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File #: 2019-138    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/7/2019 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER INTRODUCING ORDINANCE NO. 19-1919, ADDING SUBSECTION E TO CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2403 (COUNCIL SEATING) OF CHAPTER 4 (CITY OFFICES - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - MEETINGS) OF ARTICLE II OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH THE ORDER OF SEATING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE DAIS DURING ALL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE HELEN KAWAGOE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS OR AT OTHER LOCATIONS (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Council Seating ORDINANCE
Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CONSIDER INTRODUCING ORDINANCE NO. 19-1919, ADDING SUBSECTION E TO CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 2403 (COUNCIL SEATING) OF CHAPTER 4 (CITY OFFICES - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - MEETINGS) OF ARTICLE II OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH THE ORDER OF SEATING OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS ON THE DAIS DURING ALL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS IN THE HELEN KAWAGOE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS OR AT OTHER LOCATIONS (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On September 16, 2015, the City Council approved Council Policy 1.02.03, affirming that the Mayor will determine the individual elected officials' seating assignments, including the City Clerk and City Treasurer, for all meetings held in the Council Chambers or alternate location for meetings held outside the Council Chambers. This action superseded SMP 1.65 adopted on September 1, 2009, which granted the Mayor similar authority with respect to the City Council but not the other elected officials.
This ordinance provides that for meetings in the Council Chambers the Mayor shall be seated in the center seat, the Mayor Pro Tem shall be seated to the Mayor's immediate left, the Councilmember with the most years served (by total tenure) shall be seated to the Mayor's immediate right, the next most tenured member shall be seated to the most tenured member's right, the least tenured member shall be seated to the Mayor Pro Tem's left, the City Treasurer shall be seated to the left of the least tenured Council member, and the City Clerk shall be seated below the dais in a seat most accessible to members of the public. A similar order shall be maintained for Council meetings held in alternate locations, such as the Community Center.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

WAIVE further reading and INTRODUCE Ordinance No. 19-1919, "AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, ADDING SUBSECTION E TO CARSON MUNICIPAL COD...

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