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Legislation #: 010481 Introduction Date: 3/29/2001
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 5/6/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BROOKS
Title: Reducing two accounts in the General Fund by $477,262.00 relating to the City Council Office budget; appropriating $508,500.00 to twelve accounts, one for each Councilmember; authorizing the Director of Finance to make these budget adjustments in the 2001-02 City Budget; authorizing personal services contracts for nine staff positions in the office of the City Council for Fiscal Year 2001-2002; authorizing amendments to these contracts to reflect the cost of living increase in November 2001; authorizing expenditure of funds for FICA and health insurance for these contracts; establishing a compensation policy for Council assistants; and recognizing an emergency.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/26/2001

Waive Charter Requirements City Council

3/29/2001

Prepare to Introduce

3/29/2001

Referred Finance and Audit Committee

4/4/2001

Hold On Agenda

4/11/2001

Hold On Agenda

4/18/2001

Hold On Agenda

4/25/2001

Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

4/26/2001

Passed as Substituted

4/26/2001

Reconsidered

4/26/2001

Amended

4/26/2001

Passed as Substituted and Amended


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 010481

 

Reducing two accounts in the General Fund by $477,262.00 relating to the City Council Office budget; appropriating $508,500.00 to twelve accounts, one for each Councilmember; authorizing the Director of Finance to make these budget adjustments in the 2001-02 City Budget; authorizing personal services contracts for eight staff positions in the office of the City Council for Fiscal Year 2001-2002; authorizing amendments to these contracts to reflect the cost of living increase in November 2001; authorizing expenditure of funds for FICA and health insurance for these contracts; establishing a compensation policy for Council assistants; and recognizing an emergency.

 

WHEREAS, the Council has determined that the structure of its own office budget should be revised to allow more efficiency, flexibility and independence for each council member in running his own office; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council office budget can be restructured using unused funds from the offices 2000-01 fiscal year budget, including funds from the legislative account, totaling approximately $32,000.00, and transferring $24,000.00 from the legislative account of its budget for the 2001-02 fiscal year to individual accounts for each council member; and

 

WHEREAS, this restructuring would allow each council member greater freedom to better serve his constituents, while placing greater accountability on each council member for his financial decisions and expenditures within his own office; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Council to establish a compensation policy for the Council assistants; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the following accounts in the General Fund are hereby reduced by the following amounts:

 

02-100-001-1010 B City Council $ 24,000.00

02-100-001-1050 B Council Assistance 453,262.00

Total $477,262.00

 

Section 2. That $508,500.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund to the following accounts of the General Fund:

 

02-100-001-1011 B City Council In-District 1 $ 43,000.00

02-100-001-1012 B City Council In-District 2 43,000.00

02-100-001-1013 B City Council In-District 3 43,000.00

02-100-001-1014 B City Council In-District 4 41,500.00

02-100-001-1015 B City Council In-District 5 41,500.00

02-100-001-1016 B City Council In-District 6 41,500.00

02-100-001-1021 B City Council At-Large 1 43,000.00

02-100-001-1022 B City Council At-Large 2 43,000.00

02-100-001-1023 B City Council At-Large 3 41,500.00

02-100-001-1024 B City Council At-Large 4 43,000.00

02-100-001-1025 B City Council At-Large 5 41,500.00

02-100-001-1026 B City Council At-Large 6 43,000.00

Total $508,500.00

 

Section 3. That on May 1, 2001, the Director of Finance is authorized to make the adjustments included in this ordinance in the appropriate accounts of the 2001-02 City Budget.

 

Section 4. That the Councilmember for each respective office is authorized to execute a personal services contract with his or her Council Assistant as named below for Fiscal Year


2001-2002 in the following amount from funds appropriated in the 2001-2002 Budget as follows:

 

Derek Ramsay 02-100-001-1021-B City Council At-Large 1 $32,760.00

Lisa Minardi 02-100-001-1011-B City Council In-District 1 $32,760.00

Linda Becker 02-100-001-1022-B City Council At-Large 2 $39,060.00

Mary Phelps 02-100-001-1012-B City Council In-District 2 $34,020.00

Julie Llorente 02-100-001-1024-B City Council At-Large 4 $39,060.00

Ramonda Doakes 02-100-001-1026-B City Council At-Large 6 $35,880.00

Harry Ingles 02-100-001-1016-B City Council In-District 6 $36,000.00

Tom Wrysch 02-100-001-1025-B City Council At-Large 5 $34,800.00

 

Section 5. That the Councilmember designated as requisitioning authority for his respective account in Section 2 of this ordinance is authorized to expend funds required for FICA and necessary for health insurance relating to each personal services contract.

 

Section 6. That the Councilmember for each respective office is authorized to execute amendments to the contracts set forth in Section 1 to provide for inflation protection adjustments as set forth in Exhibit A, not to exceed 4%, effective November 1, 2001, subject to the availability of funds.

 

Section 7. That the Council hereby adopts Exhibit A, attached to this ordinance, as the compensation policy for Council assistants.

 

Section 8. That this ordinance is recognized as an emergency measure within the meaning of Section 15 of the Charter and will take effect in accordance with that section.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

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Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney