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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 040315
Enacting a new Section
2-141, Code of Ordinances, entitled Reorganization of departmental duties to
empower the City Manager to shift responsibilities between departments within
his management control if not otherwise restricted by the City Charter.
BE IT ORDAINED BY
THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That a
new Section 2-141, Code of Ordinances, entitled Reorganization of departmental
duties is enacted, to read as follows:
Sec. 2-141. Reorganization
of departmental duties.
City is called upon to perform a multitude of functions.
(2) The organizational structures
appropriate to the most efficient and effective delivery of services can
quickly change depending upon forces and pressures outside the complete control
of the City.
(3) From time to time the Council
has established new departments to meet important needs of the time.
(4) For the City Manager to possess
the necessary discretion to organize City government to best meet the current
needs of the Citys residents, the ability to shift certain responsibilities
between departments from time to time, either on a temporary or permanent
basis, is necessary.
(5) When established by ordinance,
the functions of departments are intended to constitute the initial assignment
of duties, but are not intended to preclude later transfer of duties.
The purpose of this section is to permit the City Manager to modify the
assignment of duties among departments, except when the City Charter mandates a
specific responsibility be held by a certain department, or its successor.
of the City Manager.
(1) Transfer of duties. The
City Manager is authorized to transfer duties or activities among departments
within his management control.
(2) Purpose of transfers.
Such transfers may be made when the City Manager finds reassignment of duties
or activities should improve the efficiency or effectiveness of
service or activity.
(3) Limitation express
prohibition. Establishment of duties for specific departments by the
Council shall not preclude reassignment by the City Manager unless expressly prohibited
in the ordinance mandating an activity be performed by a specific department.
(4) Limitation City Charter.
The City Manager may not transfer the duties and activities of departments made
by the people through the City Charter.
notification. Before effecting a transfer of duties and activities of
departments, the City Manager will inform the City Council by reporting to a
standing committee of the Council designated by the Mayor for that purpose.
as to form and legality: