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Legislation #: 060664 Introduction Date: 6/15/2006
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER MCFADDEN-WEAVER
Title: Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006; and stating the intent of the City Council to seek revisions in state law to allow civil penalties for code enforcement violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/15/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/15/2006 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
6/21/2006 Hold On Agenda (6/28/2006)
6/28/2006 Hold On Agenda (7/5/2006)
7/5/2006 Hold On Agenda (7/26/2006)
7/26/2006 Hold On Agenda (8/2/2006)
8/2/2006 Hold On Agenda (8/9/2006)
8/9/2006 Hold On Agenda (8/16/2006)
8/16/2006 Hold On Agenda (8/23/2006)
8/23/2006 Hold On Agenda (9/27/2006)
9/27/2006 Hold Off Agenda
1/10/2007 Release
1/12/2007 Released

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Fiscal Notes - Rental Prop Reg.xls Fiscal Note 36K Fiscal Note
GOFS RPR.doc Fact Sheet 139K Fact Sheet

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 060664

Calling for submission to the voters of Kansas City, at a special election to be held on November 7, 2006, a question authorizing the City Council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election not later than August 29, 2006; and stating the intent of the City Council to seek revisions in state law to allow civil penalties for code enforcement violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. REGISTRATION. Owners of residential rental property shall file an initial registration statement and a registration statement whenever ownership of residential rental property changes.

Section 2. INSPECTIONS. All residential rental property that is over 30 years old shall be systematically inspected for substandard conditions over a three year period and all residential rental property shall be inspected whenever reports of substandard conditions are received from the public.

Section 3. RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY COMMISSION. A Residential Rental Property Commission shall be established to monitor program performance, costs, and revenues; to recommend fees needed to ensure effective performance; to establish criteria used to rate a rental dwelling as substandard; and to recommend an ongoing schedule for systematic inspections after considering the findings of the inspections completed in the first three year period.

Section 4. FEES. That property owners pay late fees of up to $100.00 per dwelling unit for each month the registration statement is submitted late; fees of up to $400.00 per unit for follow up inspections made necessary when substandard conditions are found to exist; and the authorized amount for fees may increase by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Section 5. LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS. That the City Council states its intent to seek legislative actions in the next Missouri legislative session to authorize civil penalties for code violations and to expand the use of receiverships for absentee-owned properties.

Section 6. ELECTION CALLED. That an election is called on November 7, 2006, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question authorizing the city council to establish by ordinance a program to regulate residential rental properties and to use the aforementioned fees to cover the cost of administering the program.


Section 7. NOTICE TO ELECTION AUTHORITIES BY CITY CLERK. That following passage of this ordinance the City Clerk shall deliver certified copies of this ordinance and notice of election to the Clerk of Cass County, Board of Election Commissioners of Clay County, Board of Election Commissioners of Kansas City, and Board of Election Commissioners of Platte County, not later than August 29, 2006, which shall be the authority of each election authority of the City to submit the question to the electors of Kansas City and to give public notice as provided by law.

Section 8. NOTICE OF ELECTION. The notice of election shall read as follows:

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kansas City has called a special election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., at which election all qualified voters residing within Kansas City, Missouri will be given the opportunity to vote.

 The official ballot will be in substantially the following form:

OFFICIAL BALLOT

CITY OF KANSAS CITY

SPECIAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 7, 2006

QUESTION NO. _____

Should the city council of Kansas City be authorized to regulate residential rental properties through the establishment of registration and dwelling inspection requirements, with fees charged to the landlord of up to $100.00 per unit for each registration that is submitted late and fees charged to the landlord of up to $400.00 per unit for follow up inspections made necessary when substandard conditions are found to exist, to cover the cost of administering the program; and to establish a residential rental property commission with members representing landlords, neighborhood associations, and tenants, to monitor program activities and to recommend program revisions, including fee adjustments, to the city council?

_____ Yes _____ No

 (Instructions to voters will be supplied by the election authorities.)


A full and complete copy of Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 060664 submitting the above question to the electorate is on file in the office of the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri where the same is open for inspection and copying.

The polling places for the election will be (INSERT LIST OF POLLING PLACES IN LAST PUBLICATION ONLY)

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I hereby certify that the foregoing is the legal notice to be published pursuant to Section 115.127, RSMo, as amended.

Given under my hand and the official seal of the Kansas City, Missouri, this _____ day of _______________, 2006.

(SEAL)

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MILLIE CROSSLAND

City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri

 

Before me, a notary public, personally appeared Millie Crossland, to me known to be the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who acknowledged to me that she executed the same for the purposes therein stated.

  

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Notary Public

 

My Commission Expires:____________________________

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

  

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Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney