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File #: 220498    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Referred
File created: 6/7/2022 In control: Finance, Governance and Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 6/15/2022 Final action:
Title: 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 related to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and docket memos.
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)
ORDINANCE NO. 220498

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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 related to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and docket memos.

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

WHEREAS, Section 2-50 of the Code of Ordinances currently requires fiscal notes accompany any ordinance or resolution with fiscal impacts; 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, Code of Ordinances, is amended 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 related to the approval of resolution and ordinance drafts and docket memos, to read as follows:

Sec. 2-50. Approval of resolution and ordinance drafts; docket memos.

(a) Approval by requestor. No ordinance or resolution initiated and prepared on the request of the mayor or any member of the city council shall be docketed for council action, unless such requesting official shall have indicated in writing that the official approves such resolution or ordinance as drafted, or that the official's approval of the resolution or ordinance is waived.

(b) Docket memos.

(1) A proposed ordinance shall prior to introduction be accompanied by a docket memo.

(2) The purpose of the docket memo shall be to allow councilmembers and members of the public to easily review the anticipated impacts of legislati...

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