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Legislation #: 980734 Introduction Date: 6/18/1998
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 7/5/1998
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER AND COUNCILMEMBER LOAR
Title: Authorizing a special committee of the City Council to investigate the development of the public safety radio system.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/18/1998

Prepare to Introduce

6/18/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

6/24/1998

Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

6/25/1998

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 980734

 

Authorizing a special committee of the City Council to investigate the development of the public safety radio system.

 

WHEREAS, it is important to the efficient operation of the City that the Council determine the events leading to the development of the current public safety radio system; and

 

WHEREAS, this task has been commenced by a committee appointed by the Mayor as an investigating committee; and

 

WHEREAS, to provide the widest range of lawful tools to the committee, including the power to subpoena witnesses and administer oaths, the Council must authorize the work of the special investigating committee; NOW, THEREFORE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That a special committee to be known as the Public Safety Radio System Investigating Committee is established.

 

Section 2. That members of the Public Safety Radio System Investigating Committee shall be Council members Teresa Loar and Kelvin Simmons, and that Council member Jim Glover shall serve as chair of the committee.

 

Section 3. That the Public Safety Radio System Investigating Committee shall be empowered to do all things necessary and proper to fully investigate the development of the current public safety radio system, including exercise the powers granted by City Charter 24 to issue subpoenas and administer oaths.

 

Section 4. That the Public Safety Radio System Investigating Committee is directed to limit its expenses relating to the issuance of subpoenas to $5,000.00 and to refrain from exercising its subpoena power after September 1, 1998.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney