Last Published: 5/5/2009 11:47:02 AM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - CATHY JOLLY
Present:3 - JOHN SHARP, CINDY CIRCO, MELBA CURLS
 

090296
Accepting and approving a $201,926.84 amendment to a contract with Kansas City Free Health Clinic to provide additional primary care services to eligible clients in the Kansas City Transitional Grant Area who meet Ryan White Title I guidelines.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Mary Galutia, Health Department, explained the purpose of this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance will authorize an amendment to a contract with Kansas City Free Health Clinic for additional primary care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090304
RESOLUTION - Supporting the efforts of the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association, on behalf of all Northeast Neighborhoods, the Municipal Court, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, the City Prosecutor, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce to address the pervasive problems of drug trafficking and prostitution through the SOAP and SODA initiatives.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (4/29/2009)"

090306
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with Jackson County, Missouri for housing detainees and sentenced inmates.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
David Park, Neighborhood and Community Services, explained the purpose of this ordinance. Mike Burke, King Hershey Law Firm and representing Integrity Correction Centers, requested this ordinance be held so that the cooperative agreement can be reviewed by interested parties and the public. Bernie Zarda, Integrity Correction Centers, proposed an option of using his private correctional facility as an alternative to the Jackson County facility and answered questions from the committee. David Towlin, Daviess/DeKalb County Regional Jail in Pattonsburg, Missouri,requested consideration as an alternative to the Jackson County facility and consideration as an overflow facility. This ordinance authorizes the director to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Jackson County, Missouri to provide incarceration services.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0

090255
Amending Section 70-179, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 70-179, Responsibility of registered owner for violations, and enacting a new section regarding the responsibility of registered owners of vehicles for violations.


PUBLIC SAFETY AND NEIGHBORHOODS COMMITTEE recommends "DO PASS"
Heather Brown, Law Department, explained the purpose this ordinance. No public testimony. This ordinance amends Section 70-179 of the Code of Ordinances by repealing it and enacting in its place a new section to clarify the proper party to received information from rental car companies regarding parking violations.
Ayes: 4 - Jolly, Sharp, Circo, Curls
Nays: 0
 
 There may be general discussion(s) on current Public Safety and Neighborhoods Committee issues. None Update from the Public Works staff and partners on the Red Light Camera Enforcement. Stan Harris, Public Works, distributed a handout that summarizes the updated information regarding the Red-Light Safety Camera Program. Mr. Harris gave a brief history of the program and statistics indicating the prevalence of red-light running. He noted that in the two months of enforcement, the number of violations have dropped significantly. Part of this is due to informing the public andbehavior modification. Mr. Harris also listed future Red-Light Safety Camera locations. Phil Scaglia, Powerful Performance Solutions, LLC, was present on behalf of American Traffic Solutions, Vendor for Kansas City Red-Light Cameras and commented on the current status of the program. Major Allen and Sergeant Kevin Murray, Kansas City Police Department, commented on the reduction in violations and answered questions from the committee. 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. No closed session.