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File #: 2021-0403    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2021 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #: 19346
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: Claudia Balducci
Indexes: Council
Code sections: 1.24.035 -
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19346
Drafter
Clerk 10/12/2021
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 XXXXX (Proposed Motion 2021-0404), effective October 12, 2021, including modifying committees, committee chair and vice-chair positions and duties, this ordinance must be enacted as an emergency ordinance in order to be effective and 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 hereby amended to read as follows:
Rule 4: Meetings.
A.1.a. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the time of regular meetings of the council is 1:00 p.m. on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month; the time of work sessions is 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. However, the regular meetings of the council shall not take place: from April 12, 2021, through April 16, 2021; from August 2, 2021, through August 13, 2021; and from December 15, 2021, through January 3, 2022. All regular or special meetings of council committees shall be regular or special council meetings, in acc...

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