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File #: 12264-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Approved
File created: 4/8/2022 In control: Chief Clerk
On agenda: Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Motion of the Council of Allegheny County amending and supplementing the Rules of Council, Article III, in order to improve the efficiency and transparency with which items are placed on agendas for regular meetings of Council.
Sponsors: John Palmiere
Attachments: 1. 12264-22.pdf
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Motion of the Council of Allegheny County amending and supplementing the Rules of Council, Article III, in order to improve the efficiency and transparency with which items are placed on agendas for regular meetings of Council.

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Whereas, Allegheny County Council does, from time to time, amend the Rules of Council by which it operates; and

Whereas, as currently drafted, Article III of the Rules of Council govern the processes of placing items on the agendas for regular meetings of Council and publication of those agendas; and

Whereas, it is the desire of Council to amend Article III in order to render this process more efficient and transparent; and

Whereas, Council’s Executive Committee met on March 30, 2022 and recommended the Rule changes contained herein;

The Council of the County of Allegheny therefore hereby moves as follows:

For the reasons delineated herein, the Rules of Council, Article III, Rules C., D., and E. are hereby amended as follows:



ARTICLE III. COUNCIL AGENDAS.


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C. Procedure for Placing Items on the Agenda

1. All items to be included on the agenda, except those submitted by Council Members, must be submitted in written and electronic form to the Clerk no later than 11:00 a.m. the Thursday prior to a regular meeting of Council in the format prescribed by these rules. Each item shall be accompanied by a cover letter from the requesting sponsor and a summary of the legislation being presented.

2. All items which fall under the jurisdiction of the Chief Executive shall be submitted to the Clerk through the County Manager.

3. All items to be included on the agenda sponsored by Council Members, must be fully approved as to form and content by the primary sponsor(s) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to a regular meeting, and submitted in final written and electronic form to the Clerk no later than 11:00 9:00 a.m. on the Friday prior to a regular meeting of Council in the format prescribed by these rules.
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