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Legislation #: 990309 Introduction Date: 3/4/1999
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/25/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BLACKWOOD, DANAHER, FORD AND STACKHAUS
Title: Establishing a special committee of the Council to study the desirability of local regulations of persons lobbying the Mayor and members of the City Council.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/4/1999

Prepare to Introduce

3/4/1999

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

3/10/1999

Hold On Agenda

3/17/1999

Be Adopted

3/18/1999

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

3/25/1999

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 990309

 

Establishing a special committee of the Council to study the desirability of local regulations of persons lobbying the Mayor and members of the City Council.

 

WHEREAS, a special Council Ethics/Relations Committee was appointed by the Mayor to develop guidance for the City Council on the proper interaction between the Council and City staff and to improve ethics in City government; and

 

WHEREAS, during 1997 and 1998 the Council Ethics/Relations Committee met with former Mayors, Council members, City staff, the United States Attorney, and members of the public to study the issues and learn of opportunities available to the Council to accomplish its charge; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council Ethics/Relations Committee has concluded that lobbying activities, when conducted through inappropriate means, may serve as a source of unethical behavior or in many instances may give to the public the impression of unethical behavior, NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That within 45 days of adoption of this resolution the Mayor appoint a special committee of Council members to study lobbying activities and, if appropriate, develop legislation to meet potential risks that may arise from unregulated lobbying activities.

 

Section 2. That the special committee will seek the assistance of the Missouri Ethics Commission in learning how the State lobbying regulations are applied, to determine if adoption of the State procedures, in whole or in part, is reasonable.

 

Section 3. The City Manager is requested to provide administrative, technical and professional support to this special committee as required by the committee.