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Record No: Res 32029    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body Governance and Education Committee
On agenda: 12/13/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION adopting General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council; superseding Resolution 31920.
Sponsors: M. Lorena González
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council v3, 2. Att 1 - General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council v3a, 3. Att 1 - General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council v2, 4. Att 1 - General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council, 5. Att 1 Appx A - List of Non-Suspendible Rules
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Central Staff Memo (12/1/21), 3. 2021 Council Rules track changes version 1 (added; 12/2/21), 4. Table of Amendments, 5. Amendment 1, 6. Attachment 1 to the Proposed Amendment 1, 7. Amendment 2, 8. Amendment 3, 9. Amendment 10, 10. Amendment 11, 11. Amendment 19, 12. Amendment 4, 13. Amendment 6A, 14. Amendment 6B, 15. Amendment 6C, 16. Amendment 5, 17. Amendment 12, 18. Amendment 13, 19. Amendment 16, 20. Amendment 15, 21. Proposed Amendment A version 2 (added; 12/13/21), 22. Proposed Amendment B (added; 12/13/21), 23. Proposed Amendment C version 2 (added; 12/13/21)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION adopting General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council; superseding Resolution 31920.
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WHEREAS, by Resolution 31920, 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 conducted a biennial review of its procedures and rules that guide and facilitate Councilmember duties and meeting deliberations; and
WHEREAS, revisions include expansion and clarification of the rules; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE THAT:
Section 1. The City Council adopts Attachment 1 to this resolution, the "General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council."
Section 2. The adopted General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council apply to City Council and meetings starting January 1, 2022.
Section 3. Resolution 31920 shall be superseded on January 1, 2022.
Section 4. The City Council will review the General Rules and Procedures by April 30, 2022 to determine whether and how to move to a session-based calendar process.

Adopted by the City Council the ________ day of _________________________, 2021, and signed by me in open session in authentication of its adoption this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.
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President ____________ of the City Council
Filed by me this ________ day of _________________________, 2021.
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Monica Martinez Simmons, City Clerk
(Seal)

Attachments:
Attachment 1 - General Rules and Procedures of the Seattle City Council
Appendix A - List of Non-Suspendible Rules


Emilia M. Sanchez
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