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File #: 20-314    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/26/2020 In control: Governance and Ethics Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Title: General Discussion and Possible Input on Various City Governance Policies
Attachments: 1. Council Policy 030 - Adding an Item on the Agenda, 2. Council Policy 042 - Reconsideration of Council Action, 3. Resolution No. 17-8435, 4. Early Consideration Policy
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REPORT TO GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
SUBJECT
Title
General Discussion and Possible Input on Various City Governance Policies

Report
BACKGROUND
At the February 11, 2020 City Council meeting, the Council adopted the amended version of Council Policy 030 (Attachment 1), entitled "Adding an Item on the Agenda" by resolution.

Council Policy 042 (Attachment 2), entitled "Reconsideration of Council Action," was adopted by Council in March 2007.

At the May 16, 2017 City Council meeting, the Council adopted Resolution No. 17-8435 (Attachment 3) to approve the Early Consideration Policy (Attachment 4) for General Plan Amendment applications.

DISCUSSION
Council Policy 030
The latest version of Council Policy 030 was amended to clearly state the Council must take action by a majority vote for an item to be referred to a future Council meeting, as well as to outline the procedure for requests from the Council, referrals from Council Committees, and written petitions.

Council Policy 042
Council Policy 042 provides the current procedure for reconsideration of Council action in three parts: Request/Motion for Reconsideration; Reconsideration of Any Council Action; and Effect of Approval of Motion.

Request/Motion for Reconsideration
A request for reconsideration may be made by any person at the same meeting at which the action was taken (including an adjourned or continued meeting), at the next regular meeting of the City Council or at any intervening special meeting of the City Council. A motion to reconsider an action taken by the City Council can be made only by a Councilmember who voted on the prevailing side, but may be seconded by any Councilmember and is debatable. At the time such motion for reconsideration is heard, testimony shall be limited to the facts giving rise to the motion. The motion must be approved by a majority vote of the entire City Council.

Reconsideration of Any Council Action
If an intent to make a motion for reconsideration is communica...

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