MAY 21, 2010 -- Jackson County Legislators and County Executive Mike Sanders want to hear what citizens have to say about changing the County Charter. Therefore, prior to the Legislature's regular meeting Monday, May 24 -- at a special location, John Knox Village in Lee's Summit -- a public hearing about the Charter will be conducted.
Anyone is welcome to speak during the hearing, scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Citizens can talk about the proposed changes recommended by the Charter Task Force Sanders appointed, or they can share their own suggestions for changing the County Charter.
The Task Force members conducted their work independently and were free to explore whatever changes they thought might be needed for the Charter. The Task Force conducted public hearings April 7 and April 14.
In calling for the public hearing on Monday, May 24, Legislators are anxious to give citizens another opportunity to share their views regarding Charter changes.
"We would love to have any kind of input anybody would have," County Legislative Chairman Henry Rizzo (2nd District At-Large) said.
Eventually, citizens will have the final say about changes to the County Charter. Voters must approve the changes for them to be enacted.
Monday, May 24, 2010 | 1:00 p.m.
John Knox Village
Courtyard Community Center
510 NW Peace Parkway
Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081
CLICK HERE to download a version of the County Charter showing how it would be edited through proposed changes recommended by the Jackson County Charter Task.
CLICK HERE to download a version of the County Charter as it would appear (no edits visible) if adopted with the proposed changes.
CLICK HERE to download a current copy (PDF) of the Jackson County Charter.