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Legislation #: 921394 Introduction Date: 12/3/1992
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 12/20/1992
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Amending Article I of the Administrative Code by repealing Sections A1.3 and A1.4 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections A1.3 and A1.4, adopting a new corporate symbol and mark for Kansas City, and establishing the use thereof.

Legislation History
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12/3/1992

Prepare to Introduce

12/3/1992

Referred Rules And Audit Committee

12/10/1992

Passed

12/9/1992

Advance and Do Pass


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ORDINANCE NO. 921394

 

Amending Article I of the Administrative Code by repealing Sections A1.3 and A1.4 and enacting in lieu thereof new Sections A1.3 and A1.4, adopting a new corporate symbol and mark for Kansas City, and establishing the use thereof.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Section A1.3, "Official Corporate Seal and Flag," of Article I of the Administrative Code is repealed and a new Section A1.3 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

 

Section A1.3. Official Corporate Symbol, Seal, Flag and Mark.

 

An official corporate symbol, an official corporate seal, an official corporate flag and an official corporate mark are hereby adopted for the City, which shall be as follows:

 

(a) The official corporate symbol of Kansas City shall

be formed within an implied rectangular space proportionately 6 units wide by 8 units high. An imaginary base line drawn horizontally 2 units below the upper boundary divides the figure into vertical elements below, curved above. Imaginary lines drawn from the two ends of this base line to the center of the lower boundary serve as a cut line for vertical elements of the figure. The figure or symbol itself shall consist of 5 vertical lines separated by 4 vertical spaces, the line and space widths being equal and totaling 2 units in width, beginning at and centered from the lower border to the center point of the horizontal base line. From a point 2 units from the left boundary as center of arc, the center and two vertical lines to the right of center are extended in a 180 degree arc to the left, and then in a straight line to the cut line. From a point 2 units from the right boundary as center of arc, the center (used for both) and two vertical lines to the left of center are extended in a 180 degree arc to the right, and then in a straight line to the cut line. The full color version shall display the shape formed by the above outline with color graduating uniformly from blue at the lowest point or "tip" of the symbol to red at the uppermost "quadrant" points of the arcs. Where used, the field shall be either white or black.

 

When viewed in full color, the symbol appears as a

fountain with the graduated color implying upward movement. The overall shape of the symbol reads transparently as a heart, symbolizing "Heart of the Nation."

 

(b) The official corporate seal of Kansas City shall

consist of the aforesaid corporate symbol surrounded with a two-line legend above reading "CITY OF FOUNTAINS" and "HEART OF THE NATION," and a two-line legend below reading "KANSAS CITY" and "MISSOURI" in goudy old style capital letters, said legend being in black if a white field is used and in white if a black field is used. The seal shall be rectangular in form and not more than two and one-half inches in height. Its impression may be embossed without the use of the colors specified above.

 

(c) The official corporate flag shall be 135 units in

height and 90 units in width with the official corporate seal 60 units in height centered on a white field 90 units square adjacent to the staff. There shall be vertical red and blue stripes 22 units each in width, with the red stripe located adjacent to the white field and the blue stripe located adjacent to the red stripe. A vertical white stripe 1 unit in width, will separate the red and blue vertical stripes.

 

(d) The official corporate symbol, unenclosed or

enclosed by a rectangular line, is hereby declared to be the official mark of the City, and may be printed in solid figure, shape or outline, in red, in blue, in black, in graduated screen from black to gray, or in full graduated color, blue to red.

 

(e) The official corporate symbol, seal, flag and mark

of the City adopted under Ordinance No. 40628 shall continue to be recognized as the official corporate symbol, seal, flag and mark, respectively, of Kansas City but may not be newly affixed or used except as follows:

 

(1) On printed matter, souvenir items and

ceremonial keys, until existing supplies are used.

 

(2) On clothing, vehicles, and personal property,

until existing supplies are routinely replaced or until

the mark can be economically replaced.

 

 

Section 2. That Section A1.4, "Official Corporate Mark and Official Corporate Seal-Use Of," of Article I of the Administrative Code is repealed and a new Section A1.4 is enacted in lieu thereof to read as follows:

 

Section A1.4. Official Corporate Mark and Official Corporate Seal-Use Of.

 

(a) The official corporate mark of Kansas City shall be used on all City printed matter, on City uniform clothing, and on City vehicles, and may be used on City buildings and other fixed structures, and on souvenir items. The official corporate seal of Kansas City shall be used upon ceremonial keys to the City of Kansas City, and upon ordinances and resolutions enacted by the Council, proclamations used by the Mayor, legal instruments of the City lawfully executed, and certifications made by the City Clerk pursuant to lawful authority. No other mark, symbol, seal, logo or other image or design purporting to represent or denote the City or any of its departments shall be recognized or used.

 

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person other than the City Clerk or a Deputy City Clerk to attach to or impress the official seal of the City, or any representation thereof, upon any instrument. It shall be unlawful for any person to attach to or impress the official seal or official mark of the City or any representation of either, upon any item except as herein provided. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense.

 

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to make unlawful the use, printing or embossing of the official mark, seal or symbol by City employees or officials authorized by the City Manager.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney