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City News Releases - 2010
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Health Department to have special HIV testing clinic Feb. 5 Thursday, February 4, 2010
Over the last five years, more than 1,000 people in the Kansas City metro area have been newly diagnosed with HIV. Though blacks make up less than 13 percent of the 11-county area covered by the Ryan White grants, 46 percent of new HIV cases diagnosed in 2007 through 2009 were in black men and women. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimates that one in five people currently infected with HIV do not know their HIV status.

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City crews preparing to respond to winter storm Thursday, February 4, 2010
City of Kansas City, Mo., crews assigned to arterial, primary and residential streets are preparing to respond to the winter weather that is expected to move into the Kansas City area today.

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Violence prevention expert shares strategy with City officials Thursday, February 4, 2010
Violence in U.S. cities is not a problem that can’t be solved, according to Dr. Gary Slutkin, a nationally recognized expert on violence prevention. Dr. Slutkin, executive director of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health and founder and director of CeaseFire, participated in a news conference today with officials from the City of Kansas City, Mo.; and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

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City Council to grant TIF Commissioners full voting rights Thursday, January 28, 2010
The City Council of Kansas City, Mo., unanimously voted today to codify its intention expressed last week to grant full voting rights to all members of the City’s Tax Increment Financing Commission. The ordinance to enact this change will now allow non-City appointees on the TIF Commission the right to vote on issues pertaining to the administration and operation of the commission itself. Non-City members of the TIF Commission, who are appointed by the county, school and library districts, have always had voting rights on the designation of redevelopment districts and projects within their respective jurisdictions. However, until now, they had no authority or responsibility for the administration of the commission.

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Bike/Pedestrian coordinator receives Innovation Award Thursday, January 28, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Deb Ridgway, has been recognized by Safe Kids Metro KC with the 2009 Innovation Award for her work founding and leading the Share the Road Safety Task Force. The task force brings together community safety advocates from across the region representing health, law enforcement, elected officials and municipal staff to address the high incidence of fatalities and crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Annual registration of Kansas City rental properties due Jan. 31 Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is issuing another reminder that owners of rental dwellings located in the city must renew or establish registration of their rental properties with the City's Neighborhood and Community Services Department for 2010 before Feb 1. Annual registration of rental properties is part of the Rental Registration and Inspection Program that was established by the City Council with passage of ordinance No. 071046 in October 2007.

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McGaskey selected for Hospitality Leadership Award Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Oscar McGaskey Jr., executive director of the City of Kansas City, Mo., Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, has been selected to receive the 2010 Hospitality Leadership Award presented by the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City.

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DOE prefers Texas site for hazardous waste mercury storage facility Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., has been informed that the U.S. Department of Energy has identified a facility near Andrews, Texas as the preferred site for locating a storage facility for elemental mercury. The Kansas City Plant at Bannister Road had been one of seven locations considered by the Department of Energy.

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Langenkamp to fill assistant city manager position Wednesday, January 27, 2010
City of Kansas City, Mo., acting City Manager Troy Schulte has announced the appointment of Robert Langenkamp to the position of assistant city manager of economic development effective immediately. The assistant city manager position is a currently budgeted vacant position.

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Acting city manager submits budget to mayor Friday, January 15, 2010
With goals of structurally balancing the budget while protecting core basic services; repairing aging infrastructure; maintaining public safety; and addressing City Council priorities of maximizing revenue, increasing economic development and neighborhood preservation, acting City Manager Troy Schulte today submitted the proposed 2010-11 fiscal year budget to Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

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Yates resigns as chief financial officer Friday, January 15, 2010
Landes appointed director of Finance Department. Acting City Manager Troy Schulte has announced the resignation of Jeffrey A. Yates, chief financial officer and director of the Finance Department for the City of Kansas City, Mo. Yates’ resignation is effective Jan. 15.

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City Council to hold public budget hearings Thursday, January 14, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., will hold a series of public budget hearings in each of the six City Council districts.

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Health Department announces Food Excellence Award recipients Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department has announced the recipients of its sixth annual Grade A Food Excellence Award for 2009. This year, 95 food service establishments qualified for the award, including full-scale restaurants, fast-food establishments, school cafeterias, bakeries, convenience stores, grocery stores and others.

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Annual registration of Kansas City rental properties due Wednesday, January 13, 2010
All owners of rental dwellings located in Kansas City, Mo., must renew or establish registration of their rental properties with the City's Neighborhood and Community Services Department for 2010 before Feb 1. Annual registration of rental properties is part of the Rental Registration and Inspection Program that was established by the City Council with passage of ordinance No. 071046 in October 2007.

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Trash pick-up delayed, City offices closed Jan. 18 Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, curbside trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day and City of Kansas City, Mo., offices will be closed.

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City crews responding to slick spots Friday, January 8, 2010
The Public Works Department crews continue to respond to requests for service at reported slick spots on City streets. Sand is being applied to hills and slick spots as temperatures are below the level at which salt and chemicals are effective. Crews will continue working throughout the weekend.

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City urges cold weather safety Thursday, January 7, 2010
Due to the ongoing cold weather, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department reminds the public to protect themselves and others from the extreme cold.

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Emergency cold weather warning issued to pet owners Thursday, January 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo.; Spay & Neuter Kansas City and Wayside Waifs have issued an extreme cold weather warning to all pet owners.

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City suspends trash and recycling for Jan. 8 due to cold Thursday, January 7, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department’s Solid Waste Division announced Thursday, Jan. 7 that trash and recycling collections will be suspended on Friday, Jan. 8. The suspension is due to concerns that prolonged exposure to sub-zero temperatures could create health and safety risks for trash and recycling collection workers.

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City crews applying sand and preparing for next storm Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Public Works Department is applying sand to hills and slick spots to provide greater traction in residential areas that have snow-packed and icy streets from the series of recent winter storms.

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