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Legislation #: 100224 Introduction Date: 3/11/2010
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/23/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Directing the City Manager to implement his budget recommendation for a Capital Projects Office under the direction of an Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure and establishing a department to be known as the Capital Projects Department effective May 1, 2011.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/12/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/11/2010 Referred to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
4/1/2010 Hold On Agenda (4/8/2010)
4/8/2010 Hold On Agenda (4/15/2010)
4/22/2010 Hold On Agenda (4/29/2010)
4/15/2010 Hold On Agenda (4/21/2010)
4/29/2010 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
4/29/2010 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
5/6/2010 Councilmember Riley Move To Hold On Docket
5/6/2010 Failed
5/6/2010 Passed as Substituted
5/6/2010 Failed
5/13/2010 Councilmember Johnson Move to Amend
5/13/2010 Failed
5/13/2010 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 100224

 

Directing the City Manager to implement his budget recommendation for a Capital Projects Office under the direction of an Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure and establishing a department to be known as the Capital Projects Department effective May 1, 2011.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council believe it is in the best interest of the City of Kansas City, Missouri to implement the Capital Projects Office as soon as possible; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council believe it is important to build capital projects as quickly as possible; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to have one point of contact for infrastructure allowing oversight over several operating departments handling capital projects within the City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. The Mayor and City Council direct the City Manager to take the necessary steps to implement a Capital Projects Office in the City Manager’s Office under the direction of an Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure.

Section 2. The Capital Projects Office shall have such duties, powers and authorities as are prescribed in this ordinance, or as may hereafter be prescribed by the City Manager.

Section 3.  Generally, when not otherwise assigned specifically to another department by the City Charter, ordinance, or administrative regulation issued by the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure supervising the Capital Projects Office shall be responsible for all of the following:

 

(a)    management and design of the construction, expansion, and replacement of all city buildings, roadways, and bridges;

(b)   management of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP);

(c)    demolition work in preparation for the design and construction of city buildings, roadways, and bridges;

(d)   acquisition of easements and right-of-way necessary for all projects managed by the Capital Projects Office including coordination with any utilities and railroads;

(e)    coordination with the Mid-America Regional Council and other agencies regarding planning for regional infrastructure;

(f)    development, implementation and delivery of performance measurements and reports to owning departments, the City Manager, the Council, and the Mayor;

(g)   coordination of all projects to minimize negative environmental impact, encourage conservation of resources and promote the use of renewable resources; and

(h)   projects requested by a department not otherwise subject to the mandatory control of the City Manager under the City Charter.

 

Section 4. With the approval of the City Manager, the Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure may permit any or all departments to be responsible for the performance of any or all of the functions specified in Section 3(a)--(h) when it is in the best interest of the city. In such a case the designated department will have to utilize and conform to the same project management and reporting methods and standards used by the Capital Projects Office.

 

Section 5. Effective May 1, 2011, pursuant to the provisions of Section 415 of the Charter, there is hereby established a department to be known as the Capital Projects Department responsible for all the functions prescribed in this ordinance or as may be prescribed by ordinance by the Council.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Galen P. Beaufort

City Attorney