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Legislation #: 120179 Introduction Date: 2/23/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 3/18/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JAMES, JR.
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Division 15, Code of Ordinances, entitled Kansas City Museum Advisory Board, by repealing Section 2-970.6, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like name and subject matter that changes the City Council representation on the board from the first district to the district in which the museum is located. 

Legislation History
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2/22/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/23/2012 Referred to Finance, Governance & Ethics Committee
2/29/2012 Do Pass
3/1/2012 Add to Consent Docket
3/8/2012 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 120179

 

Amending Chapter 2, Article VI, Division 15, Code of Ordinances, entitled Kansas City Museum Advisory Board, by repealing Section 2-970.6, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like name and subject matter that changes the City Council representation on the board from the first district to the district in which the museum is located. 

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City Museum is funded in part by a Kansas City property tax levy; and

 

  WHEREAS, the City holds title to the Kansas City Museum building at 3218 Gladstone and has contracted with Union Station Kansas City, to operate the Museum; and

 

  WHEREAS, the agreement recognizes the role of an advisory board for the benefit of the Museum; and

 

WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 071394 established the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board and membership that included the appointment of two City Council members from the first district; and

 

WHEREAS, recent redistricting has changed the location of the Kansas City Museum from the first councilmanic district to the fourth councilmanic district; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been the intent of the City Council that the City Council representation on the board come from those Councilpersons who represent the same district as that in which the Museum is located; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY: 

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Article VI, Division 15, Code of Ordinances, entitled Kansas City Museum Advisory Board, is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-970.6, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like name and subject matter, said section to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-970.6. Kansas City Museum advisory board.

 

(a) Purpose. The purposes of the Kansas City Museum Advisory Board will include:

 

(1) To stabilize and renovate Kansas City Museum;

 

(2) To return it to a place of display and presentation of Kansas City and regional history;

 

(3) To establish an expanded place of display, presentation, preservation and care of artifacts and collections of the Kansas City Museum;

 

(4) To provide a consistent level of public support for the operation and care of The Kansas City Museum; and

 

(5) To provide ongoing information concerning the Kansas City Museum to the Mayor and City Council.

 

(b) Establishment, membership, appointment of members. The Kansas City Museum advisory board is hereby established and shall be composed of 15 members appointed by the mayor:

 

(1) Two of the members shall be members of the city council representing the councilmanic district in which the museum is located.

 

(2) The other members of the commission shall be representatives of organizations with stakeholder interests in the Kansas City Museum, such as the R. A. Long Foundation, Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee, Jackson County Legislature, Kansas City Park Board, Liberty Memorial Museum, Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association, Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association, and other civic leaders and associations that the mayor believes will further the purposes of the KC Museum Advisory Board.

 

(3) The mayor may also appoint ex-officio members to the board.

 

(4) The chair and vice chair shall be appointed by the mayor. All members will be appointed for four-year terms and shall serve without compensation. The board will meet no less than quarterly. The board has the power to adopt rules governing its own procedures and fixing the time and place of its meetings. The general services department and other city departments as provided in the management agreement with Union Station Kansas City, Inc., will provide staff support to the board.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney