Last Published: 11/27/2006 3:04:21 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - DEB HERMANN, SAUNDRA MCFADDEN-WEAVER, JIM GLOVER, TROY NASH
 

031115
Accepting and approving a one year $400,000.00 contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide funding for the Kansas City Family Project; reducing revenue in the amount of $108,489.00; estimating revenue in the amount of $119,418.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and appropriating the sum of $10,929.00 to the SAMHSA account in the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Manual Perez, Kansas City Health Department and Mary Lou Jaramillo, Mattie Rhodes Center for Experanza Para La Familia, talked about the continuation of a grant to SAMHSA. This would be the third and final year of the grant. The program was designed to help Latino children and their families to deal with the pressures of family life and peer pressure at school. Low self-esteem has to be overcome in a majority of instances. The program offers counselling services to the children and their families. Ms, Jaramillo stated that the program was in essence a faith-based, not for profit organization and that was from where most of the participants had been referred. The schools were also a good source for referrals. Missie Condit, Primitivo Garcia Elementary School and Maria Perez, McCoy Elementary School were on hand to give testimony regarding the benefits of the program. Councilwomen Deb Hermann and Saundra McFadden-Weaver stated that they had been given an opportunity to see how the program worked first hand. Both had been to McCoy Elementary School, where the program is in place. Ms. Lopez stated that members of the Mattie Rhodes staff were bi-lingual thus eliminating the language barrier.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

031119
Amending Chapter 12, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 12-7, Denial or recall of permit, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Judy Hadley, Regulated Industries, stated that the ordinances allows the department the ability to accept business licenses assigned to Regulated Industries from Finance/Business License Section. The ordinance just finalizes the formalities initiated earlier in the year.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

031142
Accepting and approving a one year $100,000.00 contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides funding for the City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program; accepting and approving a $23,200.00 contract amendment with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that provides additional funding for the City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program; reducing revenue by the sum of $1,438.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; reestimating revenue in the amount of $14,009.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; reducing an appropriation in the amount of $10,629.00 in the Governmental Grants Fund; and appropriating the sum of $23,200.00 in the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention account of the Governmental Grants Fund.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Terry Bray, Kansas City Health Department, stated that the department was asking for the approval of funding for Lead Poisoning Prevention. The program educates the public on how to test for lead poisoning within the home environment. The department is also working with pregnant women on how to test blood levels for lead poisoning.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

031146
Authorizing acceptance of a Title V Community Prevention Grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety; estimating revenue in the amount of $100,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating it to the REDIRECT Grant account of the General Fund; designating requisitioning authority; authorizing execution of a $100,000.00 Cooperative Agreement with the Pan-Educational Institute, Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocate and Mattie Rhodes Counseling Center for the project REDIRECT juvenile crime prevention program; and directing the City Clerk to file the agreement with the appropriate offices.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Alan Welles, Neighborhood and Community Services Department, stated that the ordinance allows the department to accept the grant. The grantee must be from a local government so the City was asked to oversee the grant. The grant was designed to help troubled youths between the ages of 11-17 years old who would end up in the courts. Education and job training, along with discipline are the key elements of the program. The goal is to have 90% of those youths entering into the program to complete it and not re-enter into the court system. The grant acceptance was requested by Mattie Rhodes Foundation. Les Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services, stated that the Mattie Rhodes Foundation asked the City of accept the grant because of past grants passing through the City system with Mattie Rhodes Foundation.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

031152
Amending Ordinance No. 030716 by authorizing execution of a $200,000.00 contract with the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City for land acquisition in conjunction with the construction of a new Adult Rehabilitation Center.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Stan Barrett, Director of Housing and Community Services, stated that the ordinance was a continuation of ordinance 030716 which dealt originally with the construction of the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0

031153
Authorizing acceptance of a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant in the amount of $26,603.64.


NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS"
Harriett Kuehne-Fry, Domestic Violence Center-City Prosecutor's Office, stated that the ordinance was for an acceptance of grant money to hire an employee as a Victim Advocate for the office. Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver expressed her concerns about the inconsistency in how to protect children. She suggested getting some type of legislation with language that included "what was best for the children" included. Ms. Fry stated that there was a program, "Greenbook Program", that was created to handle the issues involving protecting the child. She would contact Ms. Weaver at a later date to go over the specifics of the program.
Ayes: 4 - Hermann, McFadden-Weaver, Glover, Nash
Nays: 0
 
 The following agencies will make Community Development Corporation presentations before the Committee: Swope Community Builders Neighborhood Housing Services