ORDINANCE NO. 061303
Amending Division 16, Article V,
Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 2-601 through 2-605, and
enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter that
changes the name of the Department of Convention and Entertainment Centers to
the Department of Convention and Entertainment Facilities.
BE IT ORDAINED
BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section 1. That
Division 16, Article V, Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas
City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-601 through 2-605,
and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter, to
read as follows:
CONVENTION AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
Sec. 2-601. Establishment.
Pursuant to the
provisions of section 25 of the Charter, there is hereby established a
department to be known as the department of convention and entertainment
facilities. The officer in charge of such department shall be known as the
director of convention and entertainment facilities, shall be appointed by the
city manager, and shall have such duties, powers and authority as are
prescribed in this division, or as may hereafter be prescribed by ordinance.
Any reference in the resolutions, ordinances or rules and regulations of this
city to the director of convention and entertainment centers shall be construed
to mean the director of convention and entertainment facilities.
Sec. 2-602. Powers and duties
The director of convention and entertainment facilities is responsible for the
management and operation of all public convention and entertainment facilities,
including but not limited to the Convention Center (Conference Center, Bartle
Hall, Municipal Auditorium, Barney Allis Plaza) and the American Royal Center
(Crosby Kemper Memorial Arena and the American Royal Complex, including Hale
Arena, Governor's Exposition Building, Sutherland Exhibit Hall, Harsh Exhibit
Hall and Wagstaff Theatre), the Sprint Center, and such other enterprises and
facilities as may be provided by ordinance. The director shall have the
authority to appoint such assistants and other employees as may be necessary to
perform the functions of the department.
and regulations for conduct of department and operation of facilities. The
director has the power to prescribe and enforce rules and regulations, not
inconsistent with the Charter, for the conduct of the officers and employees of
the department, and to prescribe and enforce such rules and regulations as he
or she may deem proper for the efficient management and operation of the
facilities under his control and the department, for the distribution and
performance of business of such department, and for the custody and
preservation of the books, records, papers and property under his or her
supervision and control.
and leases. The director has the power and authority to sign all contracts
for the leasing of all or any part of the facilities under his authority, but
shall not sign any contract for any exhibition, entertainment or use which may
be contrary to the statutes of the state or the ordinances of the city. He or
she must collect and promptly turn over to the city treasurer all moneys
belonging to the city received by him on account of rentals for all or any part
of the facilities.
The director may refuse use of
the convention facilities when the director determines that the proposed event
will have an adverse effect on the public health, safety, welfare or morals, or
when the director reasonably anticipates that the proposed event will cause
damage to the facility beyond normal wear and tear.
The director may impose charges
for special facilities and extra services, including but not limited to
additional sound equipment, expenses for broadcasting, special seating
arrangements, rehearsal occupancies, event operations beyond regularly
scheduled hours, erection of platforms and stands other than those usually
furnished, and higher than normal consumption of utilities. Such charges are
subject to the approval of the management advisory authority.
No person may use any convention
and entertainment facility or any pat of any such facility without a written
contract, license, lease or concession agreement with the city.
The director may enter into facilities use licenses to provide food or beverage
in the convention facilities (catering permits). The terms and conditions of
such licenses are subject to the approval of the management advisory authority.
and account control. The director is authorized to prescribe the forms of
tickets, account, records and reports to be used by any licensee. The director
or his or her designee is authorized to investigate or inspect the licensee's
tickets, accounts, records and reports as he or she may determine necessary for
verification of the amount of gross receipts.
The director and the licensee
will mutually agree on the price schedule. If there are unauthorized deviations
from the mutually agreed prices, the licensee will compute the city's proceeds
on the basis of the mutually agreed prices. The licensee will secure all
admission or other tickets from a bonded ticket printer approved by the
director. The ticket printer will transmit all tickets directly to the director.
The director may authorize substitution of a notarized ticket manifest in lieu
of transmittal of the tickets to the director. The type and number of
complimentary tickets issued by a licensee must be approved by the director. If
the licensee issues complimentary tickets in excess of the number approved by
the director, the licensee must account for the excess unpaid admissions as
though the full admission charge had been paid.
programs. The director has the power to conduct such promotional programs
as may be necessary or desirable with respect to the facilities under his or
her management and control.
duties. The director will perform such duties in connection with the
operation of the facilities under his or her management and control as may be
directed by the city manager or by ordinance.
Sec. 2-603. Management
advisory authority established.
The mayor is
authorized to appoint the management advisory authority with the following
membership, with the following initial terms:
(1) The city
manager, or his or her designee (one year);
(2) A member
of the city council (one year);
(3) Two employees of the Convention and
Entertainment Facilities Department (one year);
(4) A representative of the Convention and Visitors
Bureau of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (two years);
(5) A representative of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission
(6) A property
manager (three years);
(7) An event planner or user of the convention and
entertainment facilities (three years);
(8) A hotelier
or representative of the hospitality industry (three years).
At the end of the initial terms,
all members will be appointed for three-year terms. The mayor will annually
appoint the chairperson of the authority. The authority has the power to adopt
rules governing its own procedures and fixing the time and place of its
meetings. The members of the authority serve without compensation. The director
will serve as an ex-officio member of the authority. All members must be
residents of the city. The members who are department employees will be given
time from their normal duties to attend the meetings of the authority.
Sec. 2-604. Functions of
management advisory authority.
advisory authority will serve in an advisory capacity to the director with
respect to the following:
(1) The establishment of general policies and guidelines to be
employed by the director in the performance of his duties;
and capital improvements;
and services of the facilities;
of the departmental budget;
and department structure;
(6) Contract proposals and renewals involving major tenants or
outside established policies, rates and fee schedules;
policy and rental rates;
of the facilities;
(10) Other issues brought to the authority at the discretion of the
director or the authority's requests of the director.
The authority will act as an
internal consultant to the director and will act to achieve the maximum total
benefit of the city from the convention and entertainment facilities. In its
advisory role, the authority will take into consideration existing contracts,
particularly those with major tenants of the facilities, and will make
recommendations which are consistent and do not conflict with the terms of such
Sec. 2-605. Facilities user
For purposes of
increasing the services and amenities offered users of the American Royal
Center, including the Kemper Arena, the H. Roe Bartle Hall and Municipal
Auditorium, effective September 1, 1996, a user fee, to pay the principal and
interest on bonds and for maintenance, repair and future modification, will be
assessed against every ticket for events conducted at the American Royal
Center, including the Kemper Arena, the H. Roe Bartle Hall, and the Municipal
Auditorium, according to the following schedule:
User Fee Schedule
Individual ticket price
$0.01 and above
Secs. 2-606--2-630. Reserved.
Section 2. That
all other rights, duties and obligations of the Department, not affected by
this name change, shall remain in full force and effect and from the effective
date of this ordinance, any reference to the current name shall be to the new
as to form and legality:
Assistant City Attorney