Proposed County Charter Amendment Ballot Questions

The Jackson County Legislature has scheduled two more public hearings regarding Ordinance #5102, a proposal to place six questions on the November 6, 2018, general election ballot, asking the county's voters to amend the Jackson County Charter. The six proposed charter amendment questions are listed below. (Approved amendments would take effect January 1, 2019.)

Public Hearings July 16 & July 30

Monday, July 16, 2018 • 2:30 p.m.

Monday, July 30, 2018 • 2:30 p.m.

Each hearing will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse during the regular weekly meeting of the Jackson County Legislature:

Jackson County Courthouse
415 E. 12th Street • Legislative Chamber (2nd Floor)
Kansas City, MO 64106

Questions

The public is encouraged to attend these public hearings. Those who cannot attend can contact their County Legislators. 

If you have any questions, kindly contact Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of the County Legislature at mspino@jacksongov.org or Tedi H. Rowland, Deputy County Clerk at trowland@jacksongov.org.

Quick Links


  1. County Legislature Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article II

Shall Article II of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended in various sections, to provide term limits for members of the County Legislature, to eliminate the County Executive’s power to veto an ordinance passed by the County Legislature to submit a charter amendment to the voters, to eliminate the County Executive’s power to line-item veto a portion or portions of an appropriation ordinance, to modify the specific circumstances under which members of the County Legislature shall forfeit office, to provide a salary increase for members of the County Legislature, to grant the County Legislature the power to disapprove the County Executive’s appointment of acting or interim department directors and other officers, to grant the County Legislature the power to amend the adopted county budget, and to clarify the authority of advisors employed by the County Legislature?

₶ Yes 

₶ No 

CLICK ON the "Article II" tab above to view Article II with the proposed amendment text.

  1. County Executive Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article III

Shall Article III of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended in various sections to provide term limits for the County Executive, to set out specific circumstances under which the County Executive shall forfeit office, to restrict the power of the County Executive to employ experts and consultants, to require the County Executive to notify the County Legislature of any correction of errors in assessment and tax records, and to provide a salary increase for the County Executive?

₶ Yes

₶ No

CLICK ON the "Article III" tab above to view Article III with the proposed amendment text.

  1. Sheriff Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article IV
  3. Article VII

Shall Article IV and Sections 1, 4, and 6 of Article VII of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994 and August 3, 2010, be amended in various sections to provide term limits for the Sheriff, to set out specific circumstances under which the Sheriff shall forfeit office, to grant the Sherriff the duty and authority to operate the county detention center and other detention facilities, to grant the Sheriff limited authority to enter into contracts to support the Sheriff’s Office, and to provide a salary increase for the Sheriff?

₶ Yes

₶ No

CLICK ON the "Article IV" and "Article VII" tabs above to view Articles IV & VII with the proposed amendment text.

  1. Prosecuting Attorney Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article V

Shall Sections 1, 3, and 5 of Article V of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to provide term limits for the Prosecuting Attorney, to set out specific circumstances under which the Prosecuting Attorney shall forfeit office, to grant the Prosecuting Attorney broad authority over the County’s anti-drug/anti-crime sales tax subject to limited legislative oversight, to grant the Prosecuting Attorney sole authority to prosecute cases in County Municipal Court, and to provide a salary increase for the Prosecuting Attorney?

₶ Yes

₶ No

CLICK ON the "Article V" tab above to view Article V with the proposed amendment text.

  1. County Counselor Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article V

Shall Sections 6 and 7 of Article V of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994, and August 3, 2010, be amended to grant the County Legislature the power and duty to appoint and authority to remove the County Counselor and to restrict the County Counselor’s authority to enter into contracts for legal service and to file lawsuits involving the County Legislature?

₶ Yes

₶ No

CLICK ON the "Article V" tab above to view Article V with the proposed amendment text.

  1. Municipal Court Judge Proposed Charter Amendment Question
  2. Article VII

Shall Section 7 of Article VII of the Jackson County Charter, adopted by vote on November 3, 1970, and as amended in public vote on August 8, 1978, April 2, 1985, November 4, 1986, August 2, 1994 and August 3, 2010, be amended to modify the qualifications for appointment as Judge of the County Municipal Court?

₶ Yes

₶ No

CLICK ON the "Article VII" tab above to view Article VII with the proposed amendment text.