§ 8. Order of Business.  

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  • In the ordinary transaction of business at regular meetings, the following order shall be observed:


    Call to Order.


    Adoption of the agenda.


    Acceptance of minutes. The minutes of the preceding meeting shall be presented for acceptance. If the minutes are not accepted within forty (40) days from the taking thereof, they shall be deemed approved without further action by the City Council.


    Presentation and referral of claims, petitions, and other communications.


    Reports of Standing Committees, in alphabetical order.


    Reports of Special Committees, including the Audit and Executive committees, if any.


    Notice of Ordinance Introductions. Notices for the subsequent introduction of ordinances shall be included under this order.


    Introduction & Referral Calendar. Pursuant to notice, ordinances for formal introduction, first reading, and referral shall be included under this order.






    Unfinished Business. Matters under Unfinished Business for three consecutive regular meetings shall be returned to the appropriate standing committee for further consideration.


    New Business. The presentation of new business matters not properly classified under a separate established order shall be included under this order.


    Announcements. Announcements shall be limited to notification of public events or programs of community significance and interest. Concerns or matters of current, pending, or future Council deliberations are not considered announcements. Council Members may not report on their activities or accomplishments.



    Without objection, the presiding officer may re-order any agenda item within the prescribed order of business, or may temporarily set aside an agenda item for action later in the meeting for the convenience of the City Council.

    The order of business for special or other types of meetings shall be determined by the President.

(Res. No. 2013R-381, 8-30-2013; Res. No. 2014R-009, 1-23-2014; Res. No. 2014R-499, 12-5-2014; Res. No. 2016R-534 , 12-9-2016; Res. No. 2018R-018 , 2-17-2018)