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Legislation #: 980380 Introduction Date: 4/2/1998
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Submitting to the qualified voters at a special municipal election called for August 4, 1998, an amendment to City Charter Section 6.4 to establish term limits of three consecutive terms as council member or as mayor for persons first elected on or after March 23, 1999, and retaining term limits of two consecutive terms as council member or as mayor as established on November 6, 1990, for persons currently serving as mayor or council member; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election being called; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
4/2/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

4/8/1998

Hold On Agenda

4/2/1998

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

4/15/1998

Hold On Agenda

4/29/1998

Hold Off Agenda

1/20/1999

Released


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ORDINANCE NO. 980380

 

Submitting to the qualified voters at a special municipal election called for August 4, 1998, an amendment to City Charter Section 6.4 to establish term limits of three consecutive terms as council member or as mayor for persons first elected on or after March 23, 1999, and retaining term limits of two consecutive terms as council member or as mayor as established on November 6, 1990, for persons currently serving as mayor or council member; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities of the election being called; and recognizing this ordinance to be an emergency measure.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. Amendments to the City Charter. That a special election is called for August 4, 1998, to submit to the qualified voters of the City the following proposed amendment to the Charter of Kansas City: Section 6.4, to read as follows:

 


Sec. 6.4. Limitation on term of office for council members and mayor.

 

(a) Current mayor and council members. A person elected as mayor or council member on or after March 28, 1995, but before march 23, 1999, may not be elected a member of the council if elected to the council in each of the last two (2) regular municipal elections. No person may be elected mayor who has been elected mayor in each of the last two (2) regular municipal elections.

 

(b) Mayor and council members first elected on March 23, 1999. A person elected on or after March 23, 1999, as mayor or council member who was not serving at that time as mayor or council member as a result of election on or after March 28, 1995, may not be elected a member of the council if elected to the council in each of the last three (3) regular municipal elections. No person may be elected mayor who has been elected mayor in each of the last three (3) regular municipal elections.

 


Section 2. Ballot Title. That the ballot title for the proposition established by this ordinance shall be as follows:

 

PROPOSITION _____

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?

 

Amending the City Charter, by amending section 6.4 to establish term limits of three consecutive terms as mayor or council member for persons first elected on or after March 23, 1999, and retaining term limits of two consecutive terms as council member or as mayor as established on November 6, 1990, for persons currently serving as mayor or council member, as set forth in [Insert ordinance designation and number].

 

Yes

No

 

The voter who desires to vote in favor of this proposition shall place an ה in the box opposite Yes. The voter who desires to vote against this proposition shall place an ה in the box opposite No.

 

Section 3. Election Date. That an election is called for August 4, 1998, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City the question of amending the City Charter to establish term limits of three consecutive terms for persons not currently serving as mayor or council member.

 

Section 4. Delivery of Ordinance by City Clerk to Election Authorities. That the Clerk shall deliver certified copies of this ordinance and notice of election to the Board of Election Commissioners of Kansas City, Missouri, to the Board of Election Commissioners of Clay County, to the Board of Election Commissioners of Platte County, and to the County Clerk of Cass County, which shall be the authority of the respective election authorities of the City to submit these amendments to the electors of Kansas City as herein provided and to give public notice thereof as provided by law on or before Tuesday, May 26, 1998.

 

Section 5. Election Notice. That the notice of election shall read as follows:

 


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NOTICE OF ELECTION

CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kansas City has called an election to be held in said City on Tuesday, August 4, 1998, at which election all qualified voters residing within the City of Kansas City, Missouri will be given the opportunity to vote.

 

The official ballot will be in substantially the following form:

 


 

OFFICIAL BALLOT

CITY OF KANSAS CITY

ELECTION AUGUST 4, 1998

 

QUESTION _____

SHALL THE FOLLOWING BE APPROVED?

 

Amending the City Charter, by amending section 6.4 to establish term limits of three consecutive terms as mayor or council member for persons first elected on or after March 23, 1999, and retaining term limits of two consecutive terms as council member or as mayor as established on November 6, 1990, for persons currently serving as mayor or council member, as set forth in [Insert ordinance designation and number].

 

Yes

No

 

[Instructions to voters will be supplied by the election authorities]

 


 

A full and complete copy of [Insert ordinance designation and number] submitting the above proposition to the electorate is on file in the office of the City Clerk of Kansas City, Missouri where the same is open for inspection and copying.

 

The polling places for the election will be [insert list of polling places in last publication only].

 

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I hereby certify that the foregoing is the legal notice to be published pursuant to Section 115.127, R.S.Mo., as amended.

 

Given under my hand and the official seal of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, this ____________________ day of _________, 1998.

 

(SEAL)

 

______________________________________

CATHERINE T. ROCHA

City Clerk of the City of Kansas City, Missouri

 

Before me, a notary public, personally appeared Catherine T. Rocha, to me known to be the City Clerk of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the person who acknowledged to me that she executed the same for the purposes therein stated.

 

 

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Notary Public

 

My commission expires:

 

 


Section 6. Emergency. That this ordinance provides for the submission of a proposal to the people of Kansas City, Missouri, and is hereby recognized to be an emergency measure within the meaning of Section 15, Article II, of the Charter of Kansas City, and as such shall become effective immediately upon its passage.

 

Section 7. Effective Date of Changes to the Charter. If approved by the voters, the amendment to the Charter of Kansas City, section 6.4, shall be effective immediately.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney