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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:48:15 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY
 

051347
Reestimating revenues of Fund No. 3420 of the LCRA Series 2005E Auditorium-Plaza Garage Fund, in the amount of $ 147,520.00 and appropriating the same; estimating revenues of Fund No. 8910 of the Convention Center Garages Fund in the amount of $2,795.00; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, testified that this ordinance does the final clean up of the accounts on the Auditorium-Plaza Garage Project. Councilman Eddy stated that the project should be finished by April or May of 2006. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

051350
(Sub.)
Authorizing the issuance of Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (Cerner Properties, Inc. Project) Series 2005J, in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, stated that this is the Chapter 100 Bond ordinance for the Cerner Project. This is the next to last action to finish the tax abatement transaction which is really is a transaction that involves Cerner buying their own bonds and the City acting as a conduit bond issuer for that fact. Mr. Landes answered questions from the committee members regarding the number of employees hired to date. Councilman Brooks requested a copy of their affirmative plan and their workforce analysis. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

051351
Authorizing and approving the issuance of Taxable Industrial Bonds (300 Wyandotte Parking Garage Project), Series 2005 in the principal amount not to exceed $9,000,000.00, to provide funds to finance certain project costs; and approving certain other documents and authorizing the City to take certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, stated that this ordinance deals with the 300 Wyandotte Parking Garage. This is part of the HOK Project. The developers have completed the building and tenants are already occupying the building. It is the City's obligation under an intergovernmental cooperative agreement to actually issue the bonds to take out the portion of the costs attributable to the garage. The Planned Industrial Expansion Authority is the conduit issuer for these bonds. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

051352
(Sub.)
Authorizing the issuance of Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (H&R Block Services, Inc. Project) Series 2005I, in an amount not to exceed $31,000,000.00; authorizing and approving certain other documents; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, reported the Chapter 100 Industrial Development Plan for H & R Block has already been approved by the Council. The issues that were presented in regards to the School District have been worked out amicably between all the parties. The bond sale moves forward with the tax abatement for the H & R Block Project, for the personal property that would be attributable to this site. No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley
Nays: 0

050953
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 2006, 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 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 on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/16/2005)"

051253
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 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; eliminating the question of recall and providing for a single election at which the official and any other qualified candidate may seek to serve the remainder of the term of office of the official subject to the recall petition; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election on or after May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/16/2005)"

051254
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 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 May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/16/2005)"

051255
(Sub.)
Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on August 8, 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 May 26, 2006, but not later than May 30, 2006; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (11/16/2005)"

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 (11/16/2005)"