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File #: 210724    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/26/2021 Final action: 8/26/2021
Title: Suspending the requirement for an in-person meeting as set forth in Section 88-505-12 of the City Code until December 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 virus; requiring applicants to continue to comply with the notification requirements contained in Section 88-505-12 and to include a copy of the application and contact information of the applicant or a representative of the applicant who can answer questions related to the application with the notice; and requiring applicants to offer to provide a meeting by telephone or video conference in lieu of an in-person meeting during a specific time and date that satisfies the requirements of Section 88-505-12.
Sponsors: Andrea Bough
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. Authenticated Ordinance 210724
ORDINANCE NO. 210724

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Suspending the requirement for an in-person meeting as set forth in Section 88-505-12 of the City Code until December 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 virus; requiring applicants to continue to comply with the notification requirements contained in Section 88-505-12 and to include a copy of the application and contact information of the applicant or a representative of the applicant who can answer questions related to the application with the notice; and requiring applicants to offer to provide a meeting by telephone or video conference in lieu of an in-person meeting during a specific time and date that satisfies the requirements of Section 88-505-12.

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WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, a proclamation of a state of emergency (the "Proclamation") was issued to allow the City of Kansas City to take measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to COVID-19 and promote the health and safety of Kansas City residents; and

WHEREAS, the current proclamation, the Sixth Amended Proclamation Declaring a State of Emergency, remains in effect until August 31, 2021, running parallel with the state of emergency declared by the Governor of the State of Missouri; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another or present in shared spaces, and a gathering of individuals without necessary mitigation for the spread of infection will pose a risk of the spread of infectious disease; and

WHEREAS, Missouri is experiencing another wave of new COVID-19 cases, fueled by low rates of full vaccination, the spread of new strain of COVID-19 variant (the Delta variant), and COVID-19 hot spots now extending from southwest Missouri to Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, on August 10, 2021, the Kansas City Health Department confirmed 167,664 total cases of COVID-19 in Kansas City metro-wide and 2,391 deaths from COVID-19 in Kansas City metro-wide; and

WHEREAS, the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in K...

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