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Legislation #: 180372 Introduction Date: 5/17/2018
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-953 and 2-954, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of amending the duties of the Environmental Management Commission.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/14/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/17/2018 Referred to Finance and Governance Committee
5/23/2018 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
5/24/2018 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 180372

 

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-953 and 2-954, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter for the purpose of amending the duties of the Environmental Management Commission.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri is hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-953 and 2-954, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like numbers and subject matters for the purpose of amending the duties of the Environmental Management Commission., to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-953. Duties.

 

(a)    The duties of the commission shall include:

 

(1)   Offering policy recommendations to the City Council, city staff and all other boards and commissions of the City concerning the issues of environmental planning, management and compliance.

 

(2) Providing liaison to and maintaining relationships with other cities, regional policy bodies, and organizations to advocate for timely inclusion of environmental considerations in all city policies and programs.

 

(3)  Monitoring office of environmental quality reports regarding the city's actions for compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, and locally adopted ordinances, plans and resolutions.

 

(b) The commission shall be authorized to adopt rules to govern how it shall conduct its affairs.

 

(c) The commission shall make an annual report to the city council in the first month of the city’s fiscal year. The report shall include recommendations regarding environmental priorities, opportunities, and challenges for inclusion in the city’s five-year planning cycle.

 

(d) The commission shall meet a minimum of ten times per year at times and places determined by the commission.

 


Sec. 2-954. Staff.

 

The director of the office of environmental quality or the director's designee shall be an ex-officio member of the commission and shall provide clerical and administrative services for the commission.

 

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Approved as to form and legality

 

 

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Katherine Chandler

Associate City Attorney