KC Skyline

City Clerk Web Search

Search the Ordinances:

Printer Friendly Minutes
Last Published: 11/27/2006 3:12:06 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

030842
Authorizing a contract amendment with the Housing and Economic Development Financial Corporation for the Housing Asset Recovery Program, increasing the contract by $250,000.00 for a total contract amount of $11,032,552.00.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stan Barrett, Director of Housing, stated that the ordinance was for additional funding for multi-family housing rehabilitation. These structures could otherwise be demolished. 16th and Grand, in the downtown area, would be the target for the rehabilitation. The project called the SOLO Condominiums would have ten units of which two would be in the affordable market rate status. Councilwoman Deb Hermann wanted to know if the requested funds had been targeted for another area. Mr. Barrett answered yes. However the proposed partnership never took place. The ordinance allows the city to move forward with the proposed project. Councilwoman McFadden-Weaver made a statement in regards to the affordable market rate. She could see no marketing techniques being used to advertise the fact that there are units in the downtown area that are in the affordable market value range. In a project such as the one proposed only two of the ten units are in the range. If you use $200,000. of the proposed $250,000.00 where is the rest of the money going? Mr. Barrett answered that $50,000.00 was going towards rehabilitating single family units.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

030791
RESOLUTION - Supporting the application for and acceptance of the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION"
Alan Wells, Neighborhood and Community Services, spoke on behalf of the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. He outlined the seven areas where the funds would be used. (Handout is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.) According to Mr. Wells the amount of the grant is 25% less than that of a year ago. The Advisory Committee for the Block Grant is looking for ways to reduce program activities without eliminating them totally with fewer dollars. Cuts in funding and lower interest rates on the money in the Block Grant Fund have put the programs associated with the Grant in jeopardy of being terminated. It may possibly be the last year for the programs because the funding allotted may be going towards Homeland Security by next year.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0