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Legislation #: 071394 Introduction Date: 12/13/2007
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new division entitled “Kansas City Museum Advisory Board” to formally establish an official advisory board for the Kansas City Museum.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/12/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/13/2007 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
1/9/2008 Hold On Agenda (1/16/2008)
1/16/2008 Hold On Agenda (1/30/2008)
1/30/2008 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
1/31/2008 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 071394

 

Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances, by enacting a new division entitled Kansas City Museum Advisory Board to formally establish an official advisory board for the Kansas City Museum.

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum (the Museum) is funded in part by a Kansas City property tax levy; and

 

WHEREAS, the City holds title to the Kansas City Museum building at 3218 Gladstone and has contracted with Union Station Kansas City, to operate the Museum; and

 

WHEREAS, the agreement recognizes the role of an advisory board for the benefit of the Museum; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Article VI, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, entitled Boards, Commissions and Committees, is hereby amended by enacting a new division to be entitled Kansas City Museum Advisory Board, to read as follows:

 

DIVISION 15: KANSAS CITY MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD

Sec. 2-970.6 Kansas City Museum Advisory Board

 

(a) Purpose. The purposes of the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board will include:

 

(1) To stabilize and renovate Kansas City Museum;

 

(2) To return it to a place of display and presentation of Kansas City and regional history;

 

(3) To establish an expanded place of display, presentation, preservation and care of artifacts and collections of the Kansas City Museum;

 

(4) To provide a consistent level of public support for the operation and care of The Kansas City Museum; and

 

(5) To provide ongoing information concerning the Kansas City Museum to the Mayor and City Council.

(b) Establishment, Membership, Appointment of Members. The Kansas City Museum Advisory Board is hereby established and shall be composed of 15 members appointed by the Mayor:

 

(1) Two of the members shall be members of the City Council representing the First Councilmanic District.

 

(2) The other members of the commission shall be representatives of organizations with stakeholder interests in the Kansas City Museum, such as the R. A. Long Foundation, Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee, Jackson County Legislature, Kansas City Park Board, Liberty Memorial Museum, Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association, Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association, and other civic leaders.

 

(3) The Mayor may also appoint ex-officio members to the board.

(4) The chair and vice chair shall be appointed by the mayor.

 

All members will be appointed for four-year terms and shall serve without compensation. The board will meet no less than quarterly. The board has the power to adopt rules governing its own procedures and fixing the time and place of its meetings. The General Services Department and other city departments as provided in the management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc., will provide staff support to the board.

 

(c) Reporting. The board will report back to the Finance and Audit Committee within 120 days of the passage of this ordinance. Thereafter, beginning January 15, 2009, the board will make an annual report to the Council on its activities and the state of the Kansas City Museum.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Heather A. Brown

Assistant City Attorney