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Legislation #: 000496 Introduction Date: 4/6/2000
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 4/20/2000
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ASJES AND COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Providing for a review of the City Charter to identify any changes that may be needed in order to operate more efficiently and make use of any and all procedures and management tools now available.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/6/2000

Prepare to Introduce

4/6/2000

Referred Finance and Audit Committee

4/12/2000

Be Adopted

4/13/2000

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

4/20/2000

Amended

4/20/2000

Adopted as Amended


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RESOLUTION NO. 000496, AS AMENDED

 

Providing for a review of the City Charter to identify any changes that may be needed in order to operate more efficiently and make use of any and all procedures and management tools now available.

 

WHEREAS, the current City Charter was adopted in 1925 and has been amended, only on occasion, since that time; and

 

WHEREAS, although the Charter has served well as a guide to governance, dramatic changes have occurred in the business, legal and technological environments of our society so that it is appropriate to review the Charter and determine whether changes can or should be made and submitted to a vote of the people to allow more efficient and responsive operation of the City, and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council desire to identify any inefficiencies and anachronisms in the existing Charter and implement changes where necessary in order to insure the most effective and appropriate government possible for Kansas City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That there is hereby established a commission to be known as the Kansas City Charter Review Commission consisting of twelve members including neighborhood leaders, civic and business leaders, and other interested citizens. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor who shall also designate the Commission chair. The Commission shall continue in existence until 90 days after it has submitted its report and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council, when it will automatically dissolve. Members of the Commission shall serve from the time of their appointment until the Commission dissolves. The City Manager, City Attorney, City Auditor and City Clerk shall cooperate with the Commission and provide for any staff services which it requires. The Commission also may, through private funding, obtain special services or experts to assist it in its work.

 

Section 2. That the Commission shall prepare a mission statement, shall determine the sections of the charter which should be reviewed, shall obtain comments and input from interested citizens as it deems appropriate, shall prepare a report of its findings and recommendations about changes, and shall submit a report and recommendations to the Mayor and Council no later than March 1, 2001.

 

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