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Legislation #: 051261 Introduction Date: 10/13/2005
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS XBARNES, EDDY, HERMANN AND MCFADDEN-WEAVER
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting therein Division 7.5, entitled “Health Commission,” consisting of Sections 2-890 through 2-896, establishing a Health Commission to provide structure and oversight for the cyclical development, implementation and evaluation of a Community Health Plan for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and to advise the Mayor and City Council on public health matters and policies; and transferring member appointments from the current membership of the Health Commission to the newly-created Health Commission.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
10/13/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/13/2005 Referred to Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee
10/19/2005 Do Pass
10/20/2005 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
10/27/2005 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 051261

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by enacting therein Division 7.5, entitled Health Commission, consisting of Sections 2-890 through 2-896, establishing a Health Commission to provide structure and oversight for the cyclical development, implementation and evaluation of a Community Health Plan for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and to advise the Mayor and City Council on public health matters and policies; and transferring member appointments from the current membership of the Health Commission to the newly-created Health Commission.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled "Administration", is hereby amended by enacting therein new Sections 2-890 through 2-896, said sections to read as follows:

DIVISION 7.5. Health Commission.

 

Sec. 2-890. Establishment; purpose; mission.

There is hereby established a Health Commission to provide structure and oversight for the cyclical development, implementation and evaluation of a Community Health Plan for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and to advise the Mayor and City Council on public health matters and policies. The Health Commissions mission is to achieve a city-wide collaboration and partnership of organizations and individuals to work together to build a healthier community.

 

Sec. 2-891. Membership.

 

a) Membership total; mayoral appointments. The Health Commission shall consist of seventeen voting members appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Director of Health. And, the Director of Health serves as a non-voting Ex Officio member.

 

b) Terms of Appointment. To ensure both continuity of membership and regular introduction of new members, Commissioners will serve terms of three (3) years. Commissioners may be reappointed for a total not to exceed three (3) consecutive terms.

 

c) Commission Co-Chairs. The Health Commission Co-Chairs shall consist of one (1) Commissioner, one (1) Kansas City Council member serving on a City Council Committee that oversees health issues, and the Director of Health for Kansas City serving as a nonvoting Ex-Officio Co-Chair. The Mayor shall appoint the Health Commission Co-Chairs.

 

d) Commission Vice Chair. The Health Commission shall have one (1) Vice Chair, to be selected by a majority vote of the Commission.

 

e) Co-Chair and Vice-Chair Term of Office. The term of office of the Health Commissioner Co-Chair who is not a council member will be two (2) years. At the conclusion of his or her term of office, the co-chair may continue as a member of the Health Commission. The council member co-chair serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. The term of office of the selected Vice Chair shall be two (2) years. The Vice Chair may be selected for one additional two (2) year term.

 

Sec. 2-892. Commission Committees; bylaws.

The Commission shall establish committees and bylaws to fulfill its purpose.

Sec. 2-893. Removal of Commissioners.

The Health Commission Co-Chairs shall recommend to the Mayor and Director of Health the removal of a Health Commissioner for cause or failure to meet the attendance requirement.

 

Sec. 2-894. Annual Report to the Mayor and City Council.

 

The Health Commission shall provide an annual report of Health Commission activities to the Mayor and City Council. The annual report shall be provided no later than the end of February of the following calendar year.

 

Sec. 2-895. Public Statements.

The Health Commission has authority to make public statements on matters of concern to the health and quality of life for Kansas City residents. All public statements must be authorized by a majority vote of the full Health Commission.

 

Sec. 2-896. Staff Services.

 

The Director of Health shall provide clerical and administrative services to the Health Commission.

 

Sec. 2-8972-910 Reserved.

 

Section 2. That all appointments of the current Health Commission, established pursuant to Resolution No. 010601, shall be transferred to the Health Commission created pursuant to this ordinance.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

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Joseph A. Guarino

Assistant City Attorney