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Legislation #: 980924 Introduction Date: 7/23/1998
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 7/30/1998
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BACCHUS AND COUNCILMEMBER BLACKWOOD
Title: Endorsing the National League of Cities Strategic Plan and core beliefs.

Legislation History
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7/23/1998

Prepare to Introduce

7/23/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

7/29/1998

Immediate Adoption

7/30/1998

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 980924

 

Endorsing the National League of Cities Strategic Plan and core beliefs.

 

WHEREAS, the National League of Cities Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Plan on March 7, 1998, which will guide the organization in the upcoming years; and

 

WHEREAS, the Strategic Plan includes a mission statement, a set of core beliefs, and five key objectives designed to reflect the interests, concerns, and needs of the cities and state municipal leagues that make up the National League of Cities family; and

 

WHEREAS, the National League of Cities strength and influence come from the more that 135,000 local officials it represents in cities and towns across the country; and

 

WHEREAS, the core beliefs in the plan reflect the values that will guide the National League of Cities work in the coming years and can serve as a set of shared values for all cities and state municipal leagues; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council endorse the National League of Cities Strategic Plan and the core beliefs as adopted on March 7, 1998. The core beliefs are:

 


Representative, participatory local government.

 

Local government as the cornerstone of government in the United States.

 

The value of public service.

 

The value of diversity throughout our organization and our communities.

 

Municipal authority over municipal uses.

 

A commitment to the highest ethical standards among all public officials.

 

Civility and mutual respect.

 

Anticipating the needs of communities and developing strategies to meet those needs and improve the quality of life.

 

Partnerships, coalitions, and collaborations to strengthen cities and our advocacy efforts.

 

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