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Legislation #: 110320 Introduction Date: 4/28/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/8/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, FUNKHOUSER, JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, HERMANN, JOHNSON, MARCASON, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Expressing appreciation to the Honorable Beth Gottstein for her service as the Councilmember representing the Fourth District-At-Large.

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4/25/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/28/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110320

 

Expressing appreciation to the Honorable Beth Gottstein for her service as the Councilmember representing the Fourth District-At-Large.

 

WHEREAS, Beth Gottstein served as the Councilmember representing the Fourth District-At-Large since her election in 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, Beth’s campaign platform for open, transparent government, fiscal integrity and strengthened infrastructure, prepared her for appointments to the Finance and Audit and Planning and Zoning Committees; and

 

WHEREAS, Beth also served on the Municipal Arts, Health, and Global Economic Commissions, Small Minority Loan Development Corporation, and the Economic Strategic Policy Task Force; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilwoman Gottstein’s commitment to all citizen’s health prompted leadership on the issue of food production and consumption; and this resulted in a successful summit and a Commission to address these issues in the future; and

 

WHEREAS, Beth continued her care for health issues by promoting responsible and comprehensive health insurance and wellness programs; and

 

WHEREAS, this advocacy resulted in the formation of the Healthcare System Board of Trustees, of which she served as Chair. The Healthcare Trust in just a short time has saved City financial resources and improved benefits; and

 

WHEREAS, Beth courageously championed the revision of Kansas City’s Human Rights Ordinance that includes the inclusion of gender identity; and

 

WHEREAS, It is certain that Beth’s commitment and passion will be used in the future to serve the citizens of Kansas City in a meaningful way; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their heartfelt and sincere appreciation to Councilwoman Beth Gottstein for the countless hours of dedicated service she has selflessly given to the citizens of Kansas City during her four years in office; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Councilwoman Beth Gottstein as a token of the high esteem in which she is held by the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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