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File #: 2016-0086    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2016 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/19/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18221
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: Joe McDermott
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18221.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 01/20/2016
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.
Body
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. Because the council is reorganizing the council and its committees by motion effective January 25, 2016, including modifying council chair and vice-chair positions, committee chair and vice-chair positions, duties and committee meeting times, this ordinance must be enacted as an emergency ordinance in order to be effective on that date to ensure that the regular meeting times of the council's committees are effective contemporaneously with the reorganization of the council.
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)) from August 1 through August 12, 2016 and from December 19 through December 30, 2016. All regular or special meet...

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