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Legislation #: 990312 Introduction Date: 3/4/1999
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 3/25/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BLACKWOOD, DANAHER, FORD AND STACKHAUS
Title: Requesting the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission to review its powers and authority to investigate alleged unethical or inappropriate behavior by the Mayor, members of the Council, and senior officials of the City within its jurisdiction; and to recommend to the Mayor and Council any new legislation or Charter amendments necessary for the Commission to effectively perform its duties.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
3/4/1999

Prepare to Introduce

3/4/1999

Referred Finance & Administration Committee

3/10/1999

Hold On Agenda

3/17/1999

Be Adopted

3/18/1999

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

3/25/1999

Adopted


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RESOLUTION NO. 990312

 

Requesting the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission to review its powers and authority to investigate alleged unethical or inappropriate behavior by the Mayor, members of the Council, and senior officials of the City within its jurisdiction; and to recommend to the Mayor and Council any new legislation or Charter amendments necessary for the Commission to effectively perform its duties.

 

WHEREAS, a special Council Ethics/Relations Committee was appointed by the Mayor to develop guidance for the City Council on the proper interaction between the Council and City staff and to improve ethics in City government; and

 

WHEREAS, during 1997 and 1998 the Council Ethics/Relations Committee met with former Mayors, Council members, City staff, the United States Attorney, and members of the public to study the issues and learn of opportunities available to the Council to accomplish its charge; and

 

WHEREAS, the voters of Kansas City established the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission on March 26, 1991; and

 

WHEREAS, as the Council is completing a comprehensive review of ethical issues, substantive and procedural, it is appropriate to seek the advice of the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission to determine if additional or different powers and authorities should be available to the Commission; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission is requested to complete within 120 days of adoption of this resolution a review of its powers and authority to investigate alleged unethical or inappropriate behavior by the Mayor, members of the Council, and senior officials of the City within its jurisdiction.

 

Section 2. That the Municipal Officials Ethics Commission is requested to recommend within 120 days of adoption of this resolution any new legislation or Charter amendments necessary for the Commission to effectively perform its duties.