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Legislation #: 150515 Introduction Date: 6/25/2015
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Renaming the City Development Department the City Planning and Development Department by amending Sections 2-391, 2-392, 2-393, 2-394, 2-395 and 2-396 in the Kansas City Code.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/24/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/25/2015 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
7/1/2015 Do Pass
7/2/2015 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
7/9/2015 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 150515

 

Renaming the City Development Department the City Planning and Development Department by amending Sections 2-391, 2-392, 2-393, 2-394, 2-395 and 2-396 in the Kansas City Code.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Sections 2-391 through 2-396, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, are hereby repealed, and new sections of like number and subject matter are hereby enacted, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-391. Establishment.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of article IV, Section 401 of the city Charter, there is hereby established a department to be known as the city planning and development department.

 

Sec. 2-392. Appointment and designation of director.

 

The officer in charge of the city planning and development department shall be appointed by and be responsible to the city manager, and shall be known as the director of city planning and development.

 

Sec. 2-393. Qualifications of director.

 

The director of city planning and development shall be a person of recognized ability and have the qualifications required for such a position, and shall possess executive and administrative ability.

 

Sec. 2-394. Officials succeeded by director; duties of director.

 

(a)    The director of city planning and development hereby succeeds to the duties and responsibilities of the director of the city planning department, the codes administration department and the city development department heretofore existing, and shall be responsible for the management and operation of the department in the administration of city planning and development. The director shall act as technical adviser to the city plan commission and the board of zoning adjustment. The director shall have such other duties as may from time to time be imposed by ordinance or assigned by the city manager.

 

(b)   The director of city planning and development or the director’s designee hereby succeeds to the duties and responsibilities of the director of public works, the director of city development, and the codes administrator heretofore existing concerning enforcement and administration of the building and zoning and development codes and ordinances, and any other duties and responsibilities given in this Code or in any regulation or contract to the director of codes administration or the director of city development. The director of city planning and development or the director’s designee is declared to also be the successor to the superintendent of buildings, the gas inspector, the city electrician, the supervisor of plumbing, the boiler inspector and the elevator inspector, and hereby succeeds to the duties of such offices and officials as such offices have heretofore existed and as such duties are now authorized under existing ordinances.

 

Sec. 2-395. Personnel.

 

The director of city planning and development shall hire and appoint such employees as may be required to carry out the purpose of this department as authorized by ordinance.

 

Sec. 2-396. Assistance to plan commission and board of zoning adjustment.

 

The city planning and development department shall furnish the city plan commission and the board of zoning adjustment such assistance as required for the performance of their duties.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney