Last Published: 8/2/2016 9:46:45 AM
KANSAS CITY COMMITTEE RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SCOTT WAGNER
Present:2 - JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR.
Excused:1 - KEVIN MCMANUS
 

160501
Reducing the Contingent Appropriation of the General Fund by $160,417.00; appropriating that same amount to the Indigent Court Defense account of the General Fund; and authorizing the Administrator of the Municipal Court to execute a one-year $1,240,417.00 contract extension with Legal Aid of Western Missouri for the legal representation of indigent defendants in Kansas City Municipal Court.


FINANCE AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (8/10/2016)"
Megan Pfannenstiel, Court Administrator provided a brief review of the negotiations she has been engaged in with Greg Lombardi, Director of Legal Aid of Western Missouri. Since Mr. Lombardi was not present to answer questions from the Committee, they voted to hold the Ordinance for 1 week so their questions could be answered before making a decision on the Ordinance.
 
 1. Staff from the City Auditor’s Office will present a Performance Audit: Contract Accessibility Could Be Improved.
 
 Doug Jones, City Auditor introduced Jason Phillips, Audit Team member. Mr. Phillips reviewed the audit objectives, and provided some background for the audit. Mr. Phillips also discussed the audit teams findings and reviewed some of the recommendations they made. A copy of the presentation is available in the Office of the City Clerk. A copy of the audit report is available online at kcmo.gov/cityauditor.
 
 2. There may be a general discussion regarding current Finance and Governance Committee issues.
 
 3. 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. (5) confidential or privileged communications with auditors, pursuant to subsection 17. (6) preparation, including discussions, for negotiations with employee groups, pursuant to subsection 9.
 
 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.