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Record No: Res 31659    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 5/2/2016
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION revising certain General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council; amending Attachment 1 of Resolution 31639, Section XI.D.
Sponsors: Bruce Harrell
Attachments: 1. Att 1- General Rules and Procedures of the City Council v2, 2. Att 1- General Rules and Procedures of the City Council v1, 3. Appx A to Att 1 - List of Non-Suspendible Rules
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment, 3. Signed_Resn_31659.pdf, 4. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION _________________

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A RESOLUTION revising certain General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council; amending Attachment 1 of Resolution 31639, Section XI.D.
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WHEREAS, by Resolution 31639, the Seattle City Council adopted "General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council" to govern both its internal management and the procedures available to the public, in conformance with the City Charter and the customary practice of legislative bodies; and
WHEREAS, the Council procedures and rules guide and facilitate Councilmember duties and meeting deliberations as well as provide the public with an understanding of Council functions; and
WHEREAS, periodic alterations to the Council's procedures are appropriate to improve the Council's operations and its interactions with the general public; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THAT:
Section 1. Attachment 1 of Resolution 31639, Section XI.D of Chapter XI, Public Participation and Access, of the "General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council," is amended as follows:
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D. Disruptions of Full Council Meetings and Committee Meetings.
1. Disruptions of Full Council and Committee meetings are prohibited. Disruptions include but are not limited to the following:
a. Failure of a speaker to comply with the allotted time established for the individual speaker's public comment;
b. Outbursts from members of the public who have not been recognized by the presiding officer for public comment;
c. Comments that are not in compliance with XI.C.2.a or XI.C.3.a, or that are unrelated to the particular proposed Ordinance, Resolution, or other legislative action on which a public hearing is being held;
d. Delaying the orderly conduct or progress of the public comment period, including a failure to respect the process of accommodating individuals who wish to provide public comment;
e. Use of an allotted individual comment period for pu...

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