Appendix A. RULES OF CITY COUNCIL  


I. - RULES
§ 1. Purpose; Procedural Authority.
§ 2. Suspension of Rules.
§ 3. Amendment of Rules.
II. - ORGANIZATION
§ 1. Organizational Meeting.
§ 2. Officers and Duties.
III. - MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL
§ 1. Meetings, generally.
§ 2. Special Meetings.
§ 3. Adjourned Meetings.
§ 4. Closed Meetings.
§ 5. Study Sessions.
§ 6. Calendar & Notices.
§ 7. Quorum.
§ 8. Order of Business.
§ 9. Informal Consideration.
§ 10. Seating and office arrangements.
§ 11. Attendance upon the dais.
§ 12. Public Attendance and Participation.
§ 13. Acknowledgment of Public Recording of Meetings.
IV. - COMMITTEES
§ 1. Committees: Purpose, Appointment & Structure.
§ 2. Standing Committees.
§ 3. Special Committees.
§ 4. Subcommittees.
§ 5. Committee Management.
V. - COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
§ 1. Committee of the Whole as a Standing Committee.
§ 2. Special Events & Presentations.
VI. - COMMITTEE PROCEDURES
§ 1. Meetings.
§ 2. Quorum.
§ 3. Rules and Procedures in Committee.
§ 4. Consideration of Committee Business.
§ 5. Discharge of Committee.
§ 6. Voting in Committees.
§ 7. Committee Reports.
VII. - PUBLIC HEARINGS
§ 1. Public Hearing, Defined.
§ 2. Role of the Chair.
§ 3. Public Speakers.
§ 4. Public Hearing Required for Certain Appointments.
VIII. - MOTIONS, DEBATE & VOTING
§ 1. Motions.
§ 2. Debate.
§ 3. Rulings by Presiding Officer; Appeals.
§ 4. Voting.
§ 5. Reconsideration.
§ 6. Rescission of Previous Action.
§ 7. Presentation of Official Acts to the Mayor.
§ 8. Consideration of Mayoral Veto.
IX. - ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS
§ 1. Ordinances: Manner of Introduction.
§ 2. Ordinances: Title, Author(s) & Enacting Clause.
§ 3. Ordinances: Number of Readings.
§ 4. Ordinances: Introduction by Unanimous Consent.
§ 5. Ordinances: Emergency Action.
§ 6. Ordinances: Enactment Procedure.
§ 7. Ordinances: Return to Author.
§ 8. Resolutions.
§ 9. Ordinances & Resolutions: Expiration.
X. - JOURNAL & RECORDS
§ 1. Journal of Proceedings.
§ 2. Petitions & Communications.
§ 3. Publication.
§ 4. Codification.
KEY TO PROCEDURAL CITATIONS & REFERENCES
ORDINANCE FLOWCHART
CHART OF REQUIRED VOTES

Adopted pursuant to RESOLUTION 2018R-018
February 17, 2018