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File #: 210645    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/2/2021 In control: Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee
On agenda: 8/11/2021 Final action: 8/12/2021
Title: Amending various sections of Chapter 2, "Administration," Chapter 3, "Contracts and Leases," and Chapter 38, "Human Relations," for the purpose of changing the name of the Human Relations Department to the Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Department.
Sponsors: Andrea Bough, Kevin O'Neill, Ryana Parks-Shaw
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. 210645 Compared Version, 3. 210645com, 4. Authenticated Ordinance - 210645
ORDINANCE NO. 210645

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Amending various sections of Chapter 2, "Administration," Chapter 3, "Contracts and Leases," and Chapter 38, "Human Relations," for the purpose of changing the name of the Human Relations Department to the Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Department.

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances entitled "Administration" is hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-141, 2-551, 2-552, 2-553, 2-554, 2-1902, and 2-1903, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter to read as follows:

Sec. 2-141. Reorganization of departmental duties.

(a) Findings.

(1) The city is called upon to perform a multitude of functions.

(2) The organizational structures appropriate to the most efficient and effective delivery of services can quickly change depending upon forces and pressures outside the complete control of the city.

(3) From time to time the council has established new departments to meet important needs of the time.

(4) For the city manager to possess the necessary discretion to organize city government to best meet the current needs of the city's residents, the ability to shift certain responsibilities between departments from time to time, either on a temporary or permanent basis, is necessary.

(5) When established by ordinance, the functions of departments are intended to constitute the initial assignment of duties, but are not intended to preclude later transfer of duties.

(b) Purpose. The purpose of this section is to permit the city manager to modify the assignment of duties among departments, except when the city charter mandates a specific responsibility be held by a certain department, or its successor.

(c) Authority of the city manager.

(1) Transfer of duties. The city manager is authorized to transfer duties or activities among departments within his management control, subject to th...

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