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.
Recording the Record
We record & maintain items like
- Meeting minutes
- Code of Ordinances
- Tax Rolls
Protecting the Documents
We maintain efficient document handling of all kinds like:
- Maintaining the tax rolls
- Processing official mail delivery
- Protecting electronic & physical documents
Maintaining Compliance with Open Records Act
We make sure the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) is followed. This includes;
- Publicly posting meeting dates and times
- Make meeting notes & records available to the public
- Providing a path for open records to be requested