Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

DATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2002

SUBJECT: REVISION TO CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2002- , approving a revision to Section 5.1 (Order of Business) of the City Council Rules of Procedure.

DISCUSSION

Currently Section 5.1 (Order of Business) sets Council Reports near the end of the agenda, as part of other oral reports that do not regularly appear on the agenda. Councilman Clark has requested that Council revise its Rules of Procedure to move City Council Reports to be just prior to Public Comments. This way, oral City Council reports would be heard at approximately 8:40 PM, rather than at the end of the meeting, which typically occurs between 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM.

If accepted, the Rules would be modified as shown below:

5.1 Order of Business

1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance
2. Proclamations, Announcements, Recycling Drawing
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Consent Calendar
5. Public Hearings
6. City Council Reports (after the first recess at approximately 8:40 PM)
67. Public Comments (after the first recess at approximately 8:40 9:00 PM)
78. Regular Business
89. Written Communications
910. Committee Reports
10. City Council Reports
11. City Manager Reports
12. Adjournment

Respectfully submitted:
Carolynn Petru
Assistant City Manager

Reviewed,
Les Evans
City Manager

Attachment:
Resolution No. 2002- ; City Council Rules of Procedure

RESOLUTION NO. 2002-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AMENDING THE CITY COUNCIL OPERATING RULES AND PROCEDURES ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION NO. 2000-01

WHEREAS, on January 18, 2000, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2000-01 setting forth certain rules of order for conducting Council meetings; and,

WHEREAS, the City Council now desires to modify said rules regarding the order of business to be followed at City Council meetings

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES DOES HEREBY FIND, DETERMINE AND RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1: That Rule 5.1 of the City Council Rules of Procedure is hereby amended and shall read as follows:

5.1 Order of Business

1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance
2. Proclamations, Announcements, Recycling Drawing
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Consent Calendar
5. Public Hearings
6. City Council Reports (after the first recess at approximately 8:40 PM)
7. Public Comments (at approximately 9:00 PM)
8. Regular Business
9. Written Communications
10. Committee Reports
11. City Manager Reports
12. Adjournment

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 3rd day of September 2002.

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ATTEST: MAYOR

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CITY CLERK

State of California )
County of Los Angeles ) ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, Jo Purcell, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2002- was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at a regular meeting thereof held on September 3, 2002.

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City Clerk