§ 2. Officers and Duties.

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    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:


    Have principal supervision over the City Council docket and direct the preparation of an agenda for each of its meetings;


    Convene each meeting of the City Council at the appointed hour and, in the presence of a quorum, proceed to the business to be presented in proper order;


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


    Preserve order and decorum in the Council's proceedings and ensure compliance with these rules to determine the will of the Council;


    Refer all matters to the appropriate committee having proper subject matter jurisdiction;


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


    Speak in preference to others on points of order, inquiry, or information.


    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 by the City Council.


    Clerk: The City Clerk is ex officio Clerk of the City Council and, in that capacity, shall: attend all meetings of the City Council and record the proceedings thereof; superintend the issuance of notices, dockets, agendas, and similar matters; keep and preserve the journals, records, and papers of the City Council; render advice and assistance in the interpretation and application of the rules, procedures, and practices of the City Council; cause committees, officers, and departments to be informed of such duties as they may be charged with by the City Council from time to time; and provide 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.


    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; 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)