This Week at City Hall – June 27 – July 1
In case you missed it:
Last Thursday, City Council passed an ordinance which will make it easier for your favorite pop-up vendors to pop-up around town. A new permit will be created that allows for pop-up food vendors to more easily sell food. Prior, the City only administered food permits for food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants—pop-up restaurants fell into a grey category, which led to a lot of confusion and sometimes shut downs by the Health Department. This new permit will streamline the application process.
Governor Parson signed a bill yesterday that raises the minimum funding requirement for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. This will increase the minimum funding from 20% to 25% of the City’s operating budget. The bill needs to be approved by Missouri voters before going into effect and will appear on the ballot this November.
Upcoming this week:
Click links below for docket information. You can join some of these meetings via zoom (information provided on docket) or view on Channel 2, which can be found on the City’s YouTube page.
These ordinances have all been held in committee and may be heard.
#220201 – RESOLUTION – Directing the City Manager to devise a feasibility assessment and a funding, implementation and operating plan for a pallet shelter home project for the houseless to be installed at the Municipal Farm and report back to the Council in 14 days
Ordinance #220260 – Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-931,
2-936, 2-937, and 2-938, and replacing them with new sections of like number and subject matter; and enacting Sections 2-940, “Major Events,” and 2-941, “City Sponsored Events.”
This ordinance will allocate 30% total of the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund (NTDF) to be spent on City Sponsored Events and Major Events, with 20% being allocated toward City sponsored events and 10% toward Major events. The funds in the NTDF City Sponsored Event accounts shall be used for events for which the City is an organizing sponsor. Major Event accounts shall be used for major city events, including but not limited to, major sporting events, major parades, and major rallies. For the purpose of this section, major events shall have an anticipated attendance of at least 15,000 participants. The City Manager is authorized to enter into contracts for the expenditure of monies in both the City Sponsored Event and Major Event accounts.
Ordinance #220276 – Amending Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 50-107,
Tenting without consent of landowner, and Section 50-161, Loitering, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, which will limit to private property the prohibition on tenting without consent of landowner, and, for a loitering in traffic violation, require that a person willfully obstruct, impede, interfere with, hinder or delay the reasonable movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, and prevent a person from being guilty of loitering unless such person has been given a reasonable opportunity to comply with an order from law enforcement to move on or disperse, after receiving actual notice or where notice was directed to them and was reasonably likely to come to such person’s attention.
Ordinance #220454 – Amending Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 88-420-16, Alternative Compliance Parking Plans; 88-516, Plan Review; 88-530, Site Plan Review and Approval; and 88-570, Administrative Adjustments; and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of providing a mechanism for property owners to elect to receive notice of certain administrative decisions regarding property within 300 feet of an owner’s property.
City Council Business Session – Thursday, June 30 @ 2:00pm
City Council Legislative Session – Thursday, June 30 @ 3:00pm