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Legislation #: 090075 Introduction Date: 1/29/2009
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SANDERS BROOK
Title: Creating a new department to be known as the Housing and Community Development Department by amending Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances, by enacting new sections in Article V, Departments, to be known as Division 15, Housing, Section 2-581, Establishment, Section 2-582, Appointment and designation of director, and Section 2-583, Powers and duties of director and by repealing Section 2-397, Housing codified in Division 9, City Development.

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1/29/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/29/2009 Councilmember Sanders Brooks Move to Advance
1/29/2009 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 090075

 

Creating a new department to be known as the Housing and Community Development Department by amending Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances, by enacting new sections in Article V, Departments, to be known as Division 15, Housing, Section 2-581, Establishment, Section 2-582, Appointment and designation of director, and Section 2-583, Powers and duties of director and by repealing Section 2-397, Housing codified in Division 9, City Development.

 

WHEREAS, Section 415 of the Charter anticipates the occasional need for the City Council to reconsider the administration and delivery of City services by restructuring the departmental organization of City government by establishing additional departments under the administrative control of the City Manager; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council finds that consolidating the administration of housing and community development programs, along with certain other related programs, into a single department will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Citys administration of such programs and its delivery of services created by such programs; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended by enacting the following new sections in Article V, Departments, to be codified within a new division of Article V to be known as Division 15, Housing; those new sections being Section 2-581, Establishment, Section 2-582, Appointment and designation of director and Section 2-583, Powers and duties of director.

Division 15. Housing and Community Development Department

 

Sec. 2-581. Establishment.

 

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 415 of the Charter, there is hereby established a department to be known as the Housing and Community Development Department.

 

Sec. 2-582. Appointment and designation of director.

 

The officer in charge of the Housing and Community Development Department shall be known as the director of Housing and Community Development Department and shall be appointed by, and be responsible to, the city manager.

 


Sec. 2-583. Powers and duties of director.

 

(a)   The director of Housing and Community Development Department shall have such duties, powers and authorities as are prescribed in this division, or as may hereafter be prescribed by the city manager in accordance with section 2-141, Code of Ordinances.

 

(b) Generally, the director of Housing and Community Development Department shall be responsible for all of the following:

 

(1) Planning for, and preparation of, the grant applications for the citys participation in the federal community development block grant program;

 

(2) Implementation and maintenance of administrative procedures for the management and monitoring of program operations conducted with funds received through the community development block grant program; 

 

(3) Planning for, and preparation of, the grant applications for the citys participation in other federal, state or local programs providing funding, or other assistance, for programs related to the new construction and rehabilitation or repair of affordable housing, the purchase or rental of affordable and safe, decent and sanitary housing by low and moderate income persons, community development or the weatherization of housing;

 

(4) Implementation and maintenance of administrative procedures for the management and monitoring of program operations conducted with funds, or other assistance, received from programs related to the new construction and rehabilitation or repair of affordable housing, the purchase or rental of affordable and safe, decent and sanitary housing by low and moderate income persons, community development or the weatherization of housing;

 

(5) Serving as the principal contact with the federal government in general, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in particular, for all matters pertaining to the planning, implementation and monitoring of the community development block grant program and any other federal, state and local programs described above; and

 

(6) Development and administration of programs to increase new housing construction and to expand and improve the rehabilitation of existing housing within the city.

 

(c) The director shall have the authority to appoint such assistants and other employees as may be necessary to perform the functions of the department.

 

(d)   The director shall have the power to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the charter or the code of ordinances, for the conduct of the employees of the department.

 

  Section 2. That Chapter 2, Administration, Code of Ordinances, is hereby further amended by repealing in its entirety Section 2-397, Housing, as codified in Division 9, City Development.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Galen P. Beaufort

City Attorney