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Last Published: 3/4/2008 10:44:01 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:4 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS, JOHN SHARP
 

080159
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-331, General requirements for all licensees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which requires all licensees to post a dress code if a dress code is enforced on the premises.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, explained that the ordinance helps to issue that all persons visiting a liquor licensed etabished are treated fairly. Mr. Majors and members of the committee commented that there had been incidents of alledged discrimenation due in part to there not being dress code being posted at the establishments. Councilman Sharp, stated that he thought it shameful that in this day and age there were still things like this happening in Kansas City. Mr. Major stated that he thought that the ordinance would help to prevent it.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080163
Accepting and approving a $237,050.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to provide additional funding for the City’s public health preparedness program and to support Local Public Health Agency planning efforts to respond to a bioterrorism attack over a large geographic area; increasing revenue and appropriation in the amount of $176,741.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, testified that the ordinance before the committee was to accept an amendment to the existing Public Health Preparedmess contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senoir Services to increase funding in Kansas City. It would provide support to emergency management partners in case of threats of anthrax, infectious dieases outbreaks and other emergencies including terrorist attacks.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080164
Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 10-212, Distance from churches or schools, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter which allows a church or school to approve a liquor establishment closer than 300 feet.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, stated that this proposed change in the ordinance was to allow the managing authority from a church or school to submit a written notarized statement of " no objections" to the liquor by the drink or liquor by the package facility obtaining license for facilities between 100 and 300 ft from the church or school. This change would not automatically allow the establishment to be licensed. They would still need a majority of the surrounding property owners within 300 ft to consent.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080179
Estimating revenue in the amount of $254,856.00 in the General Fund from the United States Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing an emergency.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Dr. Richard Gist, Fire Department,explained that the ordinance would reimburse funds provided during the second year of the Department of Homeland Security for adequate fire and emergency reponse grant. The grant funds support niine positions approved by the Charter.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Circo, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

061246
Amending Chapter 54, Code of Ordinances, by adding a new Article V, Secondary Metal Recyclers.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/26/2008)"
Gary Majors, Regulated Industries, stated that there had been lots of testimony from the department, citizens and persons from the Metal Recycler's industries as it relates to the ordinance. He said that this ordinance represented the best compromise. Its the general opinion of recycler's that they are being penalize for providing a good service rather than punishment for the lawbreakers who are bringing stolen merchandize to them. They have indicated that by enforcing the propose ordinance changes on them such as mandatory 72 hour holding or video taping it poses financial and logistatic burdens on the recycler's and does not solve the problem.

080110
Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances. by repealing Section 50-155, Issuance of proclamation of emergency, powers of mayor under proclamation of emergency, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter dealing with the issuance of a proclamation of emergency; powers of mayor under proclamation of emergency


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/26/2008)"
D.A. Christian, Emergency Management, address three ordinances 080110, 080113 and resolution 080136. They all relate to the Emergency Management Plan. He asked that all of the items be held. Adding that there was still work to be done dealing with the proclamation of emergency and powers of the mayor, responsiblities of the Emergency Management Office, defining the duties and responsibilities and correcting the division's name. The Committee expressed its disappointment in the ordinances not being closer to completion. Councilwoman Jolly stated that she felt that there had already been enough time given and that by not completing the ordinance it left the City without an emergency plan in a time when there was a high risk of emergency considering the storm weather season and desparate economic times that we are experience. The Committee held the items with an agreement that they would be ready to vote on at the March 26, 2008 meeting.

080113
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-85, Office of Emergency Management, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter dealing with the Office of Emergency Management.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/26/2008)"
See item 080110.

080136
RESOLUTION - Adopting an updated and revised Emergency Operations Plan for the City.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/12/2008)"
See item 080110.
 
 The Health Department will present the Health Commission Annual Report. Frank Thompson, Stan Edlauitch, Tom Cranberry and Larry Blankenship wre all present to testify on the Health Departments Annual Report A related hand out is on file in the City Clerk's Office. There may be general discussion of curent Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. There may be Closed Sessions to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(2) and a Legal Matter pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(1).