|Last Published: 12/22/2005 9:48:23 AM|
|Upon Roll Call the following members were present:|
|Present:||4 - DEB HERMANN, BECKY NACE, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH|
|Providing a portion of the redevelopment financing for Project G of the Southtown Corridor/31st & Baltimore Tax Increment Financing Plan in a amount not to exceed $1 million; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a first amendment to the Project “G” Acquisition, Legal, and Relocation Agreement; estimating $1 million in revenue in the General Fund and appropriating it for the First Amendment; authorizing the Director of City Development to execute a cooperative agreement providing for repayment of the $1 million; declaring the intent of the City to reimburse itself; and, recognizing an emergency.|
NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE, DEBATE"
Troy Schulte, Budget Office, stated the Committee Substitute is an ordinance that will allow the City to continue its support for Community Development Corporation of Kansas City's efforts to redevelop Project G in the Southtown TIF. This is the area generally located at 63rd and Prospect. The funds that will be used are monies that will be advanced to the project to continue property acquisition and relocation efforts for land acquisition and redevelopment.
Councilman Terry Riley testified in support of the ordinance.
No public testimony.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, Nace, Glover, Nash
| ||Staff from the Health Department will present, "Care Programs for HIV and Implementation Process."
LaTanya Patton, Health Department, introduced Jody Frazier who is the Vice Chair of the Kansas City Eligible Metropolitan Area Comprehensive HIV Prevention and Care Planning Council and has the task of making sure that her department is in line with the council's wishes as it relates to prioritizing and also allocating funds for HIV related care. Ms. Patton distributed a folder with handouts about the council and available services. Ms. Patton stated that 37% of the current council represents consumers. She gave examples of how the consumers' input is a part of the prioritization and allocation of the funding. During the meeting, consumers have a chance to actually address the council and share any perspective that they may have on concerns or issues that directly impact them. They also do a annual needs assessment which is actually a client satisfaction survey. A thirty member Quality Assurance Council has also been created and is made up of consumers.
Jody Frazier stated that he has been involved with the process for over twenty years, off and on, and has become more involved in the last four years. He was elected a member of the Planning Council to fill one of the seats that are designated for the community. He calls his the "HUG "seat, the historically under served group. He described his learning experience and how his membership on the council has impacted him. Mr. Frazier stated he has established an office at the Health Department for Planning Council members. It has a reference and reading room for consumers and the community at large where they can gather materials that can help educate and perhaps encourage them to become more involved in the Planning Council process. Councilwoman Hermann and Councilman Nash commented in support of the Planning Council and about its importance to the community.|