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Last Published: 11/28/2006 7:05:33 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

030512
(Sub.)
Authorizing execution of two contracts totaling $485,118.00 with Legal Aid of Western Missouri for legal services and appropriating $25,000.00 from the General Fund.

030513
Authorizing a one year $587,720.00 agreement with the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center to provide medical care to the City indigent citizens and authorizing the Director to retain and expend $23,509.00 from this agreement.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, Give testimony regarding the history of the ordinance and stated that there are several ordinance being heard today that are related. He added that the city charter states that the Health Department must provide some coverage for the citizens that do not have health care. Councilman Nash ask how the Health Department plans to address providing more care with less funding? Dr. Archer explained that the Health Department could do a better job at would be preventive care. But he added that it is very hard to do that with bedget cuts. He believed that by working more closely with safety net provider to better service our citizens. Council woman Hermann brought up a point regarding identifing children with disability. Which if not caught early can be very costly for all concerned. Nash warned that more cuts can be forth coming and we should begin to address that issue. Glover asked how the contracts changed from year to year as it relates to dollar amount and source and services provided. Archer stated that general dollars have systemticlly reduced and services have also been reduced. Glover clarified his question what are the exact dollar amount and service reduction. Archer apoligized for not having exact number but agreed to provide them at a later date. Weaver had numbers for the previous year.

030514
Authorizing a one year $587,720.00 agreement with Swope Health Services to provide medical care to the City indigent citizens and authorizing the Director to retain and expend $23,509.00 from this agreement.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
no testimony

030515
Authorizing a one year $3,206,942.00 agreement with Children Mercy Hospital to provide medical care services to the City indigent young citizens.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
no testimony

030516
(Sub.)
Authorizing a one year $21,159,075.00 agreement with Truman Medical Center to provide medical care to the City indigent citizens.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
no testimony

030517
Estimating and appropriating the sum of $4,000.00 and authorizing contracts in the total amount of $387,600.00 with various agencies for the 2003 HUD Emergency Shelter Grant to provide services to homeless persons and families.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Jackie Powell, Neighborhood, Wearver asked for an explaination of the fundingof three of the benefactor of the funds. Housing information center and guadalupe, metropolitan lutherian ministry--herman asked who are the panel members and how are they selected. Powh anat ell stated tht it by her and invitation consist of neighborhood leaders, homeless rep city sitizens. weaver asked if assisted is restricted by area. Powell stated no that agencies work together to benefit the clients. Susan Thompson, Community assistance. spoke of the successes of the program leading clients from homelessness to home owner. She explained the hand out on file in the city clerks office. Susan Thompson, new idea workplace, christine haskin, gualopa center, Carol Byrd osley, south kc , they work toward preventing homelessness thru rental assistance and utl , lisa fluementa, rose brooks, domestic violence center, in addition to domestic violence servc they also promote home ownership education and mangement skill program. Patria gilmore. thanked the committee for their support. The greater kc information center works to prevent homelessness. has a partnerships that allow them to help specifically single women with housing, home ownership. Nash asked if affordable housing vs nice housing. gilmore stated tha credit issues prevent a immediate move from welfare to ownerhsip but they to help to pay off bad debt and to make that move. lenus reps for men only shelter and hope to move toward providing apartments for its residence. Ms. Craig spoke about restart services and concern for increase in homeless children. Tomlin shephardfield place.
Ayes: 3 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover
Nays: 0