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File #: 2020-3758    Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: City Council Rules Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2020 Final action: 12/3/2020
Title: Discussion of what majority is required to forward an item to the City Council with a recommendation for approval and what the status of an item is that either fails to receive an affirmative vote or results in a tie vote.
Attachments: 1. Current Sec.2_60.4 Duties of Committee Chair Committee organization.
Related files: BILL NO. 21-46, BILL NO. 21-47

Title

Discussion of what majority is required to forward an item to the City Council with a recommendation for approval and what the status of an item is that either fails to receive an affirmative vote or results in a tie vote.

 

Body

The Committee has discussed the confusion surrounding the majority necessary to pass an item onto Council with a recommendation for approval and the status of an item that fails to pass due to a tie vote or a vote of no.  Staff was directed at the last meeting to bring this forward as a discussion item.  Attached is the relevant provision of the current rules for your review.  Staff has also included some comments regarding the rules in an effort to assist in framing the issues that need to be discussed.

 

Presenter

Brian Head, City Attorney