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Record No: Res 31868    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 3/18/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to City Council confirmation and reconfirmation of City department heads; describing the steps that the City Council intends to follow; outlining materials that should be submitted to the City Council prior to and as part of a nomination; describing general criteria that the Council intends to consider when evaluating the search process for an appointment and department head candidates; and superseding Resolution 30962.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Substitute v9 (added; 3/19/19), 3. Proposed Amendment 1 (added; 3/19/19), 4. Proposed Substitute v7, 5. Signed Resolution 31868, 6. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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A RESOLUTION relating to City Council confirmation and reconfirmation of City department heads; describing the steps that the City Council intends to follow; outlining materials that should be submitted to the City Council prior to and as part of a nomination; describing general criteria that the Council intends to consider when evaluating the search process for an appointment and department head candidates; and superseding Resolution 30962.
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WHEREAS, the City Charter and the Seattle Municipal Code provide that the heads of certain City departments are subject to appointment or reappointment by the Mayor, and confirmation or reconfirmation by the City Council every four years; and
WHEREAS, the confirmation and reconfirmation processes for a department head candidate affords the City Council and the public an opportunity to review the candidate's leadership, accomplishments, vision, goals, priorities, challenges, management, and decision-making approaches; and
WHEREAS, the selection, confirmation, and reconfirmation processes also afford the City Council and the public an opportunity to hear the Mayor's goals and vision for a department, as well as the desired qualifications, experience, accomplishment, leadership, and other qualities for the position of department head; and
WHEREAS, the selection, confirmation, and reconfirmation considerations set forth in this resolution are in accordance with the concept of checks and balances between the Executive and Legislative branches of government, and ensure that highly competent, inclusive, and dedicated individuals are in key City management positions; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 30962, adopted by the City Council in March 2007, outlines the process and general performance criteria for confirmation and reconfirmation of department heads within ten weeks of submittal, but does not explicitly address what the Council will evaluate regarding the search process, includi...

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