§ 2. Officers and Duties

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  • A. President: The President is the presiding officer of the City Council and, when present, shall officiate over its proceedings; shall have a voice and vote in all its deliberations; and shall be fully vested with the authority necessary to discharge the duties of office. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is the duty of the President (or presiding officer) to:

    (1) Direct the preparation of the agenda for each meeting of the City Council;

    (2) Convene each meeting of the City Council and, in the presence of a quorum, proceed to the business to be presented in proper order;

    (3) Recognize those entitled to the floor and confine debate to matters under consideration;

    (4) Ensure decorum and compliance with these rules to determine the will of the Council;

    (5) State and put to vote all matters properly introduced and declare the result thereof for the record; and

    (6) Speak in preference to other Council Members on points of order, inquiry, or information.

    B. Vice-President: The Vice-President shall be first to serve as presiding officer in the absence or disability of the President, or whenever the President is acting as Mayor pursuant to the City Charter. In addition, the Vice-President shall have and perform such other duties as may be assigned or delegated from time to time by the President or the City Council.

    C. Clerk: The City Clerk is ex officio Clerk of the City Council and, in that capacity, shall: attend all meetings and sessions; keep and preserve the journal, records, and papers of the City Council; render advice and assistance in interpreting and applying the rules, procedures, and practices of the City Council; cause standing and special committees, officers, and City departments to be informed of such duties as they may be charged with by the City Council from time to time; and provide such information to the City Council or its committees, when requested, as the Clerk may possess relating to the City, its affairs, or the actions of the City Council.

    D. Other Officers: The City Council may provide for other officers of its own body that it deems necessary, including the process for selection of the officer and the duties to be assigned.

(Res. No. 2013R-381, 8-30-2013)