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File #: 2018-0176    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/26/2018 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/26/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18697
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
Indexes: Council
Code sections: 1.24.035 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18697.pdf, 2. 18697 amendment pkg 3-26-18.pdf
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Clerk 03/27/2018
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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. Because the council is reorganizing the council and its committees by Motion 15110 (Proposed Motion 2018-0177), effective March 26, 2018, including modifying committees, 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:
Rule 4: Meetings.
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 from ((July 31 through August 11, 2017)) August 6 through August 17, 2018, and from ((December 19 through December 30, 2017)) December 17, 2018 through January 1, 2019. All regular or special...

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