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File #: 21-0952    Name: Order of business resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/8/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Revised Resolution for the Order of Business of Council Meetings. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 21-0952_Resolution, 2. 21-0952_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: APRIL 21, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

DOCKET TITLE:
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Consideration of Revised Resolution for the Order of Business of Council Meetings. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of amendments to the order of business of City Council meetings.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the revised attached resolution which (1) adds "Reports and Recommendation from the City Manager" at the first legislative meeting; (2) adds "Ordinances and Resolutions (not on consent or roll-call consent) at the first legislative meeting; and (3) adds "Roll-Call Consent Calendar" to the regular public hearing meeting.

BACKGROUND: As a result of City Council discussion, City staff has drafted a revised order of business. The purposed purpose is to clarify meeting order practices for legislative meetings and to add a Roll-Call Consent Calendar item for public hearing meetings, so that City Council may consider ordinances that are do not have speakers and are routine as a block and earlier in the docket, as has been the practice.

On November 28, 2017, City Council voted to revise the Order of Business for Council meeting, which included moving Oral Reports from the City Manager to earlier in the City Council meeting docket and formalizing a previous Council action moving Oral Reports from City Council on Boards, Commissions, and Committees to earlier on the docket. This revision also included scheduling Executive Session just after Roll Call, as well as just before adjournment (if required).

DISCUSSION: The attached resolution, proposed the following order of business for the legislative meetings.

1. At the first legislative meeting (business) the order of business shall be as follows:

(a) Calling the Roll.
(b) Executive Session (if required)
(c) Moment of Silence and Pledge of Alle...

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