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Last Published: 1/29/2020 1:44:32 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:5 - KATHERYN SHIELDS, HEATHER HALL, RYANA PARKS-SHAW, MELISSA ROBINSON, LEE BARNES JR.
Out:1 - KEVIN MCMANUS
 

191040
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Administration,” by repealing Section 2-1954, Fund balance and reserve policy, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/15/2020)"
There was no discussion on this item.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

191045
Authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to execute a $1,810,152.00 contract with Motorola Solutions, Inc. for the installation of Microwave Towers components to expand and enhance the P25 citywide radio system of the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) and the City of Kansas City, Missouri; appropriating $5,000.00 from the unappropriated fund balance of the Public Safety Sales tax Fund; authorizing the Manager of Procurement Services to amend and extend this contract; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mayor Quinton Lucas, Cedric Rowan Procurement Services, Captain Scott Simons and Jeff Brame KCPD, Donna Maize, KCFD, Scott Huizenga, Budget Office testified on this ordinance. This project is a continuation of an effort to enhance the mobile broadband wireless network for use by KCPD and City started in 2010. This project uses funds previously designated for work on microwave towers for the expansion and enhancement of KCPD’s mobile wireless broadband network. This proposal encompasses a coordinated solution to provide the City of Kansas City with an upgrade to its existing microwave and the addition of MPLS Routers. The City of Kansas City would be working with one project team led by Motorola Solutions. This approach includes the advantage of having the system upgrade comprised of one coordinated design and cutover.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

191048
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Establishing further terms by which the Mayor and Councilmembers shall jointly review and interview candidates for City Manager.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"

Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

190962
Estimating revenue in the amount of $1,707,375.00 in the Neighborhood Grants Fund; appropriating $1,707,375.00 to the Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant account in the Neighborhoods Grants Fund; authorizing the acceptance of a $1,707,375.00 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under its Fiscal Year 2018 SAFER component; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Donna Maize and Dr. Richard Gist Deputy Director and principal assistant to the fire chief KCFD, testified on this ordinance. 15 new firefighters are requested to staff fire station 15. These new, unbudgeted positions are partially grant-funded for three years. The requested firefighters (15) will staff the new fire station 15 in the growing area of the northeastern corner of the city. This area was identified in our 2003 deployment analysis as an area with very limited service but projected for intensive residential development. The Fire Department is currently able to meet NFPA 1710 full alarm assembly requirements in this area for only five percent of the structures. The addition of this station and company will increase that capability almost tenfold. This steady gain in protection within this area is, however, offset by the loss of stability in the first due area of the current fire station (FS) 40. The safety risk is inherent and manifest. Closing FS 40, required to accomplish staffing of FS 15 absent the requested support, substantially reduces full alarm assembly compliance in the area currently protected by FS 40. Full alarm assembly compliance in this area is presently among the best in the Northland region at better than 90% but will fall to 62% or less if that station is vacated. Given the far greater number of residential structures in FS 40's first due area, the loss of protection here presents a significant compromise not offset by the gains in the still-developing area of the new FS 15. Providing this initial staffing through SAFER assistance prevents this loss of coverage in a critical area while the City establishes revenue paths for permanent staffing of FS 15. This represents a very effective use of SAFER investment, facilitating our ability to increase coverage in a growing area without the need to reduce coverage in an established neighborhood, effectively eliminating a brown-out situation. We fully anticipate assuming full responsibility for the added company within the three years of performance, yielding a seamless transition without interruption of protection for citizens and properties protected by either station.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

191017
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, entitled “Administration,” by repealing Sections 2-50 and 2-52 and enacting in lieu thereof one new Section 2-50 requiring fiscal notes for expenditures of city funds.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/15/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

190767
Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting Section 2-886 entitled Commercial Encroachments, which dispenses with the requirement that certain improvements erected or to be erected upon land belonging to the City be approved by the Municipal Arts Commission.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

190766
Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by repealing section 2-885 entitled “Quorum” and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that increases the number of Municipal Arts Commissioners constituting a quorum from three to five members.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/8/2020)"
There was no discussion on this ordinance.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

190912
RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to conduct an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages to the City if local control of the Kansas City Police Department were returned to the City.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (1/22/2020)"
Councilmember Melissa Robinson, Laura Mcdonell, More square, Doug Shaefer, Resident 3rd District, Crystal Sheffield-Baird, Resident 3rd District and Nasim Mailin, Swag Incorporated, testified on this ordinance. Kansas City Police Department, is controlled and governed by the Board of Police Commissioners and is independent of the City’s full control and governance. The City has not had complete control and management of its Police Department since 1939 and is currently the only city in Missouri without such full control and governance. There would be likely advantages and disadvantages to the City if local control and management of the Police Department were returned to the City. Before the City Council takes a position on whether it should or should not support state legislative efforts to restore local control and governance of its Police Department to the City, an analysis should be conducted into the likely advantages and disadvantages of such return of local control and management. The review should include a survey of community leaders, the Police Department and others with knowledge of how returning or not returning local control and governance of the Police Department impacts the City. Therefore, this legislation would direct the Manager to conduct such an analysis.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

190988
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of General Services to execute a lease agreement with Lawona Jeffery and Cherish the Cakes, LLC for 1704 East 18th Street in the 18th and Vine Historic District and authorizing the Director of General Services to provide funding for tenant finish improvements not to exceed $35,000.00.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Gaylen Buford, Law department, testified on this ordinance. This ordinance would authorize the Director of General Services to enter into a Lease Agreement for the City-owned property located at 1704 East 18th Street, K.C., Mo. in the 18th and Vine District to Lawona Jeffery and Cherish the Cakes LLC. Space will be used for a retail bakery and coffee bar. The Initial Term of the lease is for five years and four months, beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on April 30, 2025. The contract provides for two additional terms each for another five years, each exercisable by the Lessees. During the first four months, Lessees pay no rent. It is during that period that the improvements to space will be made to enable the Lessees to use the area for their retail bakery and coffee bar business. After that, during the Initial Term, the rent for the following three years will be $1,427 per month and the rent for the last two years of the Initial Term will be $1,570.00 per month. Throughout both of the two option terms, the rent will go up 2% per year. This Lease also authorizes the Lessee to expend up to $35,000.00 for tenant improvements to the leased space which would be reimbursed by the City. 1704 East 18th Street consists of approximately 1,427 square feet. The initial rent is based on a charge of $12.00 per square foot per annum.
Ayes: 5 - Shields, Hall, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

191012
Estimating revenue and appropriating $1,884,636.00 in Fund No. 3439, the 2020A Taxable Special Obligation Bond Fund; authorizing the purchase of certain equipment to initiate catering operations in the Grand Ballroom of the Convention Center; designating requisitioning authority to the Director of Conventions and Entertainment Facilities and the Director of Finance; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


FINANCE, GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Oscar McCaskey, Kansas City Convention Center, Brian Johnson, Contractor Representative, testified on this ordinance. Specific equipment to be purchased for the initiation of catering services expected to begin in March 2020. The city has agreed to pay costs associated for the procurement and acquisition of specific equipment to be used by the Loews Hotel Group to provide catering services.
Ayes: 4 - Shields, Parks-Shaw, Robinson, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 1 - Hall
 
 1. Finance staff will present the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Popular Annual Financial Report, and Uniform Guidance report for the period ending April 30, 2019.
 
 Tammy Queen, Eric Clevenger, Finance, Mike Lowrey, Allen Gibbs, and Houlick and Teffera (Tim) Chewaka, CMA Group, testified on this ordinance. The Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is an unaudited summary report of the financial activities of the City and is prepared primarily from detailed information contained in the City’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), with selected data from CAFRs made for earlier years. The CAFR is prepared following generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and includes audited financial statements. As such, it provides much more detail as well as full disclosure of all material events, both financial and non-financial. The GAAP presentation also includes the City’s component units (related organizations) and information on individual funds. The information in the CAFR can be technical and complex and as such, not as useful to citizens wishing to gain an overview of the City’s finances. The PAFR has been prepared to simplify the information in the CAFR and better inform the public about the overall financial condition of the City, without the heavy use of technical accounting terms or excessive detail. The PAFR is not intended to provide a complete financial picture of the City following GAAP.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee issues.
 
 Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 11 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss specifications for competitive bidding; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 12 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss sealed bids or proposals; or • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 17 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss confidential or privileged communications with auditors.
 
 The City Clerk`s Office now has equipment for the hearing impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver`s License or State issued Identification Card with the secretary and she will give you the equipment. Upon returning the equipment your license will be returned.