KC chamber wants Jackson County legislators to remove charter questions from fall ballot

Posted at 9:05 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-29 22:05:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce wants Jackson County legislators to remove charter amendment questions from the November ballot.

Among the proposed changes would be term limits for the county prosecutor and sheriff.

Joe Reardon, President and CEO of the chamber, made the request on behalf of the chamber in a letter released Wednesday.

The letter states the 2018 Charter amendments were "crafted without a clear process and with limited opportunity for citizen and business input.''

Reardon and the chamber want a formal charter review commission to study changes to the charter.

County Executive Frank White vetoed the amendment questions a week ago.

Legislators overrode his veto on a 6-3 vote at Monday's county legislative meeting.

The election is Nov. 6.