File #: 2024-4012   
Type: Continued Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2024
Title: Adoption of Resolution Reauthorizing Resolution No. 16104, which Amended the Rules of Order Governing City Council Meetings Concerning the Consent Calendar, Speaking Times for the Public and Reviewing, Changing or Rescinding Prior Council Actions. (City Clerk 10012010) [Continued from May 21 and June 4, 2024]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1: Rules of Order, 2. Exhibit 1: REVISED Rules or Order, 3. Resolution, 4. Resolution - REVISED, 5. Correspondence, 6. Supplemental Memo
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Adoption of Resolution Reauthorizing Resolution No. 16104, which Amended the Rules of Order Governing City Council Meetings Concerning the Consent Calendar, Speaking Times for the Public and Reviewing, Changing or Rescinding Prior Council Actions. (City Clerk 10012010) [Continued from May 21 and June 4, 2024]

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Lara Weisiger, City Clerk

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

When City Council authorized amendments to the meeting Rules of Order concerning the Consent Calendar, speaking times, and reviewing, changing or rescinding prior Council actions, the motion included direction to have the amendments return to City Council for reauthorization after six months.

BACKGROUND

On May 15, 2018, the City Council adopted Rules of Order governing City Council meetings. The Rules of Order were amended on September 15, 2020, February 16, 2021, May 4, 2021, March 15, 2022, and October 3, 2023. When the City Council adopted Resolution No. 16104 in October 2023, the motion directed that the amendments return to City Council in six months for review and reauthorization.

DISCUSSION

The amendment to the Rules of Order changed Section 5 to allow the Mayor or Councilmembers to ask brief questions or make brief statements on Consent Calendar items without pulling the item for a full discussion or Councilmembers may pull items to request a presentation or full discussion. Any Consent Calendar items pulled are heard after Regular Agenda Items. The changes seem to have effectively streamlined the Consent Calendar.

Another amendment adjusted public comment time limits to be consistent across all sections of the agenda. For all public comment periods, fewer than five speakers may comment for three minutes and five or more speakers may comment for two minutes.

Lastly, a new Section 10 was added to address motions to reconsider and capture the practice of the City Council majority having the discretion to review, chang...

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