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File #: 2020-8092   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020
Title: Consider Adoption of Resolution Amending Section 6 of Resolution No. 15382, which Adopted Rules of Order Governing City Council Meetings. (Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft and Councilmember Oddie) [Not heard July 7 or 14, or September 1, 2020]
Attachments: 1. Resolution

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Consider Adoption of Resolution Amending Section 6 of Resolution No. 15382, which Adopted Rules of Order Governing City Council Meetings.  (Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft and Councilmember Oddie) [Not heard July 7 or 14, or September 1, 2020]

 

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COUNCIL REFERRAL FORM

 

The Council can take any of the following actions:

1) Take no action.

2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item.

3) Take dispositive action if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

 

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft and Councilmember Jim Oddie

 

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): June 15, 2020

 

Council Meeting date: July 7, 2020

 

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral: On May 15, 2020, the Council adopted new rules of order governing City Council meetings.  This referral suggests minor modifications to the rules to help improve the effectiveness of Council meetings.

 

The first suggestion is that, given the increased use of Council sub-committees, Councilmember presentation time and discussion of procedural matters should be excluded from that Councilmember’s nine-minute speaking time limit.

 

The second suggestion seeks to formalize the Mayor's current practice of allowing staff presenters to complete their staff presentation before Councilmembers ask clarifying questions.

 

A draft resolution to adopt these proposed changes is attached and available for Council approval.

 

Priority Ranking:

 

 ↑ Urgent

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Important →

 

____ 1 = Not urgent, not important

____ 2 = Urgent, not important

____ 3 = Urgent and important

__X_ 4 = Not urgent, important