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Last Published: 10/8/2007 2:25:33 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY SCHUMACHER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

050329
Accepting and approving a $280,000.00 Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) grant to the City from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; estimating revenue; designating requisitioning authority; approving a contract with Mid-America Regional Council; and declaring an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Gist, Fire Department, stated that the ordinance was to accept funds that are continuing grants. This is a routine funding grant.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050330
Accepting and approving a $150,000.00 grant from the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency to provide State Homeland Security Grant program to the City; estimating revenue; designating requisitioning authority; approving a contract with Mid-America Regional Council; and declaring an emergency.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Richard Gist, Fire Department, stated that this was a continuing grant. This is a pass-through grant.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050341
RESOLUTION - Authorizing and requesting the Mayor to submit a grant application under the State Services to Victims Fund to the State of Missouri in the amount of $60,448.32 for a Victim Assistance Program.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "BE ADOPTED"
Harriett Kuehne-Fry, Domestic Violence Advocates Office, stated that resolution would allow for two advocate positions and one daycare provider.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050139
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Adopting the recommendations and proposed governance structure for the delivery of City housing services contained in the Neighborhood Based Housing Strategy in Kansas City report and directing the City Manager to submit a housing action plan in FY 2005 that effectively and efficiently achieves Kansas City’s adopted Housing Policy Goals and Kansas City Housing Task Force objectives.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This item originally had been voted on at a public meeting held on March 29,2005 with a recommendation of do pass. Because the item was a resolution instead of an ordinance, the recommendation had to be changed to be adopted instead of do pass. It was requested that this item action recommendation be changed to immediate adoption. With the approval of legal council for the committee the recommendation was changed to immediate adoption.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Schumacher, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

050220
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-1595, Contract requiring City Council approval, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/6/2005)"
This item was held for one week.

050253
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Approving the 2005 Consolidated One Year Action Plan in accordance with the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; authorizing submission of said Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and certifying said Plan.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/6/2005)"
Councilman Bill Skaggs spoke on behalf of funding for Old Northeast and Park Lane Neighborhoods. This item was held for one week. Voting on this item will be done at that time. Testimony from CDC's continued. The following agency representatives made brief presentations before the committee: 1. The Family Resource Center - Alma Warrick spoke on behalf of the agency. 2. Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. - Jim Rice stated that this was the only organization that had representation for the northland. Councilwoman Deb Hermann stated that over 51% of the land area of the city was represented by the northland but the agency was receiving just 3% of the funds available from CDBG funds. Councilwoman Becky Nace stated that the sixth district had no representation at all. She expressed concern that people in the area of the sixth district, although needing assistance, would not come forth to request it. She asked staff to try to find a way to address the issue or held find an organization that may be willing to partnership with the City to help meet the immediate needs of the sixth district, specificially those in the Hickman Mills and Ruskin Heights areas. She suggested looking at other organizations in the sixth district. 3. Housing Authority of KCMO. 4.Southtowne Council 5. Housing and Economic Development and Financial Corporation (HEDFC). 6. KCCO, Blue Hills Community and Blue Hills Neighborhood Association. 7. Metropolitan Economic Community 8. KC Community Gardens 9. New Horizons Testimony for ordinance no. 050253 was officially closed.
 
 Testimony regarding CDBG funding will continue. Linda Callow, Westside Can Center spoke on the need to have an oversight committee for CDBG funds. Although testimony was not being taken for ordinance no. 050220 she wanted to address the subject. Jay Stockman, Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. and Neighborhood Advisory Committee also spoke before the committee regarding ordinance no. 050220. Margaret May, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association, talked about the Ivanhoe Land Trust Pilot Program. Councilman Troy Nash stated that the money for the program was from reallocation, not a line item for CDBG funds. According to Ms. May all 234 vacant lots are in the Ivanhoe area. The program calls for the city to partner with the neighborhood who will be mowing, trimming and disposing of illegally dumped items. The program will be used as a training program and calls for doing all the vacant Land Trust Lots in the neighborhood. Not only is the neighborhood in partnership with the Solid Waste Department of the City but also in partnership with Bayer Corporation who will be providing landcover for the vacant lots.