04-0288R

RESOLUTION AMENDING STANDING RULE 7 OF STANDING RULES OF THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

BE IT RESOLVED, that Rule 7 of the Standing Rules of the Duluth city council, adopted May 13, 2002, is amended by deleting the last paragraph thereof, so that Rule 7 reads as follows:

Rule 7. ORDER OF BUSINESS FOR ALL MEETINGS EXCEPT ANNUAL ORGANIZATION MEETING.

Upon the appearance of a quorum, the council shall then proceed to the business before it in the following order:
1. Roll call;
2. Pledge of allegiance;
3. Approval of minutes of previous meeting(s);
4. Presentation of petitions and other communications;
5. Reports of mayor, administrative assistant and other officers;
6. Reports of boards and commissions;
7. Reports of council committees;
8. Reports of council open issues;
9. Opportunity for citizens to be heard;
10. Unfinished business;
11. New business, motions, resolutions;
12. Introduction and consideration of ordinances;
13. Councilor questions and comments.
Any citizen desiring to be heard may be given three minutes for such purpose and with the unanimous consent of members of the council then present, such citizen may be heard on the same subject for such additional period of time as may be permitted by the presiding officer.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution removes the provision that allows five minutes of speaking time for a citizen representing a group. Individuals continue to qualify for three minutes. This resolution requires two readings and a 2/3 vote for passage.