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Legislation #: 990247 Introduction Date: 3/4/1999
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/11/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ASJES
Title: Reaffirming the establishment of a City Manager form of government for Kansas City and reaffirming the role of the Mayor and Council as the policy maker.

Legislation History
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3/4/1999

Prepare to Introduce

3/4/1999

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

3/10/1999

Immediate Adoption

3/11/1999

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 990247

 

Reaffirming the establishment of a City Manager form of government for Kansas City and reaffirming the role of the Mayor and Council as the policy maker.

 

WHEREAS, the City Charter of Kansas City created a City Manager form of government by the establishment of a City Manager who is designated the chief administrative officer of the City and responsible to the Mayor and Council for the proper administration of the affairs of the City; and

 

WHEREAS, the Charter also provided for the elected officials of the City to be composed of the Mayor and twelve council members and vested in these officials the powers conferred on the City to be exercised by ordinance enacted; and

 

WHEREAS, the Charter clearly defines the role of the City Manager and the Mayor and Council to provide for the orderly conduct of City business; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby reaffirms the establishment of the City Manager form of government as set forth in the City Charter and recognizes that matters of administration are clearly within the scope of responsibility of the City Manager and that the Mayor and Council, acting as a whole and not individually, are responsible for setting the policy and priorities of the City. By identifying the roles of the Manager and the Mayor and Council, the Mayor and Council are not delegating their responsibilities as the legislative branch of city government but recognizes that the duty of the City Manager is to provide the best professional recommendations to the Mayor and Council and that the Mayor and Council should receive such recommendations and evaluate them in consideration of the best interests of the City. Further, the Mayor and individual council members shall refrain from any action inconsistent with the intent of this resolution and shall act only through normal legislative procedures.

 

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