DISCLAIMER

 

08-0049R


RESOLUTION AMENDING RULE 1 OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL PERTAINING TO TIME AND RULE 9 OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL PERTAINING TO INTRODUCTION OF MEASURES.

BY PRESIDENT REINERT:

     RESOLVED, that Rule 1 of the standing rules of the Duluth city council is amended to read as follows:

Rule 1.    TIME OF MEETINGS.

     (a)  Regular meetings of the council shall be held twice monthly on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m.; provided, however, that if any such Monday falls on a legal holiday, the meeting scheduled for that day shall be held the following Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.; and provided, further, that if the fourth Monday in December falls on December 24, the regular meeting set for that day shall be held on December 26 at 7:00 p.m. Special meetings may be held as provided for in the City Charter. The president of the council may cancel any regular meeting of the council by giving notice to each member of the council at least three days prior to the scheduled date of such meeting; provided that at least two regular or special meetings shall be held each month;

     (b)  Agenda meetings shall be held at 4:45 5:00 p.m. on each Thursday preceding a regular meeting of the council unless such agenda meeting falls on a legal holiday, in which case the president shall set another time and date for such agenda meeting and shall give notice of such time and date to each member of the council at least three days prior to such meeting. The council president may cancel or reschedule any agenda meeting by giving notice to each member of the council at least three days prior to the scheduled date of such meeting;

     (c)  No meeting of the council shall continue past 11:00 p.m. An uncompleted meeting may be adjourned to the next regularly scheduled meeting.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Rule 9 of the standing rules of the Duluth city council is amended to read as follows:

Rule 9.    INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES.

     No second shall be required for the introduction of a resolution or an ordinance. The city administration may propose a resolution or an ordinance to be considered by the council by submitting each such measure to the clerk for inclusion on the city council agenda. A resolution or ordinance proposed by the city administration shall, on the face of it, be identified as “city proposal.” Upon request of a councilor, the councilor shall be identified on the ordinance or resolution as a sponsor of a city proposal. Once submitted to the clerk, a city proposal shall remain on the agenda until one of the following occurs:

     (a)  The administration withdraws it with consent of the presiding officer of the council;

     (b)  It is removed from the agenda by the council at an agenda session or at a council meeting;

     (c)  It is removed from the agenda and referred by the council to another body for review, study, or recommendation;

     (d)  It is duly and finally acted upon by the council.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution must be read twice. It changes the rules to move the starting time for agenda meetings from 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and to allow the administration to introduce matters to the council agenda.