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Last Published: 5/12/2014 9:39:30 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - MELBA CURLS
Present:2 - SCOTT WAGNER, JIM GLOVER
Excused:1 - JERMAINE REED
 

140317
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $414,743.00 for provision of certain legal services.


NEIGHBORHOODS, HOUSING & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park testified the contract will provide for legal services to neighborhood associations in dealing with problem properties in their neighborhoods. Legal Aid uses statutes such as the Abandoned Housing Act to address vacant and abandoned houses present in many neighborhoods. These are cases that the City is not able to file on behalf of the neighborhood organizations.
Ayes: 3 - Curls, Wagner, Glover
Nays: 0
 
 1. There will be a presentation regarding the City’s Service Line Warranty Program.
 
 Councilman Sharp testified to the importance of the Service Line Warranties campaign. A spring letter was mailed out 05/05/14 to homeowners in Kansas City Missouri.
 
 2. There may be general discussion(s) on current Neighborhood and Healthy Communities Committee issues.
 
 3. Pursuant to the following subsections of Section 610.021 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, there may be a closed session to discuss: (1) legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys, pursuant to subsection 1; (2) real estate, pursuant to subsection 2; (3) personnel, pursuant to subsection 3 and 13; and/or (4) sealed bids or proposals, pursuant to subsection 12.
 
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