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File #: 2015-0333    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2015 In control: Committee of the Whole
On agenda: Final action: 9/8/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18101
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to council rules and order of business; amending Ordinance 11683, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035; and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips
Indexes: Council
Code sections: 1.24.035 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18101.pdf, 2. 2015-0333_SR_Council_rules_mtg_times.docx, 3. 2015-0333_ATT1_Proposed_Ordinance.doc
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AN ORDINANCE relating to council rules and order of business; amending Ordinance 11683, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035; and declaring an emergency.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Section 220.40 of the King County Charter requires the council to adopt by ordinance rules of procedure governing the time, place and conduct of its meetings.
B. Consistent with the county charter, the council adopted by ordinance rules of procedure, which are codified in K.C.C. chapter 1.24, and passed motions related to the organization and administration of the council.
C. The rules ordinance and the organizational motion have been amended from time to time to reflect desired changes in the council's rules of procedure and organization.
D. This ordinance must be enacted as an emergency ordinance in order to be effective immediately to ensure that the regular meeting times of the council's committees are enacted and effective.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 11683, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A.1.a. The time of regular meetings of the council is 1:30 p.m. on Monday of each week, or Tuesday if Monday is a state or county holiday or is a legislative branch furlough day due to a county emergency budget crisis, unless otherwise ordered by the chair or a majority of the council. However, the regular meetings of the council shall not take place on the first and second Mondays in August and the third and fourth Mondays in December. All regular or special meetings of council committees shall be regular or special council meetings, pursuant to council rule 4.F.
b. Each Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. shall be reserved for special standing committee meetings and each fourth and fifth Wednesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. shall be reserved for special regional committee meetings as needed. In order to allow each member sufficient tim...

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