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File #: Ord 19-15    Version: 1 Name: 4.04 charter amendment - council meetings
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Amending Chapter 4.04 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul to allow for cancellation of council meetings pursuant to a process outlined by ordinance.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Letter to Council re Charter Commission Recommended Changes, 2. Public Hearing Notice Chapter 4.pdf, 3. Charter Commission Draft Minutes February 11, 2019
Related files: Ord 19-36

Title

Amending Chapter 4.04 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul to allow for cancellation of council meetings pursuant to a process outlined by ordinance.

 

Body

WHEREAS, on February 11, 2019, the Charter Commission voted to recommend changes to Chapter 4.04 of the City Charter related to the business meetings of the City Council; and

WHEREAS, the Council is in favor of such changes; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby does hereby ordain:

Section 1

Section 4.04 of the Charter of the City of Saint Paul is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 4.04-- Business Meetings

The council shall hold at least one (1) meeting each week, except during any week when such meeting would be the fifth meeting in that calendar month and except for such meetings that the council provides a minimum of ninety (90) days’ notice of cancellation under a procedure outlined by ordinance. during the weeks in which the legal holidays of Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas occur.  Notice of the date, time and place of any council meeting shall comply with the requirements of state law and any additional requirements adopted by the council by ordinance. The president of the council may call special meetings of the council, and the secretary of the council shall do so on written request signed by four (4) councilmembers. Special meetings may be held anywhere in the city. Notice of the date, time and place of special meetings shall be served upon each member of the council and the mayor in a manner prescribed by the council by ordinance. The business conducted at special meetings shall be confined to that stated in the notice.

Section 2

This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force ninety (90) days following passage, approval and publication.

 

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