Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: CA-3-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Charter Amendment Status: Adopted
File created: 4/6/2019 In control: Rules & City Government Committee
On agenda: 6/10/2019 Final action: 6/10/2019
Title: Office of Law - For the purpose of establishing an Office of Law.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley, Sheila Finlayson
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. CA-3-19 Office of Law First Reader.pdf, 2. CA-3-19 Staff Report and Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
Title
Office of Law - For the purpose of establishing an Office of Law.
Body
CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Charter Amendment 3-19

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley and Alderwoman Finlayson

Referred to
Rules and City Government Committee


A CHARTER AMENDMENT Resolution concerning

Office of Law

FOR the purpose of establishing an Office of Law.

BY repealing and reenacting the following portions of the City Charter:
Article V, Section 4


SECTION I: BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Charter of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

THE CHARTER
Article V - MAYOR

Sec. 4. - City attorneyOFFICE OF LAW.

(A) THERE IS ESTABLISHED AN OFFICE OF LAW. The office of the mayorLAW SHALL BE SUPERVISED BY include the general counsel for the city who shall be known as the city attorney. The city attorney shall be appointed on the basis of his/her HIS OR HER knowledge of municipal law and administration, shall be a member in good standing of the Bar of Maryland, shall have been actively engaged in the practice of law in the state of Maryland for at least five (5) years, and shall not maintain a private practice except to the extent authorized by the city council.

(B) THE CITY ATTORNEY SHALL HAVE ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES AS SET FORTH IN THE CITY CODE.


SECTION II: AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that a notice of public hearing was published on the proposed charter amendment, at least 21 days in advance of the public hearing that was held on .

SECTION III: AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the date of adoption of this Resolution is _____, 20__, and the amendments of the Charter of the City of Annapolis, hereby enacted shall become effective on _____, 20__, unless a proper petition for referendum hereon shall be filed as permitted by law within 40 days of adoption, provided a complete and exact copy of this Resolution shall be continuously posted on the bul...

Click here for full text