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Last Published: 2/21/2007 9:53:02 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CHARLES EDDY
Present:4 - ALVIN BROOKS, BILL SKAGGS, TERRY RILEY, JOHN FAIRFIELD
 

060548
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 permit the removal of property not exceeding two acres 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 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 OFF AGENDA"
This item was held off the agenda.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060549
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 repeal term limits for the Mayor and members of the Council; 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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Councilman Blackwood and Councilwoman Cooper both testified that they support unlimited terms. Councilwoman Cooper commented that she believed that the voters would enforce term limits by voting for or against candidates. Councilman Riley commented that he would like to see unlimited terms for council members but not for mayors he stated that key position in Federal organizations that would benefit the city are mostly held by representatives that don't have term limits. Mr. Lyons, property owner, stated that he was very concerned that the committee was pursuing these changes because he believed that it was the will of the people to have term limits remain as they have been. Additionally he added that he believed that unlimited or extended terms would give the incumbent an unfair advantage. He said that he and the group that he represents intend to fight the measure teeth and nail. Councilman Skaggs asked Mr. Lyons for his address commenting that if he didn't live in Kansas City, MO why he (Mr. Lyons) was so concerned about this issue. Mr. Lyons stated that he didn't live in Kansas City, MO and he was concerned as a property owner and African American man who believed that the purposed change would have an adverse effect on the African American population in Kansas City, MO. There was extended discussion regarding terms limits. The committee agreed to advance this ordinance to the full Council.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060506
(Sub.)
Renaming Fund No. 3425, the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Revenue Bond Fund, establishing Fund No. 3426, the KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Revenue Bond Fund; estimating revenues in the amount of $148,663,387 and $18,516,241 in the KCMAC Series 2006A-KCMAC 1996A Refunding, Expansion, Music Hall and Auditorium Garage Improvements Fund and, KCMAC Series 2006B-KCMAC 1996B Refunding Fund, respectively; and appropriating the same; estimating FY 2007 debt service in Fund Nos. 5370, 2160 and 1000 respectively, designating requisitioning authorities; authorizing the Director of Finance to close project accounts upon completion, and recognizing an emergency.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Randy Landes, Finance Department, stated that this ordinance to allow additional funds for the improvements and expansion of the Music Hall and auditorium garage improvements.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060514
Authorizing the City Manager to execute a contract with Horrow Sport Ventures, LLC to provide consultant services related to sports and entertainment venues for one year, utilizing the second of three renewal options; and authorizing the City Manager to expend $300,000.00.


FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Rich Noll, CIMO, explained the the ordinance would allow a contract with Horrow Sport Venues. HSV is responsible for bringing interest to Sprint Arena, the Bridgade, the Explorers and the Wizards. Mr. Herrfeidt, representative for Horrow Sport Venues was unable to attend the meeting but expressed gradituded to the committee for their continued support. Ralph Davis, CIMO, was present and testified regarding the disstribution of funds.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Councilman Glover was presented in committee and testified regarding his belief that by changing the charter to allow two rather than three readings would have a negative effect on the citizens. He stated that it would reduce the time-frame that a citizen would have to testify on a given issue. There was lengthy discussion regarding the options and Councilwoman Cooper suggested a ballot language change that would simplify the question for the visitors and be a compromise for all parties concerned. There was also discussion on the other five ordinance that deal with the charter 051253,051254,051255. 060508 and 060511. There was a second committee substitute for ordinance 051255 changing the ballot language and all the ordinance were advanced to the full Council.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060508
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 provide for a vote by the Mayor to fill a vacancy in the office of Council member only in the event of a tie; 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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0

060511
(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 enact a new section 463.12 to authorize the removal from the park system and sale of approximately 1.7 acres of park property located generally at 22nd Street and Gillham Road commonly known as the Fire Alarm Exchange Building contingent upon use of the proceeds of any sale to be used for the restoration of the Women’s Leadership Fountain located at 9th Street and The Paseo and other terms as the Council may determine; 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 "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
See ordinance 050953.
Ayes: 5 - Eddy, Brooks, Skaggs, Riley, Fairfield
Nays: 0
 
 The Finance and Audit committee may hold closed sessions pursuant to the Sections RSMO 610.021 (1), (2), and (3) respectively to discuss legal, real estate or personnel matters. THERE WAS NO CLOSED SESSION. Gary Morris,Finance Department will give a Monthly Financial Report for the period ended March 31, 2006. Gary Morris, Finance Department, gave a monthly financial report for the period ended March 31, 2006. He stated that the department was doing a better job of delievering reports in a timely manner. He give a hand-outs that demonstrated the increase in revenues and the reduction in expentures. he also shared key dates with the committee that reports would be due and an interdepartmental communication from Debra Hinsvark