Welcome back to “This Week at City Hall” where we give you weekly updates on what decisions are being made in City Hall that may potentially affect your community or neighborhood ! Everyday, various committees are making huge decisions that in turn affect our communities. If you have a tip about an upcoming agenda item – please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “This Week at City Hall” in the subject.
Kansas City News:
Short term rental Update:
I am so pleased to share with you all that Kansas City is putting more regulations on short-term rentals. Here are some of the new regulations that are being placed on STRs that protect the sacred environment of our neighborhoods.
- Non Residential STRs are no longer allowed in residential zoned areas
- Annual Registration are now required for approved STRs
- 1-year Deregistration for any non-resident STR in violation of City Code
- 3-year Deregistration for (a) 3+ convictions under this Code, state, or federal law; and (b) finding that STR presents a present and pervasive threat to or disregard for public health and safet
Now let’s take a closer look at what’s happening this week in City Hall….
Board of Zoning Adjustment:
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This week, the BZA in Kansas City will convene to consider a range of requests related to land use, zoning, and building codes, such as variances, special exceptions, and conditional use permits. It is the responsibility of the BZA to hear these requests and make decisions accordingly. Here are some of the zoning adjustments that they will be going over this week.
- Ahnna Nanoski CD-BZA-2023-00035 – 5709 Troost Ave – A request to appeal zoning violations related to a tavern/bar and its parking on about .2 acres generally located at 5713 Troost Ave
- Clements (presentation = Stephanie Saldari) CD-BZA-2023-00011 – 5114 NE Barnes – A request to approve a variance to the standards of the zoning and development code in district R-5 plus any other necessary variances on about 0.255 acres of land generally located at 5114 NE Barnes Ave.
- Ahnna Nanoski CD-BZA-2023-00031 – 720 W 44th Ter – A request to approve several variances to encroachment standards in an R-6 (Residential) zoning district for 24 properties on about 1.9 acres total generally located between W 44th St to the north, Jefferson St to the east, W 45th St to the south, and Summit St to the west.
Kansas City Homesteading Authority:
Meeting ID: 871 2917 5587
The Kansas City Homesteading Authority is a public agency that reviews abandoned houses in neighborhoods and they are in charge of facilitating ownership to buyers who agree to rehabilitate these homes. This program is intended to help reduce blight and vacancy in Kansas City’s neighborhoods, promote economic development, and provide affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income households. Please be sure to attend if you have any questions pertaining to work that KCHA does and how it may affect your Neighborhood.
Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners:
This week the board of Parks and Recreation will be going over approval of the following agenda.
Resolution #32228 – Considering Board approval of a Cooperative Agreement with Total Man CDC for the use of facilities at Brush Creek Community Center for a Celebration of Men and Fathers event on June 10, 2023.
Resolution #32236 – Considering Board approval of an Cooperative Agreement with Youthworks for the use of Gregg/Klice and Tony Aguirre Community Centers.
Resolution #32237 – Considering Board approval of a Cooperative Agreement with Upper Room KC, Inc. to offer Summer Academic programming at Garrison, Gregg-Klice and Marlborough Community Centers.
Charter Review Commission Meeting
This weeks agenda:
- Discussion of timeline for Charter Review Commission’s work
- Discussion of prior meeting regarding changes to initiative, referendum, and recall petitions
- Identification of Additional Questions and Topics for Commission Discussion and Follow-up
Cohort graduates Linda Brown (5th District/Blue Hills) and Karen Slaughter (3rd District /Key Coalition) are serving on the Commission. Wilson Vance of the KC Tenants also serves on the Commission.
The Finance, Governance, and Public Safety Committee
The FGPS committee will be going over the approval of grants this week, as well as announcing the resolved approvals from previous weeks.
Sponsor: Councilmember Heather Hall RESOLUTION – Directing the City Manager to develop a Supported Employment Hiring Initiative for the purposes of employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to report back to Council within 60 days, and to fully develop the Hiring Initiative and advertise open positions created by the Hiring Initiative by August 1, 2023.
Sponsor: Director of the Health Department Accepting and approving a one-year grant award amendment in the amount of $3,764,951.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide funding for Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services in Kansas City, Missouri; designating requisitioning authority; and authorizing the Director of Health to execute contract amendments for Ryan White Part A and Minority
Neighborhood Planning, and Development Committee:
Currently, there is a significant emphasis on affordable housing at City Hall.The NPD committee is authorizing the Director of the Housing and Community Development Department to negotiate and execute a Central City Economic Development Funding Agreement with New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in the amount of $836,049.00 for the purpose of constructing affordable housing development located at 2701 E 43rd Street; and appropriating money for this purpose.
Public meetings can be observed online on channel 2: https://www.youtube.com/live/5Uo–MM5TtA?feature=share
Additional details on city agendas can be found at the City Clerk’s website: https://clerk.kcmo.gov/Calendar.aspx
About the Writer:
Hello everyone ! My name is Maryam Oyebamiji and I am a student intern for The Center for Neighborhoods. I am currently in my 3rd year at UMKC studying Urban Planning and Design with an English minor. I have deep passion and interest for urban policy and housing authority. That’s why being able to write “This week at City Hall” is extremely important to me. I believe that everyone should have access and be informed on what is going on in City Hall because the decisions they make ultimately affects all of us.