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Last Published: 1/30/2017 11:00:46 AM
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:

Amending Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 10-104, 10-106, and 10-214 in order to maximize input from as many eligible consenters as possible when they are asked to give their consent for a liquor license to be issued as required by ordinance.

Councilwoman Jolie Justus, and Jim Ready, Regulated Industries testified that there are areas in the city where one person or a small number of people own a large number of parcels in an area whereby controlling whether a liquor license applicant will receive their consent and be able to receive a liquor license. When this occurs, it means that one person or small group of people has more power and control than the Mayor, City Council or City Manager when it comes to issuing a liquor license. When it comes to eligible consenters and the issuance of liquor licenses, the ordinance should give a voice to as many property parcel owners as possible so that no one person or small number of people speaks for the entire neighborhood when determining whether a liquor license will be issued. Regulated Industries Division has seen an increase in the number of instances where one person or small number of people ultimately decides whether or not a liquor license will be issued in the neighborhood. Furthermore, Regulated Industries Division has heard from an increasing number of liquor license applicants who have stated that either one or a small number of eligible consenters are unwilling to give their consent for a liquor license unless the owner enters into a conditional liquor license agreement which they feel will ultimately be detrimental to their business. This proposed ordinance change states that no more than ten percent of eligible property parcels included in a consent radius can be comprised of property parcels that are owned by the same person. This change will assure that the voices of many eligible consenters will be heard when determining whether a liquor licensed business in which consents are required will be allowed to go into a neighborhood.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

Amending Chapter 10, Alcoholic Beverages, by repealing Article III, Classification of licenses and license fees, and Section 10-337, Package sales licenses; prohibitions and requirements, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter which eliminates liquor licenses and permits that are no longer in effect under Missouri State Statutes and revises current ordinance language for clarification purposes.

Jim Ready, Regulated Industries, gave testimony that a license for nonintoxicating beer is no longer required or offered from the State of Missouri. Therefore, all nonintoxicating beer licenses have been eliminated. The State of Missouri and the City of Kansas City, Missouri both offer a tasting license to package licensees for the purpose of allowing all such license holders to conduct wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises. However, the tasting license for the city was placed in an article that deals with the conduct of business rather than the article that deals with the classification of licenses and license fees. Also, further clarification was needed to specify that no package license holder was allowed to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption. The option to apply for and receive a festival district temporary permit was eliminated from Missouri State Statutes as it had a sunset clause and is therefore no longer an option under KCMO ordinances.
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0

Authorizing the Director of Health to enter into contracts with area health centers, along with Children's Mercy Hospital, and Truman Medical Center to provide primary health care services for indigent residents in Kansas City, Missouri; and declaring this ordinance as an emergency.

Dr. Rex Archer, Health Department, Kathy Knotts, Truman Medical Center and Karen Doss, Northland Healthcare services, testified that there continues to exist a considerable need for health care services for the uninsured and underinsured citizens in Kansas City, which has become more apparent in these hard economic times. This ordinance approves contracts with Swope Parkway Health Center, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Kansas City CARE Clinic, Northland Health Care Access, The Children's Mercy Hospital and Truman Medical Centers to continue providing health care services to Kansas City's indigent residents.  
Ayes: 3 - Canady, Lucas, Hall
Nays: 0
 1. Major Wayne Stewart, KCPD will give a presentation on Police Athletic League of Kansas City(PAL).
 2. Staff from Kansas City Fire Department will give an update on Response Time Report and EMS Collections.
 KCFD Deputy Chief Tom Collins gave an update on the KCFD Medical Ambulance Revenue for the FY 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 and current collections from the medical billing. KCFD Division Chief, Chuck Zang, gave a brief summary report of the KCFD March 2016 response times and map supplement. A copy of the presentation is availble in the City Clerks Office.
 3. There may be a general discussion regarding current Neighborhoods and Public Safety issues.
 4. 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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