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File #: BILL NO. 21-189    Name:
Type: Ordinance - Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Title: An Ordinance redrawing and establishing City Council district boundaries for the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri. (Note: First reading by Council on September 21, 2021. Passed by unanimous vote.)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Exhibit A, 3. 2021-09-08 Update Memo
Related files: 2021-4226, 2021-4338, 2021-4356, 2021-4385

Title

An Ordinance redrawing and establishing City Council district boundaries for the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri.

(Note: First reading by Council on September 21, 2021. Passed by unanimous vote.)

 

Body

Issue/Request:

An ordinance redrawing district boundaries for the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri.

 

Key Issues:

 

                     Section 9.4 of the Charter for the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri (“City Charter”), requires the establishment by ordinance of City Council district boundaries following each decennial census; and,

                     Section 82.110, RSMo, provides that City district boundaries may be redrawn by ordinance of the City Council; and,

                     In compliance with the City Charter, City Council directed staff to prepare options for City Council district boundaries; and,

                     City Council established the following guideline to assist in their consideration of City Council district boundaries: that the ideal population per district be 25,277; that any deviations in population between the districts be confined to less than 5% of the 25,277 ideal; that continuity of existing districts be maintained as much as possible; that districts be compact and contiguous; that communities of interest be preserved as much as possible; and that district lines be developed that are consistent with natural boundaries, such as highways, arterial roadways, railroad tracks, or streams and rivers; and,

                     On September 14, 2021, staff presented the final recommendation to the City Council, as reflected in the map attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference; and,

 

Proposed City Council Motion:

 

I move for adoption of an ordinance redrawing district boundaries for the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri.

 

Background:

Detailed background information can be found in the attached memo. 

 

Impact/Analysis:

The population deviation between each proposed City Council district is below the established 5% deviation from optimum for each district.  When each district is compared to the other districts, there is a maximum population deviation of approximately 7.3%, which is below the maximum deviation of 10%.

 

Presenter

Ryan Elam, Director of Development Services

Brian Head, City Attorney

 

Recommendation

Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the ordinance.