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File #: O-11-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action: 5/26/2020
Title: City Council Meetings - Attendance - For the purpose of allowing a member of the City Council to attend a regularly scheduled Council meeting by electronic means; placing limitations on remote attendance; and generally related to attending Council meetings remotely.
Sponsors: Sheila Finlayson
Indexes: Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-11-20 Council Meetings - Remote Attendance First Reader.pdf, 2. O-11-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. O-11-20 Fiscal impact Note.pdf, 4. O-11-20 SIGNED.pdf
Title
City Council Meetings - Attendance - For the purpose of allowing a member of the City Council to attend a regularly scheduled Council meeting by electronic means; placing limitations on remote attendance; and generally related to attending Council meetings remotely.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 11-20

Introduced by: Alderwoman Finlayson
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Rules and City Government Committee
90 day Rule: 7/27/20

AN ORDINANCE concerning

City Council Meetings - Attendance

FOR the purpose of allowing a member of the City Council to attend a regularly scheduled meeting by electronic means; placing limitations on remote attendance; and generally related to attending Council meetings remotely.

BY repealing and re-enacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2020 Edition
2.16.020


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 2.16 - CITY COUNCIL

Section 2.16.020 - Place of meeting - ATTENDANCE.

A. The place of meeting of the City Council shall be the room known as the council chamber of the municipal building and no meeting shall be held elsewhere except by a majority vote of all members.

B. MEMBERS SHALL ATTEND ALL REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN PERSON.

C. IF A MEMBER IS UNABLE TO PHYSICALLY ATTEND A REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING DUE TO SERIOUS EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES AND DESIRES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING BY ELECTRONIC MEANS FROM A REMOTE LOCATION, INCLUDING VOTING, THE MEMBER MAY DO SO WITH THE APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT PROVIDING:

1. THE MEMBER MAKES A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR REMOTE ATTENDANCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL, THROUGH THE MAYOR, NO LATER THAN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING;

2. THE CITY HAS THE TECHNICAL CAPABILITY TO PROVIDE SUCH REMOTE AC...

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