UG committees to discuss several topics tonight

Tonight’s UG committee agenda includes inmate housing agreement, firefighter health and safety issues, bus route changes, other topics

Tonight’s Unified Government committee meetings, which start at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the fifth-floor meeting room in City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., will include an inmate housing agreement, firefighter health and safety issues, bus route changes and other topics.

The Public Works and Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. and agenda items include a Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department request to apply for $370,420 to fund the Victim Services Unit through a federal grant. This program has a $92,600 required match that is proposed to come from existing Police Department funds.

An agreement with Lyon County to house inmates to relieve pressure on the jail population also is proposed.

A report is scheduled on the UG’s building energy usage.

The public works street sweeping pilot program also is on the agenda.

Also scheduled at the 5 p.m. meeting is an appearance by Robert Wing on health and safety issues in the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department.

The UG Administration and Human Services Committee meeting will follow in the fifth-floor meeting room.

On the agenda is a request to eliminate Route 115 Kansas Avenue fixed transit bus route because of underperformance, and to put resources into the new microtransit concept to serve the same area.

Also on the agenda is a proposal to amend the substance abuse and drug and alcohol testing policy to comply with federal law for employees in safety sensitive positions within the transit department.

Also planned is an update on the Municipal Court myWyco program.

The agenda also includes an appearance by Tscher Manck, a candidate for Wyandotte County register of deeds, on children’s safety and gun violence among teens in Wyandotte County.

Pavel Suheena, a resident, is scheduled to make an appearance speaking about his values, such as no fines on traffic violations, voluntary building code compliance, voluntary business licensing, legal recreational drug use and voluntary gun licensing, among other topics.

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