City of Kent Legislation
The Kent City Charter, Section 35 defines acts of Council
requiring passage of legislation. Click here
to read Section 35 of the Charter.
All ordinances and resolutions must be read, by title only, at three
separate meetings. Council may, by a three-fourth majority vote
(or seven members), suspend the three readings. This would enable
them to consider and pass legislation on the same night.
Council may enact the "emergency" clause
which allows legislation to become effective as of the date of passage. If they choose
not to enact the emergency clause, legislation takes effect at a later date. Generally,
unless otherwise specified, the least time allowed by law is thirty days.
Below is a list of all legislation passed since 2007. After clicking on
the year, click on the legislation number to read the entire piece of
legislation. If you wish to
review the minutes where a specific legislation was passed, click on the date.
Some legislation contains maps, deeds, or other items,
known as exhibits, that are not available electronically. Those
items are on file with the original signed legislation in the Kent City
Council office, located at 320 S. Depeyster Street, Kent. OH.