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File #: O-12-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed
File created: 2/14/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/12/2018 Final action: 3/12/2018
Title: Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities - Attendance at Meetings - For the purpose of permitting members of certain Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities to attend meetings via telephone conference; limiting the attendance of members via telephone conference to non-quasi-judicial government units; permitting attendance by a member via telephone conference to count toward the meeting quorum; and matters generally relating to permitting certain meeting attendance via telephone conference.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-12-18 Attendance_at_meetings.pdf, 2. O-12-18 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-12-18 Fiscal Impact.pdf, 4. O-12-18 Mayor's Proposed Amendments.pdf, 5. O-12-19 Amendment No 2 Savidge.pdf

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Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities - Attendance at Meetings - For the purpose of permitting members of certain Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities to attend meetings via telephone conference; limiting the attendance of members via telephone conference to non-quasi-judicial government units; permitting attendance by a member via telephone conference to count toward the meeting quorum; and matters generally relating to permitting certain meeting attendance via telephone conference.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Ordinance 12-18

 

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley

 

Referred to

Rules and City Government Committee

 

 

AN ORDINANCE concerning

 

Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities - Attendance at Meetings

 

FOR                     the purpose of permitting members of certain Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities to attend meetings via telephone conference; limiting the attendance of members via telephone conference to non-quasi-judicial government units; permitting attendance by a member via telephone conference to count toward the meeting quorum; and matters generally relating to permitting certain meeting attendance via telephone conference.

 

BY                     repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2018 Edition

                     2.04.050

 

 

SECTION I:                     BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

TITLE 2 - ADMINISTRATION

 

Chapter 2.04 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

 

Section 2.04.050 - Attendance at meetings.

 

                     All appointed members of committees, commissions, boards and authorities shall attend their respective meetings on a regular basis. For the purpose of this section, “attendance” includes the participation of a member via pre-arranged telephone conference.  A member may attend a meeting via telephone conference no more than four times within one calendar year.  Attendance at a meeting via telephone conference shall count toward the meeting quorum.  Members of quasi-judicial committees, commissions, boards and authorities are prohibited from attending meetings via telephone conference.

 

                     If any member who is entitled to vote is absent for three consecutive meetings or is absent for more than four meetings within one calendar year, the Chair shall notify the Mayor and City Council in writing within ten days.  For the purpose of this Section, “absent” does not include participation of a member via pre-arranged telephone conference.

 

 

SECTION  II:   AND  BE  IT  FURTHER  ESTABLISHED  AND  ORDAINED  BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that this ordinance shall take effect from the date of its passage.

 

 

 

EXPLANATION

Underlining indicates matter added to existing law.

[Strikethrough] indicates matter stricken from existing law.