BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that Rule 14 of the standing rules of the Duluth city council be amended to read as follows:
Rule. 14 COMMITTEES.
Appointments to council committees shall be made by the presiding officer with the consent of a simple council majority except that the presiding officer shall appoint one of the councilors who has been appointed by the mayor and approved by the council to serve as a Duluth economic development authority (DEDA) commissioner to chair the council finance committee and the other councilor who has been appointed by the mayor and approved by the council to serve as a DEDA commissioner to chair the council planning and economic development committee. Said appointments shall be for the remainder of each councilor’s respective term in office and shall not require council approval.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that no commissioner may take office until all commissioners are qualified, appointed and approved to take office.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to amend Rule 14 of the Standing Rules of the city council to jibe with the amended DEDA enabling resolution. Pursuant to the amended enabling resolution, two city councilors are appointed by the mayor and approved by the council to serve as DEDA commissioners for the remainder of their term in office. The amendment to Rule 14 requires that the presiding officer appoint one of these councilors as chair of the economic development committee and the other as chair of the planning and economic development committee, and further, that appointments as chairs to these committees are for the remainder of the councilors’ term in office. These two appointments do not require council approval since the council already approved these councilors’ appointments as DEDA commissioners. No commissioner may take office until all commissioners are qualified, appointed, and approved to take office. Until that time, the nine city councilors will continue to be DEDA commissioners.