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File #: 210949    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Final Reading, Debate
File created: 10/19/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action:
Title: RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City's legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2022 session of the Missouri General Assembly.
Attachments: 1. FACT SHEET, 2. Resolution 210949 Robin Ganahl, 3. Missouri's Transatlantic Opportunity 11.8, 4. 210949 cs TO oRG ORD - COM, 5. Authenticated Resolution 210949 C.S
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. 210949

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RESOLUTION - Establishing the City of Kansas City's legislative major priorities and positions on matters for the 2022 session of the Missouri General Assembly.

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WHEREAS, the Missouri General Assembly will convene on January 5, 2022; and

WHEREAS, the City has engaged in a process to identify its major priorities and positions for the General Assembly; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. MAJOR PRIORITIES. That the City adopts the following major priorities on matters that may come before the 2022 session of the Missouri General Assembly:

1. Equitable Fund Distribution: All federal relief funds distributed by the state should be allocated proportionally to local units of government based on population and/or demonstrated need, as measured by health and economic impacts. Kansas City should be considered as its own geographic sub-division, distinct from others, in any funding formulas that make awards to cities and/or counties.

2. Violence Reduction: Increase funding to local municipalities and non-profits for evidence-based efforts that address the root causes of gun violence. These include programs to provide support to victims of gun violence, diversion and intervention programs, and targeted programs that help law enforcement agencies solve more homicides and shootings.

3. Affordable Housing and Preventing Homelessness: Increase state support for affordable housing and homeless prevention efforts, particularly for cities and counties with higher numbers of homeless and/or housing cost-burdened residents.

4. Infrastructure: Provide additional funding for municipalities to maintain, upgrade, and build roads, bridges, sewers, sidewalks, parks, public transit services, broadband deployment for virtual educational and telehealth purposes and other critical infrastructure needs.

5. Local Decision Making: Legislative action to return the Kans...

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