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Legislation #: 990306 Introduction Date: 3/4/1999
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 4/4/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BLACKWOOD, FORD, DANAHER AND STACKHAUS
Title: Amending Section 2-48, Code of Ordinances, to be entitled "Mayor pro tempore," to include within the responsibilities of the mayor pro tempore serving as the ethical advisor to other council members.

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

Do Pass

3/18/1999

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

3/25/1999

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 990306

 

Amending Section 2-48, Code of Ordinances, to be entitled Mayor pro tempore, to include within the responsibilities of the mayor pro tempore serving as the ethical advisor to other council members.

 

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 a single official should be identified as a source of advice to other Council members on ethical issues facing members of the Council; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Section 2-48, Code of Ordinances, is amended to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2‑48. Mayor pro tempore.

(a) Compensation. The compensation of the acting mayor of the city, during the absence of the mayor from the city or when for any cause the mayor is unable to perform the mayors official duties, is hereby fixed at the sum of $25.00 for each and every day such acting mayor shall perform the official duties of mayor. Such compensation shall be paid in the same manner and at the same time as employees of the city are now paid.

 

(b) Ethical Advisor. The mayor pro tempore shall serve the members of the Council as an advisor on issues of ethics.

 

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney