Kansas City, Mo., Code ch. 74, art. IV, § 74-70 et seq. (current through Oct. 20, 2017)
This law establishes a land bank and creates a land bank agency for the purpose of managing, selling, transferring and disposing of interests in real estate for various specified uses, which include, among other things, "urban agriculture, community gardens, or other similar uses consistent with healthy eating by residents, including restoring ground through alternative vegetative cover to build-back the soil for future use for food production.".
Limited scope. This law only pertains to the land bank agency that the law creates.
Food System Category: Grow
Jurisdiction Type: City
Jurisdiction Name: Kansas City
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. "low to moderate income area designated by the city as a target area for revitalization," "safe, decent and affordable housing for existing and future residents" (§ 74-71 (a)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Healthy eating by residents (§§ 74-71 (a); 74-80 (e)(6))).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Yes. Wildlife conservation areas (§ 74-71).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "opportunities for revitalization of deteriorating residential, retail and commercial neighborhoods," "future development" (§ 74-71).
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. """The land bank agency shall manage, sell, transfer and dispose of interests in real estate owned by such land bank agency in accordance with this chapter 74. The use of property conveyed by such land bank agency shall be for the purposes of creating:... space for use as urban agriculture, community gardens, or other similar uses consistent with healthy eating by residents, including restoring ground through alternative vegetative cover to build-back the soil for future use for food production."" § 74-71. (a) Purpose to be served. ".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Various administrative duties are set forth throughout the law. Among other things it provides that the land bank agency has powers to "adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business" and "shall determine and set forth in policies and procedures of the board [and] the general terms and conditions for consideration to be received by the land bank agency for the transfer of real property and interests in real property." §§ 74-75(1); 74-80 (b). Also included are parameters for determining a hierarchical priority ranking for the particular use of a parcel of real property conveyed by such land bank agency.§ 74-80 (e).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Yes. "There shall be an annual audit of the affairs, accounts, expenses, and financial transactions of a land bank agency by certified public accountants as of April 30 of each year." (§ 74-83).
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
Yes. Volunteers (This law requires the creation of a governing board of commissioners who shall serve without compensation).
Code context and ordinance history
"Kansas City, Missouri - Code of Ordinances Chapter 74 - KANSAS CITY REDEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE ARTICLE IV. - LAND BANK AGENCY ( Ord. No. 120779, § 1, 9-20-12 ) ".