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Legislation #: 190410 Introduction Date: 5/16/2019
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 6/7/2019
Sponsor: None
Title: Calling an election on November 5, 2019 for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question presented by a committee of petitioners through an initiative petition to change the name of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo Boulevard; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than August 27, 2019; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date because it calls for an election.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/16/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/16/2019 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
5/22/2019 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
5/23/2019 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
6/6/2019 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 190410

 

Calling an election on November 5, 2019 for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question presented by a committee of petitioners through an initiative petition to change the name of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo Boulevard; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election no later than August 27, 2019; and recognizing this ordinance with an accelerated effective date because it calls for an election.

 

WHEREAS, a committee of petitioners submitted an initiative petition seeking to

change the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. back to The Paseo Boulevard; and

 

WHEREAS, the committee of petitioners desires to honor Dr. King’s legacy in a manner that would unite our community and preserve the Paseo Boulevard as one of our historic assets and landmarks; and

 

WHEREAS, sufficient signatures were collected to engage the City Charter initiative process; and

 

WHEREAS, to qualify for the November 5, 2019, ballot, notice must be provided to the election authorities on or before August 27, 2019; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. ELECTION CALLED. That an election is called on November 5, 2019, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City the question of changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd back to The Paseo Boulevard.

 

Section 2. BALLOT TITLE. The ballot title shall be:

 

SPECIAL ELECTION, November 5, 2019

QUESTION NO. ____,
(Initiative Petition)

(Changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd back to The Paseo Boulevard)

 

Shall the City of Kansas City change the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., which is approximately 9.98 miles in length from the center line of Lexington Avenue south and east to a point south of the center line of East 85th Street, back to The Paseo Boulevard?

YES

NO

 

Section 3. NOTICE TO ELECTION AUTHORITIES BY CITY CLERK. That following passage of this ordinance the City Clerk shall deliver certified copies of this ordinance and notice of election to the Clerk of Cass County, Board of Election Commissioners of Clay County, Board of Election Commissioners of Kansas City, and Board of Election Commissioners of Platte County, on or before August 27, 2019, which shall be the authority of each election authority of the City to submit the questions to the electors of Kansas City and to give public notice as provided by law.

 

Section 4. NOTICE OF ELECTION. The notice of election shall read as follows:

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kansas City has called a special election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., at which election all qualified voters residing within Kansas City, Missouri will be given the opportunity to vote.

 

The official ballot will be in substantially the following form:

 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

CITY OF KANSAS CITY

 

SPECIAL ELECTION, November 5, 2019

QUESTION NO. ____,
(Initiative Petition)

(Changing the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd back to The Paseo Boulevard)

 

Shall the City of Kansas City change the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., which is approximately 9.98 miles in length from the center line of Lexington Avenue south and east to a point south of the center line of East 85th Street, back to The Paseo Boulevard?

YES

NO

 

(Instructions to voters will be supplied by the election authorities.)

 

A full and complete copy of this ordinance (as it may be amended) submitting the above question to the electorate is on file in the office of the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri where the same is open for inspection and copying.

 

The polling places for the election will be (INSERT LIST OF POLLING PLACES IN LAST PUBLICATION ONLY)

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is the legal notice to be published pursuant to Section 115.127, RSMo, as amended.

 

Given under my hand and the official seal of the Kansas City, Missouri, this _____ day of ___________, 2019.

 

(SEAL) ____________________________________

MARILYN SANDERS

City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri

 

Before me, a notary public, personally appeared Marilyn Sanders, to me known to be the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who acknowledged to me that she executed the same for the purposes therein stated.

 

________________________________

Notary Public

 

My Commission Expires: ____________________________________

 

Section 5. ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE. That a new ordinance is enacted, contingent upon approval of the voters at an election to be held on November 5, 2019, to read as follows:

 

Section A. That the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, approximately 9.98 miles in length from the center line of Lexington Avenue south and east to a point south of the center line of East 85th Street, is changed back to The Paseo Boulevard.

 

Section B. Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 180828, as Further Amended, changing the name of The Paseo Boulevard to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, is hereby repealed.

 

Section C. That the requirements of Section 88-605-03, Street Naming Committee, or the City’s Zoning and Land Development Code, are hereby waived.

 

Section D. That existing traffic ordinances on this street will remain in effect and will not be affected by the street name designation.

 

Section 6. ACCELERATED EFFECTIVE DATE RECOGNIZED. This ordinance, providing for the submission of question to the people of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby recognized to have an accelerated effective date within the meaning of Section 503(a)(3)(A) of the Charter, and as such shall take effect in accordance with Section 503.

 

__________________________________________

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

______________________________

Lana K. Torczon

Assistant City Attorney