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Legislation #: 080856 Introduction Date: 8/21/2008
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 9/21/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Repealing section 2-52, code of ordinances, entitled “Fiscal year and budget process” and enacting a new section 2-52 entitled “Budget process” to retain the current fiscal year and budget process rather than change at this time to a calendar year fiscal year; and directing the City Manager to provide the Council with options for the appropriate funding of capital projects to eliminate time between project selection and construction.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/22/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/21/2008 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
9/3/2008 Do Pass
9/4/2008 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
9/11/2008 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 080856

 

Repealing section 2-52, code of ordinances, entitled Fiscal year and budget process and enacting a new section 2-52 entitled Budget process to retain the current fiscal year and budget process rather than change at this time to a calendar year fiscal year; and directing the City Manager to provide the Council with options for the appropriate funding of capital projects to eliminate time between project selection and construction.

 

WHEREAS, section 801 of the City Charter establishes the Citys fiscal year as May 1 through April 30 unless the City Council changes the designation of the fiscal year; and

 

WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 071195, passed November 20, 2007, established a transitional fiscal year of May 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, and thereafter fiscal years commencing January 1 and ending December 31; and

 

WHEREAS, since passage of that ordinance economic conditions have impacted the previous expectations of a reasonable and prudent transition; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Charter provides important dates for processing the budget that need not be modified if the fiscal year remains as commencing May 1; and

 

WHEREAS, one benefit of a calendar year fiscal year was the availability of funds for capital projects in the same fiscal year a project could start which in turn was expected to lessen the time between project selection and the commencement of construction; and

 

WHEREAS, it is still the Councils desire to find financially prudent methods short of changing the fiscal year to realize the time savings, and consequently financial savings, of reducing the time between project selection and the commencement of construction; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That section 2-52, code of ordinances is repealed, and a new section 2-52, code of ordinances is enacted to read as follows:

 

Section 2.52. Budget Process.

The Council will meet on or before November 15 of each year and on or before December 15 of each year, to consider funding priorities for the next year's budget.


Section 2. That the City Manager is directed to report to the Mayor and City Council within 45 days of the effective date of this ordinance multiple options for achieving the goal of reducing the time between capital project selection and commencement of construction while retaining the current May 1 April 30 fiscal year.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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William Geary

Assistant City Attorney