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City of Independence
BILL NO. 19-709Remanded to Audit and Finance Committee

Agenda Title:

19-709 - A resolution amending the Administrative Travel Policy of the City of Independence to include a section regarding the approval and review of City Council and council appointed staff travel expenses. 

This resolution has been added at the request of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Executive Summary:

This resolution amends the administrative travel policy approved by the City Manager to include a section regarding the approval and review of City Council and council staff travel expenses.

In November 2018, the Audit and Finance Committee met to hear the final report of the Management Analyst regarding City Council’s travel expenses and related policies.  At that quarterly meeting, the members of that committee voted unanimously to bring forward a resolution that would require future travel expenses of the City Council and their staff to be approved in the form of a council resolution at a public meeting.   This resolution is in keeping with the recommendations made by the Management Analyst in the referenced report. 

Fiscal Impact:

There is no new fiscal impact to the city. 

Department:          City CouncilContact Person:          Jordan Ellena

City Clerk DepartmentApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Resolution Amending Travel PolicyResolution