AMENDING STANDING RULE 7 OF STANDING RULES OF THE DULUTH CITY COUNCIL.
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.
appearance of a quorum, the council shall then proceed to the business
before it in the following order:
Pledge of allegiance;
Approval of minutes of previous meeting(s);
Presentation of petitions and other communications;
Reports of mayor, administrative assistant and other officers;
Reports of boards and commissions;
Reports of council committees;
Reports of council open issues;
Opportunity for citizens to be heard;
New business, motions, resolutions;
Introduction and consideration of ordinances;
Councilor questions and comments.
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