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File #: 220498    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 11/3/2022 Final action: 11/3/2022
Title: Sponsor: Mayor Quinton Lucas Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-50 relating to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and fiscal notes and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter related to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and docket memos that are required when City staff introduce ordinances; directing the City Manager to review and revise as necessary the administrative regulation concerning procedures for handling ordinance or resolution requests to accommodate this ordinance; and having an effective date.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas
Attachments: 1. fact sheet, 2. Copy of 220498 Fiscal Note v2, 3. 220498com, 4. 220498 Presentation FINAL Presentation, 5. 220498 Presentation FINAL (003), 6. draft committee sub to ordinance 220498 v5, 7. 220498 cs to org ord-com, 8. 220498 cs to org ord-com, 9. Authenticated Ordinance 220498 2nd sub
SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 220498

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Sponsor: Mayor Quinton Lucas

Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-50 relating to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and fiscal notes and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter related to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and docket memos that are required when City staff introduce ordinances; directing the City Manager to review and revise as necessary the administrative regulation concerning procedures for handling ordinance or resolution requests to accommodate this ordinance; and having an effective date.

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WHEREAS, clear communication from staff and shared understanding of legislative items before Council is critical for effective debate and public engagement in the legislative process; and

WHEREAS, Equity exists when all people, regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic status, geographic location, or other societal constructs have fair and just access, opportunity, and resources to achieve their highest potential; and

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 971616, directing staff to include the question "Is it good for the children?" on fact sheets has not yielded substantive evaluation of policy impacts; and

WHEREAS, Section 2-50 of the Code of Ordinances currently requires fiscal notes accompany any ordinance or resolution with fiscal impacts; and

WHEREAS, Rule 3.01 of the Standing Rules of City Council states that ordinances and resolutions shall include a fact sheet and fiscal note or declare no fiscal impact; and

WHEREAS, there are opportunities to improve the current documentation that accompanies ordinances to provide a clearer and more holistic review of the anticipated impacts of those legislative items; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Co...

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