The Blue Springs Municipal Code
represents the most current regulations adopted by the city. The document is a compilation of ordinances of the city. Following adoption by the City Council, ordinances of a general and permanent nature are codified into the Municipal Code. Codification is completed twice a year. This code guides how the city is governed and is updated as the city grows and changes.
The City of Blue Springs Home Rule Charter
, much like the U.S. Constitution, contains the rules which describe how the city functions, organizes itself, and makes the decisions that affect residents’ daily lives. The charter sets parameters for what laws and rules may be adopted by City Council, what kind of services the public receives, and how tax dollars are collected and spent.
In April of 1993, Blue Springs overwhelmingly voted to create a Charter Review Commission that is mandated to review and recommend changes to the Home Rule City Charter no less than every 5 years.