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Last Published: 10/15/2007 1:46:15 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:3 - CHARLES EDDY, ALVIN BROOKS, TERRY RILEY
Excused:1 - BILL SKAGGS
 

051329
(Sub.)
Authorizing a $440,000.00 amendment to a contract with Kutak Rock LLP for legal services related to City of Kansas City, Missouri v. Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation (No. 05-00368-CV-W-GAF); appropriating the sum of $300,000.00 to the Housing Litigation account of the General Fund; and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Galen Beaufort, City Attorney, explained that the changes for the contract with Kutak Rock LLP, had been discussed at length at a previous Finance Committee Meeting and that he believe he had addressed the concerns of the Committee. He reiterated the importance of allow Kutak Room to complete the litigation of receivership against HEDFC or it's agents. The substitute changes the contracted amount from $330,000 to $440,000. There was no opposition or public testimony the motion to advance as a substitute.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, 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 (11/9/2005)"

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 (11/9/2005)"

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 (11/9/2005)"

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 (11/9/2005)"

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 (11/9/2005)"

051294
Approving a development agreement between the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation and the City of Kansas City, Missouri to construct a National Basketball Experience and Hall of Fame in the Downtown Kansas City Arena.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Bob Langenkamp, Finance Department and Jim Haney, NABC, both testified regarding the agreement with The City of Kansas City and NABC. Mr. Langenkamp outlined the obligation of the City and that of NABC. He stated that the City would be responsible for the construction of the facility and NABC would be responsible for the operations. THe also specified the financial obligation of each group. Adding that NABC was aggressively pursuing funding in the amount of 2 Million dollars to meet its goal by December 31, 2005. Jim Haney, said that he was confident that the NABC would be able to meet that goal and others because there was such excitement with in the industry for having such a venue. Mayor Barnes was present and expressed her support and excitement for the project. There was no public testimony or opposition to the project. Each of the committee members commented on the project and its possible positive impact on the City as a whole.
Ayes: 3 - Eddy, Brooks, Riley
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a Closed Session to discuss a legal matter pursuant to RSMO 610.210 (1).