Last Published: 6/2/2020 2:11:50 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Present:4 - KEVIN MCMANUS, HEATHER HALL, ANDREA BOUGH, LEE BARNES JR.
 

200047
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-2043 relating to Nepotism provisions in the Ethics Code and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/10/2020)"
This legislation would amend a provision in the Ethics Code that prohibits nepotism by allowing an exception for supervisors in the Fire Department to supervise family members under certain conditions.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200070
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-233 relating to the maximum hiring age for an employee in the position of firefighter and Section 2-1172 relating to an employee’s membership in the employee retirement system and enacting in lieu thereof two new sections of like number and subject and further amending Chapter 2 by enacting one new Section 2-1203 relating to employee disability retirements in the employee retirement system for firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/emergency medical technicians.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "HOLD ON AGENDA (3/10/2020)"
There is a need for Fire Department personnel to be cross-trained as firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/emergency medical technicians. The current maximum hiring age for firefighters is 30. The City Council desires that current Fire Department paramedics and emergency medical technicians over the age of 30 be allowed to cross-train as firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/emergency medical technicians and remain in the Employees' Retirement System. Such paramedics would have until December 31, 2020, to enjoy this exception to the maximum hiring age for firefighters.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

200073
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 44, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 44-8 relating to the Mayor’s authority to pardon and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "DO PASS AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
Jane Brown, Mayors Office, testified on this ordinance. The Mayor is granted the right to pardon individuals convicted of violating any ordinance of this city in Section 209(b) of the Kansas City Charter. Kansas City Code of Ordinances section 44-8 states a nonrefundable fee in an amount sufficient to defray the expenses of investigating the pardon application, preparing a recommendation and issuing the Mayor’s response shall be charged. Requiring a nonrefundable fee for a pardon application provides minimal revenue to the City. If a person deserves a pardon it does not further the interests of justice to charge the person a fee. Therefore, the Council desires to eliminate the nonrefundable fee for a pardon application.
Ayes: 3 - McManus, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 1 - Hall

190807
Amending Chapter 3, Article IV, Code of Ordinances, by repealing section 3-421 entitled “Definitions” and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter that extends the date by which the owner of a minority business enterprises (MBE) or women’s business enterprise (WBE) must adhere to the personal net worth test.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "ADVANCE AND DO PASS, DEBATE"
Phillip Yelder, Human Relations, testified on this ordinance. Beginning October 1, 2020, a for-profit small business concern must meet the following additional criteria to qualify as a MBE: Whose owner’s or, for businesses with multiple owners, each individual owner’s personal net worth (as defined in this section) is equal to or less than the permissible personal net worth amount determined by the U.S. Department of Transportation to be applicable to its DBE program. Beginning October 1, 2020, a for-profit small business concern must meet the following additional criteria to qualify as a WBE: The owner’s or, for businesses with multiple owners, each individual owner’s personal net worth is equal to or less than the permissible personal net worth amount determined by the U.S. Department of Transportation to be applicable to its DBE program.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0

191037
(Sub.)
RESOLUTION - Approving the appointments of Makini L. King, Ph.D., Nia Richardson, and Duvel “DJ” Pierre to the Board of Directors of the Central City Economic Development Sales Tax Board of the City of Kansas City, Missouri and appointing Duvel “DJ” Pierre as its chairperson.


SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR LEGAL REVIEW recommends "IMMEDIATE ADOPTION AS A COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE"
This Resolution passed as a substitute with some additional language. The difference between the substituted version and the original is Ms. Bryant switched with Ms. Richardson, also modified are the term expiration dates as well as the designation of Duvall Pierre as chair. The original Resolution called for the appontments of Makini L. King, Ph.D., McClain Bryant Macklin, and Duvel “DJ” Pierre to the Board of Directors of the Central City Economic Development.
Ayes: 4 - McManus, Hall, Bough, Barnes Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 1. There may be a general discussion regarding current Special Committee for Legal Review Committee issues
 
 2. Closed Session • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 1 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss legal matters, litigation, or privileged communications with attorneys; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 2 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss real estate; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsections 3 and 13 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss personnel matters; • Pursuant to Section 610.021 subsection 9 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri to discuss employee labor negotiations;
 
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