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Legislation #: 150670 Introduction Date: 8/13/2015
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JAMES, JR.
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-970.31, entitled “Establishment; membership; appointment of members,” and replacing it with a new section of like number and title for the purpose of allowing high school freshmen and sophomores to serve on the Kansas City Youth Commission.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/12/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/13/2015 Referred to Youth Development Committee
8/25/2015 Do Pass
8/25/2015 Councilmember Shields (Second by Barnes Jr.) Move to Reconsider
8/25/2015 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
8/27/2015 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 150670

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-970.31, entitled “Establishment; membership; appointment of members,” and replacing it with a new section of like number and title for the purpose of allowing high school freshmen and sophomores to serve on the Kansas City Youth Commission.

 

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 140086 created the Kansas City Youth Commission; and

 

WHEREAS, there is an interest in now allowing participation on the Kansas City Youth Commission from those representing all high school grade levels; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY: 

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-970.31, entitled “Establishment; membership; appointment of members,” and replacing it with a new section of like number and title for the purpose of allowing high school freshmen and sophomores to serve on the Kansas City Youth Commission, said section to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-970.31. Establishment; membership; appointment of members.

 

The Kansas City Youth Commission is hereby established and shall be composed of up to twenty (20) members appointed by the Mayor.

 

(a) Up to fifteen (15) of the members shall be residents from throughout the City who are high school students in school districts that are wholly or partially in the City or college undergraduate students at schools or colleges in the City.

 

(b) Up to five (5) of the members shall be representatives from agencies or organizations that serve youth in the City. Such members shall be non-voting members.

 

(c) The commission shall elect from its voting membership a chairperson and vice-chairperson at its second meeting. Thereafter, the commission shall elect from its membership a chairperson and vice-chairperson each year at its annual reorganization meeting. The chairperson shall preside over commission meetings. In the event of the absence of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson shall preside over that particular meeting.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

  _____________________________

Joseph A. Guarino

Assistant City Attorney