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Legislation #: 090172 Introduction Date: 3/5/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/15/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, JOHNSON, SHARP, GOTTSTEIN, FORD, RILEY, MARCASON, JOLLY, SANDERS BROOK, CURLS, SKAGGS, FUNKHOUSER AND HERMANN
Title: Honoring all persons with developmental disabilities and bringing awareness of their contributions to a better quality of life in Kansas City – and declaring March 2009 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

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3/2/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/5/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090172

 

Honoring all persons with developmental disabilities and bringing awareness of their contributions to a better quality of life in Kansas City and declaring March 2009 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, all citizens of the United States of America are guaranteed the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness; the right to own property; the right to due process and the right to equal protection under the law; and

 

WHEREAS, persons with developmental disabilities are guaranteed these same constitutional rights; and

 

WHEREAS, EITAS Developmental Disabilities Services of Jackson County - was established in 1976 with the blessing of the Jackson County voters to provide assistance to those with developmental disabilities; and

 

WHEREAS, the EITAS mission is to advocate and provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; and

 

WHEREAS, EITAS, partnering with vocational, residential, educational, early childhood and other entities in Jackson County, supports and advocates for the dignity of persons with developmental disabilities, respects their choices, works to increase their opportunities, encourages their independence and assists their efforts at full community integration; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council join others across the nation in designating March 2009 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in commendation to the EITAS organization for its continued dedication in serving the needs of the community and that this Resolution be presented to Jake Jacobs, Director of EITAS, as a token of the high regard in which it is held by the Mayor and Council.

 

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