§ 3. Rulings by Presiding Officer; Appeals.  

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  • The presiding officer shall decide all questions of order and priority in debate. Any Council Member may appeal from the decision of the presiding officer. On every appeal so taken, the presiding officer shall have the right to give reasons for the decision and the Council Member appealing shall be permitted to explain the basis for his or her appeal. The question on any appeal shall then be: "Shall the decision of the presiding officer be sustained?" No other business shall be in order until the appeal has been decided by majority vote without debate.

(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)