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The Clerks Office is consolidated, handling a mix of city and county official business.

What does it mean to be a consolidated City/County Government?

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has been a consolidated government since 1997. It is one of only two governing bodies in the state of Kansas that are consolidated. This means that by joining together, the governing body assumes the responsibilities of both the city of Kansas City, and county of Wyandotte. Consolidation helps address challenges that could otherwise be difficult for the city and county to solve individually.

Consolidating allowed the UG to:

  • Increase efficiency
  • Improve accountability
  • Increase government resources
  • Enhance planning and land development

1997 Consolidation Study Report

Ordinances, Resolutions and Statutes

A resolution states a position or policy of a city or jurisdiction, and usually deals with matters that are special and/or temporary.

An ordinance is a local law that is generally more formal than a resolution, and usually deals with matters that are more general and permanent.

A statute is a written law that is passed by a legislature on the state or federal level.