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City of Independence
BILL NO. 17-044Ord.No:          18742

Agenda Title:

17-044 - 2R. An Ordinance amending the Independence City Code Chapter 1, Article 40. Tourism Commission.

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department recommends approval of this Ordinance.
Executive Summary:

This Ordinance amends the Independence City Code Chapter 1, Article 40. Tourism Commission by changing the organizational structure of the Tourism Commission, the number of Tourism Commission members and removing the term limits for the Tourism Commission members.

These amendments establish a new organizational structure for the Tourism Commission and removes the term limits for its members.  Specifically, the Tourism Commission would change from 15 members to 9 members representing the organizations stated in the Article.  The proposed amendments are necessary as it has been a challenge to keep all positions filled and to have a quorum at all scheduled meetings with the number of members currently in the Tourism Commission. The purpose of this group, as detailed in the original Ordinance, will not change. The Tourism Commission will provide assistance, advocacy and input on tourism related operations and initiatives. The Tourism Commission fully endorsed changing the group’s organizational structure at its last Executive Board meeting held on February 21, 2017 and the last regular meeting held on February 28, 2017.


The Tourism Commission will move into compliance with the new order through attrition of existing members.  The additional members will become non-voting members until the expiration of their current terms.  


Fiscal Impact:


Department:          Parks|Recreation|TourismContact Person:          Eric Urfer, Director

City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

Tourism Commission - Amend City Code