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File #: 211022    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 12/9/2021 Final action: 12/9/2021
Title: Waiving the residency requirement of City Code Section 2-1656 for Kathy Nelson who is to be selected as the new President and CEO of Greater Kansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau dba Visit KC.
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. 211022 cs to org ord-com, 3. Authenticated Ordinance 211022 C.S
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 211022

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Waiving the residency requirement of City Code Section 2-1656 for Kathy Nelson who is to be selected as the new President and CEO of Greater Kansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau dba Visit KC.

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WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 200473 requires all quasi-governmental agencies or agencies, organizations or non-profit organizations, including VisitKC, whose primary purpose is providing or performing governmental functions, activities or services on behalf or for the benefit of the City which receive twenty-five percent or more of their annual funds from the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to ensure director level employees live within the city limits of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council recognized that the benefits of a city residency requirement for directors of businesses, organizations as it increases community investment from the workforce, strengthens community connections to the workforce, and creates potential economic benefit for the city; and

WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 200473, also provides a waiver to this residency requirement upon approval by the City Council for certain circumstances and when it is in the best interests of the City; and

WHEREAS, the CEO of VisitKC resigned effective September 3, 2021; NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That pursuant to City Code Section 2-1656 (e), the City Council has determined under these circumstances it is in the best interests of the City to waive the residency requirement for Kathy Nelson who is to be selected as the new President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau dba VisitKC.


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Approved as to form and legality:


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Lana K. Torczon
Assistant City Attorney



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