSS Obesity Prevention accounts of the General Fund; and designating requisitioning authority.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified about the obesity pervention program. The amount of the grant is $24,999.00. The program would target youth ages 5-17, Men ages 18 and older and women 18 and older and seniors 55 and older. The services and information will be distributed thru mostly faith based organizations between May 5, 2007 and May 4, 2008.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

071016
RESOLUTION - Calling on the Federal Reserve to use its authority to prohibit lenders from making mortgages that quickly become unaffordable after the interest rate increases, to stop the misuse and abuse of stated income loans, to eliminate prepayment penalties on subprime loans, and to designate the failure to escrow taxes and insurance in subprime loans as an unfair and deceptive practice.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
The ordinance was sponsered by the full council and speaks to the concerns that many of the Cities most vernarble citizens are being targeted by lenders both mortage and short term loan companies. There was public testimony the ordinance was passed uninimously.
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

070776
(Sub.)
Authorizing a first amendment to the Agreement for Installation of Streetlights with the Gracemor-Randolph Community Council, dated September 26, 2001, for the purpose of modifying the sum to be contributed to the City and reducing an appropriation in the amount of $120,000.00 in the Streetlight GO Bond 2002A Fund; designating $250,000.00 of sanitary sewer funding in the 2004 General Obligation Bond Fund for the Bannister Acres Sanitary Sewer Project as an additional City contribution.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Department explained the ordinance and the reasons behind allowing the Gracemor-Randolph Community Council to modify their 2001 capital improvement sales tax that reducing the amount from $360,000 to $240,000.00
Ayes: 4 - Sanders Brooks, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
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