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Legislation #: 061303 Introduction Date: 11/30/2006
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Division 16, Article V, Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-601 through 2-605, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter that changes the name of the Department of Convention and Entertainment Centers to the Department of Convention and Entertainment Facilities.

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DateMinutesDescription
11/28/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/30/2006 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
12/13/2006 Advance and Do Pass, Consent
12/14/2006 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 061303

 

Amending Division 16, Article V, Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-601 through 2-605, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter that changes the name of the Department of Convention and Entertainment Centers to the Department of Convention and Entertainment Facilities.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Division 16, Article V, Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-601 through 2-605, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

ARTICLE II. DEPARTMENTS

DIVISION 16. CONVENTION AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES

 

Sec. 2-601. Establishment.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of section 25 of the Charter, there is hereby established a department to be known as the department of convention and entertainment facilities. The officer in charge of such department shall be known as the director of convention and entertainment facilities, shall be appointed by the city manager, and shall have such duties, powers and authority as are prescribed in this division, or as may hereafter be prescribed by ordinance. Any reference in the resolutions, ordinances or rules and regulations of this city to the director of convention and entertainment centers shall be construed to mean the director of convention and entertainment facilities.

 

Sec. 2-602. Powers and duties of director.

 

(a) Generally. The director of convention and entertainment facilities is responsible for the management and operation of all public convention and entertainment facilities, including but not limited to the Convention Center (Conference Center, Bartle Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Barney Allis Plaza) and the American Royal Center (Crosby Kemper Memorial Arena and the American Royal Complex, including Hale Arena, Governor's Exposition Building, Sutherland Exhibit Hall, Harsh Exhibit Hall and Wagstaff Theatre), the Sprint Center, and such other enterprises and facilities as may be provided by ordinance. The director shall have the authority to appoint such assistants and other employees as may be necessary to perform the functions of the department.

 

(b) Rules and regulations for conduct of department and operation of facilities. The director has the power to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the Charter, for the conduct of the officers and employees of the department, and to prescribe and enforce such rules and regulations as he or she may deem proper for the efficient management and operation of the facilities under his control and the department, for the distribution and performance of business of such department, and for the custody and preservation of the books, records, papers and property under his or her supervision and control.

 

(c) Contracts and leases. The director has the power and authority to sign all contracts for the leasing of all or any part of the facilities under his authority, but shall not sign any contract for any exhibition, entertainment or use which may be contrary to the statutes of the state or the ordinances of the city. He or she must collect and promptly turn over to the city treasurer all moneys belonging to the city received by him on account of rentals for all or any part of the facilities.

 

The director may refuse use of the convention facilities when the director determines that the proposed event will have an adverse effect on the public health, safety, welfare or morals, or when the director reasonably anticipates that the proposed event will cause damage to the facility beyond normal wear and tear.

 

The director may impose charges for special facilities and extra services, including but not limited to additional sound equipment, expenses for broadcasting, special seating arrangements, rehearsal occupancies, event operations beyond regularly scheduled hours, erection of platforms and stands other than those usually furnished, and higher than normal consumption of utilities. Such charges are subject to the approval of the management advisory authority.

 

No person may use any convention and entertainment facility or any pat of any such facility without a written contract, license, lease or concession agreement with the city.

 

(d) Catering. The director may enter into facilities use licenses to provide food or beverage in the convention facilities (catering permits). The terms and conditions of such licenses are subject to the approval of the management advisory authority.

 

(e) Tickets and account control. The director is authorized to prescribe the forms of tickets, account, records and reports to be used by any licensee. The director or his or her designee is authorized to investigate or inspect the licensee's tickets, accounts, records and reports as he or she may determine necessary for verification of the amount of gross receipts.

 

The director and the licensee will mutually agree on the price schedule. If there are unauthorized deviations from the mutually agreed prices, the licensee will compute the city's proceeds on the basis of the mutually agreed prices. The licensee will secure all admission or other tickets from a bonded ticket printer approved by the director. The ticket printer will transmit all tickets directly to the director. The director may authorize substitution of a notarized ticket manifest in lieu of transmittal of the tickets to the director. The type and number of complimentary tickets issued by a licensee must be approved by the director. If the licensee issues complimentary tickets in excess of the number approved by the director, the licensee must account for the excess unpaid admissions as though the full admission charge had been paid.

 

(f) Promotional programs. The director has the power to conduct such promotional programs as may be necessary or desirable with respect to the facilities under his or her management and control.

 

(g) Additional duties. The director will perform such duties in connection with the operation of the facilities under his or her management and control as may be directed by the city manager or by ordinance.

 

Sec. 2-603. Management advisory authority established.

 

The mayor is authorized to appoint the management advisory authority with the following membership, with the following initial terms:

 

(1) The city manager, or his or her designee (one year);

 

(2) A member of the city council (one year);

 

(3) Two employees of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department (one year);

 

(4) A representative of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (two years);

 

(5) A representative of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission (two years);

 

(6) A property manager (three years);

 

(7) An event planner or user of the convention and entertainment facilities (three years);

 

(8) A hotelier or representative of the hospitality industry (three years).

 

At the end of the initial terms, all members will be appointed for three-year terms. The mayor will annually appoint the chairperson of the authority. The authority has the power to adopt rules governing its own procedures and fixing the time and place of its meetings. The members of the authority serve without compensation. The director will serve as an ex-officio member of the authority. All members must be residents of the city. The members who are department employees will be given time from their normal duties to attend the meetings of the authority.

 

Sec. 2-604. Functions of management advisory authority.

 

The management advisory authority will serve in an advisory capacity to the director with respect to the following:

 

(1) The establishment of general policies and guidelines to be employed by the director in the performance of his duties;

 

(2) Maintenance and capital improvements;

 

(3) Operations and services of the facilities;

 

(4) Development of the departmental budget;

 

(5) Staffing and department structure;

 

(6) Contract proposals and renewals involving major tenants or special circumstances;

 

(7) Issues outside established policies, rates and fee schedules;

 

(8) Booking policy and rental rates;

 

(9) Marketing of the facilities;

 

(10) Other issues brought to the authority at the discretion of the director or the authority's requests of the director.

 

The authority will act as an internal consultant to the director and will act to achieve the maximum total benefit of the city from the convention and entertainment facilities. In its advisory role, the authority will take into consideration existing contracts, particularly those with major tenants of the facilities, and will make recommendations which are consistent and do not conflict with the terms of such contracts.

 

Sec. 2-605. Facilities user fee.

 

For purposes of increasing the services and amenities offered users of the American Royal Center, including the Kemper Arena, the H. Roe Bartle Hall and Municipal Auditorium, effective September 1, 1996, a user fee, to pay the principal and interest on bonds and for maintenance, repair and future modification, will be assessed against every ticket for events conducted at the American Royal Center, including the Kemper Arena, the H. Roe Bartle Hall, and the Municipal Auditorium, according to the following schedule:

 

User Fee Schedule

 

Individual ticket price

User fee

Complimentary

$0.00

$0.01 and above

$1.00

 

Secs. 2-606--2-630. Reserved.

 

Section 2. That all other rights, duties and obligations of the Department, not affected by this name change, shall remain in full force and effect and from the effective date of this ordinance, any reference to the current name shall be to the new name.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Alisa Lynch

Assistant City Attorney