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Legislation #: 051098 Introduction Date: 9/1/2005
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Amending Article II of the Code of Ordinances of the City by repealing Section 2-43, “Special sessions of the council” and enacting in its place a new section on the same subject.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
9/1/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/1/2005 Referred to Legislative, Rules and Ethics Committee
9/7/2005 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
9/8/2005 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 051098

 

Amending Article II of the Code of Ordinances of the City by repealing Section 2-43, Special sessions of the council and enacting in its place a new section on the same subject.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Article II of the Code of Ordinances of the City is hereby amended by repealing Section 2-43, Special sessions of the council and enacting in its place a new section on the same subject, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-43. Special sessions of council.

 

(a) Publication of notice. Upon written request of the mayor, the city manager or three or more members of the council, the city clerk shall call the council to meet in special session as requested, by giving notice of the special session in accordance with Section 610.020, RSMo. Special sessions may be called for any reason, including, but not limited to, emergencies such as fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, dam failure, blizzard, hazardous material threat, riot, civil disturbance, enemy attack, sabotage, terrorism or epidemic.

 

(b) Personal notice to councilmembers. Immediately upon receipt of such written request, the city clerk must make diligent efforts to notify each member of the council in person, either by telephone or otherwise, of such special session; but failure of the clerk to give or of the councilmember to receive such personal notice shall not affect the validity of any such special session or of any proceedings had at the session.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Heather A. Brown

Assistant City Attorney