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Legislation #: 070585 Introduction Date: 5/3/2007
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 5/17/2007
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Standing Rules 9, 21 and 34 of the City Council by providing for a business session at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the legislative session; establishing deadlines for docketing legislation; and establishing the Finance and Audit Committee as the Committee to review proposed rule changes.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/3/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2007 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
5/9/2007 Immediate Adoption as a Committee Substitute
5/10/2007 Councilmember Hermann Move To Hold On Docket
5/10/2007 Held on Docket (5/17/2007)
5/17/2007 Councilmember Hermann Move to Amend
5/17/2007 Adopted as Substituted and Amended

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 070585, AS AMENDED

 

Amending Standing Rules 9, 21 and 34 of the City Council by providing for a business session at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the legislative session; establishing deadlines for docketing legislation; and establishing the Finance and Audit Committee as the Committee to review proposed rule changes.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Standing Rules of the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri are amended by repealing Standing Rules 9, Weekly Business Sessions, 21, Ordinance preparation time schedule, and 34, To amend rules, and enacting new Standing Rules 9, 21 and 34, to read as follows:

Rule 9. Weekly Business Sessions.

A weekly business session of the council shall be scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm., preceding the regular meetings of the council, in the council committee room on the 10th floor of City Hall, unless such business session be dispensed with or a more convenient time or place therefor be fixed by the Mayor and/or Council. The subjects to be considered thereat shall be determined by the Council. The City Manager shall prepare the agenda for each weekly business session, which agenda shall include any subject matter requested by a member of the Council, as limited by this rule, and shall always include agenda items 1.) for approving the minutes of the prior weekly business session, 2.) for discussing ordinances, resolutions and communications listed on that days Council legislative docket or to be introduced from the floor during that days Council legislative session and 3.) for requesting items to be placed on future business session agendas. The City Manager shall announce the time and place of meeting to all members of the council, to department heads, to the city clerk and to other persons whose participation shall be required. No item currently pending before a council committee shall be docketed by a councilmember without the approval of that committee chairperson. No item shall be docketed for consideration at the business session after 1:30 p.m. on the day prior to the session without approval of the mayor and/or City Manager. The mayor, or mayor pro tempore, shall preside at such business sessions, and only members of the Council, city officials, and persons so indicated upon the formal agenda, shall be permitted to address any such session.

Rule 21. Ordinance preparation time schedule.

Ordinance or resolution requests initiated by the city manager or department heads, prepared by the Law Department to appear on the next immediate docket, must be delivered to the city clerk by noon two days prior to the council meeting at which the legislation is to be introduced. Requests for docketing of items by members of the city council or the mayor must be delivered to the Law Department by noon two days prior to the council meeting at which the legislation is to be introduced.

 

An ordinance or resolution received by the city clerk after the times specified above shall be processed but not docketed, unless presented by a member at the regular meeting and approval is given by the council in accordance with these rules. It shall be the duty of the city clerk to publish by nine oclock a.m. (9:00 a.m.) of the day of a regular or special council meeting a docket setting forth by number and full descriptive title, all ordinances, resolutions, and documents to come before the council for consideration that day. Copies of this docket shall be distributed to the members at the scheduled business session on the day of the meeting.

Rule 34. To amend rules.

Proposed amendments or rules shall be referred to the Finance and Audit Committee for its report and recommendations and may be adopted by a majority vote of the members of the council. No amendment or rule may be adopted at the same meeting at which it is introduced.

 

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