§ 5. Committee Management.

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  • The chair of each committee is responsible to the City Council for the effective operation of his or her assigned committee. A committee chair has the same rights, duties, and privileges as other committee members, including the right to introduce business, to speak in debate, and to vote on all matters properly in possession of the committee.


    Duties of Chair. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing statement, it shall be the duty of each chair to:


    Direct the preparation of an agenda for each meeting outlining all matters to be properly presented for consideration and action;


    Convene each meeting at the appointed time, ascertain the presence of a quorum, and proceed to the business of the committee;


    Recognize those entitled to the floor; confine debate to matters under consideration; explain or clarify rules or procedures, decide points of order, speak in preference to others for this purpose; and ensure order and decorum over the committee's proceedings; and


    State and put to vote all matters before the committee and declare the result thereof for the record.


    Vice-Chair. The vice-chair shall preside and perform the foregoing duties in the absence of the chair.


    Committee Clerk. The City Clerk shall assign a clerk to each committee who shall, under the direction of the chair, or its presiding officer, attend to the business operations of the committee.

(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)