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Last Published: 7/22/2008 9:39:34 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:3 - SHARON SANDERS BROOKS, MELBA CURLS, JOHN SHARP
Excused:1 - CINDY CIRCO
 

080621
Estimating revenue in the amount of $651,731.00 and appropriating it in the Police Grants Fund to roll forward unexpended grant amounts from last fiscal year.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Daryl Woodard, KCPD, explained that the ordinance from the Federal Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) awards High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and grants to the Police Department. One grant establishes a multi-jurisdictional task force for methamphetamine investigations. The grants provide for overtime, office space, specialized equipment and five Police Department support employees. There is no matching requirement. The federal National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded a grant to the Police Department to use DNA to solve Cold Cases. The grant will provide funds for three detectives salaries, benefits, and equipment to identify,review, and prioritize violent cold cases that have the potential to be solved using DNA analysis in order to determine whether biological evidence exist that might help solve the cold case. There is no matching requirement.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0

080634
Approving contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $278,025.00 for events and projects from the Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Gina Robinson, Neighborhood and Community Services, testified regarding approval of contracts with various agencies in the total amount of $278,025.00 for projects and events from the Neighborhood Tourist and Development Fund. The committee express concern about some of the agenicies that would be receiving funds. Stating that the funds were intended to promote "Neighborhoods" not large non profits who don't deliever on promises and don't aid the neighborhoods. They asked that greater effect be made to insure that neighborhood associates and other who deal more directly with the neighborhood see a larger share of the funding. The committee suggested that the paperwork for appling for funding could be simplified. Ms. agreed to work on it and to promote the training on how to obtain funding to a wider ridge of people.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sanders Brooks, Curls, Sharp
Nays: 0
 
 There will be a presentation on the City's Mowing and Weed Abatement program. There may be general discussion of current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. There may be Closed Sessions to discuss a Real Estate Transaction pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(2) and a Legal Matter pursuant to RSMo. 610.021(1).