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File #: 2019-0375    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2019 In control: Metropolitan King County Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/4/2019
Enactment date: 9/4/2019 Enactment #: 18977
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to council rules and order of business; amending Ordinance 11683 as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035 and declaring an emergency.
Sponsors: Rod Dembowski
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18977
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to council rules and order of business; amending Ordinance 11683 as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035 and declaring an emergency.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Section 220.40 of the King County Charter requires the council to adopt by ordinance rules of procedure governing the time, place and conduct of its meetings.
B. Consistent with the county charter, the council adopted by ordinance rules of procedure, which are codified in K.C.C. chapter 1.24, and passed motions related to the organization and administration of the council.
C. The rules ordinance and organizational motion have been amended from time to time to reflect desired changes in the council's rules of procedure and organization.
D. Currently, the council is scheduled to meet every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. However, because pressing, complex and time intensive issues that have recently come before the council, meetings have run into the afternoon, disrupting other scheduled meetings or otherwise required the council to schedule special meetings with earlier start times to accommodate these issues, with the attendant special meeting requirements.
E. To better serve the public, to provide greater consistency of the regular meeting time for the council and to avoid having to call special meetings, which imposes limitations on a meeting, this ordinance should take effect immediately in order that that the regular council meeting times are changed to 9:30 a.m. in an expeditious manner.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 11683, Section 4, as amended, and K.C.C. 1.24.035 are hereby amended to read as follows:
= A.1.a. Except for a regular meeting of the council on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., the time of regular meetings of the council is ((10:30)) 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday of each week. However, the regular meetings of the council shall not take place from April 2 through April 12, 2019, from August 1 through August 16, 2019, a...

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