Special Committee of the Commission on Ethics Reform to hold public hearing this Thursday on draft Code of Ethics

April 17, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Mayor’s panel releases draft of ethics overhaul to the public

The Mayor’s Commission on Ethics Reform will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 19, following Council Session on the 26th floor of City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will take comments on the Commission’s proposed overhaul of the Kansas City Municipal Code of Ethics.

“The Commission has gone above and beyond what was asked when I tasked them with reviewing the city’s ethics code. The reforms they have proposed are comprehensive. They have literally rewritten the code from beginning to end, reviewing decades of jumbled, and often competing sections, to present to the Council a cohesive and effective new code. I appreciate their efforts and encourage the public to review their work. Building trust in government is key to efficient government. The proposed changes are an excellent step in a positive direction,” said Mayor Sly James.

Documents for public review:

Draft Code of Ethics >>>

Section-by-section summary of proposed changes to the Code of Ethics >>>

Both documents are posted on the Mayor’s website for review kcmayor.org.

Special Committee of the Commission on Ethics Reform
Public Hearing Agenda

Thursday, April 19, 2012

6:00 p.m.

City Hall, Council Chambers, 26th Floor

414 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO  64106

  1. Roll Call
  2. Welcome
  3. Review of draft ethics code
  4. Public Comments
  5. New / other business
  6. Next steps
  7. Adjourn

The City Clerk’s Office now has equipment for the hearing-impaired for use with every meeting. To check out the equipment please see the secretary for each committee. Be prepared to leave your Driver’s License.

Contact: Danny Rotert: 816-513-6581 or cell: 816-547-6418