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Legislation #: 140027 Introduction Date: 1/9/2014
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Amending Chapter 74, the Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance, by adding a new Article V, Reclamation of Blighted, Substandard or Insanitary Areas, to guide City processes in the reclamation of blighted, substandard or insanitary areas and the condemnation of blighted properties taken under the authority of Section 21, Article VI, of the Missouri Constitution.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/9/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/9/2014 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
1/15/2014 Do Pass
1/16/2014 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
1/23/2014 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 140027

 

Amending Chapter 74, the Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance, by adding a new Article V, Reclamation of Blighted, Substandard or Insanitary Areas, to guide City processes in the reclamation of blighted, substandard or insanitary areas and the condemnation of blighted properties taken under the authority of Section 21, Article VI, of the Missouri Constitution.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 74, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by adding a new Article V, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 74-100. Title of article.

 

This article shall be known as the Reclamation of Blighted, Substandard or Insanitary Areas Process ordinance.

 

Sec. 74-101. Authority.

 

This article is adopted pursuant to the powers granted and limitations imposed by Section 21, Article VI, MO. Const., RSMo Chapter 523, the City Charter and Kansas City’s Home Rule Authority.

 

Sec. 74-102. Power.

 

The City may reclaim blighted, substandard or insanitary property by condemnation, negotiation and purchase, or donation, for clearance, replanning, reconstruction, redevelopment and rehabilitation, in accord with Section 21, Article VI, of the Missouri Constitution.

 

Sec. 74-103. Purposes.

 

This article is adopted for the purposes of:

 

(1)               Protecting and promoting the public health, safety and general welfare;

 

(2)               Enhancing the quality of life of the residents of the City of Kansas City, Missouri;

 

(3)               Maintaining economically vibrant and visually attractive residential, business and commercial areas;

 

(4)               Retaining and expanding the city’s employment base;

 

(5)               Conserving property values; and

 

(6)               Accommodating orderly and beneficial development.

 

Sec. 104. Compliance required.

 

(a)    Any eminent domain action filed pursuant to the authority of Section 21, Article VI, MO. Const., and/or this article will be in accord with RSMo. Chapter 523 and Rule 86 of the Missouri Rules of Civil Procedure, each as may be amended.

 

(b)   If property acquired pursuant to this article is to be sold or divested, the divestment will be in accord with any applicable administrative regulation and City Charter provision.

 

Sec. 105. Severability.

 

If any portion of this article is held to be invalid, that portion is deemed severed from the other provisions and the remainder of this article shall be valid.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney