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File #: 210990    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/28/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 11/4/2021 Final action: 11/4/2021
Title: Appropriating $650,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for the Director of Housing and Community Development to use to contract with external agencies for extreme winter weather services for the houseless population; designating requisitioning authority; requiring 30 day status reports to the City Council; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
Sponsors: Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet for Ordinance 210990, 2. Approp Admin - 210990, 3. Fiscal Note - 210990, 4. RecoverKC Document_Appendix C, 5. 210990 Comp Version, 6. Authenticated Ordinance 210990 C.S_

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 210990

 

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Appropriating $650,000.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund for the  Director of Housing and Community Development to use to contract with external agencies for extreme winter weather services for the houseless population; designating requisitioning authority; requiring 30 day status reports to the City Council; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

 

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WHEREAS, the City received Federal stimulus under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) which can be allocated to providing services for houseless populations; and

 

WHEREAS, the City allocated funds for houseless population services from tranche 1 of ARP which amount has been completely programmed; and

 

WHEREAS, the City used about $65 million of its allocation of ARP funds to replace lost revenue by covering certain public safety expenditures resulting in an addition to General Fund balance; and

 

WHEREAS, the City is in the process of deciding how to deploy federal resources for the houseless population; and

 

WHEREAS, flexibility is needed to ensure the City can augment houseless services to ensure full wraparound services, supplies, street outreach, sheltering and additional assistive services are deployed; and

 

WHEREAS, utilizing the services of external agencies will lead to faster and better use of these dollars; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the sum of $650,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Balance of the General Fund to the following account for the  Director of Housing and Community Development to use to contract with external agencies for extreme winter weather services for the houseless population:

 

22-1000-552037-B                                          Houseless Services                                                               $650,000.00

 

Section 2.  That the Director of Housing is designated as requisitioning authority for Account No. 22-1000-552037

 

Section 3. That this ordinance, appropriating money, is recognized as an ordinance with an accelerated effective date as provided by Section 503(a)(3)(C) of the City Charter and shall take effect in accordance with Section 503 of the City Charter.

 

Section 4.  That the City Manager is hereby required to submit reports to the City Council every 30 days regarding expenditures made pursuant to this ordinance.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

                     

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Tammy L. Queen                                                               

                                                                                                                              Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney