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File #: 17532-23    Version: 1
Type: Briefing/Report (Dept,BCC) - Action Requested Status: Council Business
File created: 6/14/2023 In control: County Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 9/5/2023 Final action:
Title: Council Rules Committee Update
Presenters: County Council - Regular Session; Theresa Cull; Melanee Hand; Suzie Havemann
Indexes (Council Goals): Quality Excellence - Effective, Efficient, and Reliable Services, Quality Governance - Communication and Engagement
Attachments: 1. A - August 8, 2023 Council Procedural Rules Update - Redlined.pdf, 2. B - August 8, 2023 Council Procedural Rules Update - Draft Proposed Final.pdf


Council Rules Committee Update

Recommended Action

I move that Council approve the proposed 2023 Procedural Rules as presented [or with the following changes:   _______].

Board, Commission or Committee Recommendation

The Rules Council Committee recommends approval of revised Council Procedural Rules.


Several items were sent to the Rules Council Committee for consideration.  The committee met several times with County Attorney Alvin Leaphart.  The proposed revised Council Procedural Rules are shown in Attachment A (redlined version) and Attachment B (clean version). 


Below are the highlights of the proposed changes: 


-- “Chair” and “Council Members” sections under “Officers and Members” - a lot of editing to shorten and remove unnecessary verbiage.

-- Council Meetings - public comment changes; comments in writing

-- Meeting Agendas - consent agenda changes

-- New “Council Working Groups” section to replace “Council Committees”

-- Added Utilities/BPU to Attachments A and B

-- Removed Attachment D (Process for Selection of BPU Member)


Council could make changes to the proposed procedural rules before approving or Council could not approve the changes and ask the Rules Committee to continue their work on the items.

Fiscal and Staff Impact/Planned Item

There is minimal fiscal and staff impact due to this item.


A - August 8, 2023 Council Procedural Rules Update - Redlined

B - August 8, 2023 Council Procedural Rules Update - Draft Proposed Final