This week at City Hall
It’s the 22nd day of eighth month of the year 2022.
Born on this date: Happy Birthday to CFN Team member Thomas Meyer!
Several critical issues will be addressed at City Hall and Police Headquarters this week.
KCNAC meets on Thursday!
Cohort 11 starts this week at CFN UMKC!!!
Climate Action: It’s the climate, beautiful. Think Globally – Plan and Act Locally.
Tell City Council you support climate action today!
Back to school… Give the kids a break and slow down!
If you want to testify on any item and cannot attend in person – please remember to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org We encourage you to copy your city council persons as well.
Housing Trust Fund Board – 2 pm to 4 pm; City Hall 15th Floor – or Zoom
Police Board – KCPD HQ – 9:30 AM
Did the Police Department spend the Community Policing and Prevention Fund as expected by the City Council during the quarter?
Doug Jones, City Auditor – will present at update on the Community Policing and Prevention Fund for the above question. Neighborhood leaders – please take a look at the Community Policing processes underway at City Hall and KCPD. We know many of you are concerned about the decline in the Community Policing functions over the past three years. While you may have a great working relationship with your CIO officers – we know that Police and Community relationships are an on-going process.
This may be an avenue for improvement – but not if you don’t participate:
On March 24, 2022, The City Council passed Ordinance 220216 creating the Community Policing and Prevention Fund. The ordinance also establishes the city’s expectations regarding the Police Department’s expenditure of $33.36 million in the following 12 categories during fiscal year 2023.
Category / Amount $
- Hiring at least 88 new officers with a focus on diversity recruitment – $4,000,000
- Violent Crimes Division victim and witness support services – $7,000,000
- Salary increases – $5,152,653
- Special Operations Division and Traffic – $2,588,875
- Dedicated patrol and community outreach staff – $4,278,763
- Police Crime Laboratory including DNA Detection Software – $2,000,000
- Establishing Community Action Network (CAN) Centers in East Patrol and Metro Patrol – $400,000 Dedicated School Resource Officers (SRO) for Public Schools in Kansas City – $320,000
- Full-time dedicated Crisis Intervention (CIT) officers – $550,228
- Enhanced publicly available data reporting in conjunction with Resolution 200575 – $200,000
- 9-1-1 Call Takers and Communications Unit operations – $6,570,400
- Enhanced cell phone analytical software and support – $300,000
Violence Interrupters – There will also be an update on this new approach being promoted by Harvard and Bloomberg. The whole model requires community engaged leaders and partnerships. Learn more here:
Remember – there is no community policing without community!
Parking Policy Review Board – 10 am – video
Health Commission – 12 PM – will discuss the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
Houseless Taskforce – Noon: Community Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan, Policy Related to Houselessness Extreme Weather Plan, Additional items and discussion of other topics may occur for more information, please contact Samantha Bradfield at 816-513-1364.
KC Public Library “Street Sheet” – https://kclibrary.org/community-services/street-sheet
KC Homeless Union: https://www.facebook.com/kchomelessunion/
Benefit concert on Friday August 26th – check your local listings.
Parks and Recreation – 1 PM
8:30 – Gather at City Hall for Climate Action. Resolution 220596.
Read the Plan here: https://playbook.kcmo.gov/cprp-mobilize
City Council – Transportation, Infrastructure, and Operations Committee
City Council – Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
220705: SALE OF PARK LAND: Approval to add land owned by the City (Parks Department) in the Tiffany Springs Parkway for a sale that most be approved by voters on November 8, 2022.
City Council – Neighborhood Planning + Development Committee
220717: Does Kansas City need another CID? In the Crossroads?
Freight House CID creation proposed. Establishing the Freight House Community Improvement District; generally located at W. 22nd Street and Main Street in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri; requiring the annual submission of certain records; and directing the City Clerk to report the creation of the District to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The revenues generated within the District will be used for the benefit of those within the District by providing ongoing services related to security, marketing, annual maintenance, and to provide funding for the financing, design, construction, demolition, removal, renovation, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of certain public improvements or portions thereof.
220719 – Plaza Plan – alteration of the “plaza Bowl Overlay” = Committee Sub.
ORDINANCE NO. 220719 Amending the Plaza Bowl Overlay, which was created by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 190100, which includes use and height regulations for the area generally located on the south and north sides of W. 47th Street (extending northerly to the north side of W. 46th Terrace), between Madison Avenue on the west and J.C. Nichols Parkway on the east, in order to establish standards for granting deviations.
Plaza Neighbors: Please review the staff report and attached files for more detail.
The original Plaza Plan is here: https://www.kcmo.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/1413/636958607023470000
Midtown Plaza Plan is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11DGGw-9036rxBHkP77Ao4U61GkNUTnuX/view
220730 – Is Main Street blighted? ABC/35 Block Urban Renewal Area proposed for 2.4 acres at Linwood and Main. This includes plans for historic rehab of existing landmark buildings on the west side of Main Street.
Compass KC Case: CD-CPC-2022-00094 – files are here for your review: https://compasskc.kcmo.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/plan/6a1b1f3b-2612-4f33-bc00-60a85b07f600
Old Hyde Park Neighborhood, Main Street, Parks and Boulevards
Wednesday evening – Solarize KC event 5 pm – learn more about how to get solar in your neighborhood! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/solarize-kansas-city-solar-social-tickets-404197905817?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1
KC Neighborhood Advisory Council – 6 PM
Please support KCNAC!
Staff member Gary Jones is doing his best to get this organized. Tiffany and Jennie are working hard as the chairs!!
Presentations: Doug Jones, City Auditor, will review the role of the City Auditor’s office and the scope of the planned audit of the Short-Term Rental ordinance.
Anne Jordan, Policy Director, Office of the Mayor, will provide an update on efforts to coordinate housing policy across multiple efforts and initiatives within the City
Historic Preservation Commission – Friday at 9 am