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File #: 2020-085    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/5/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/6/2020 Final action:
Title: DISCUSS COUNCIL SEATING ARRANGEMENTS VIA THE DAIS; UPDATE AND RESCIND ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS RULES ON COUNCIL ASSIGNED SEATING ON THE DAIS; ADOPT A RESOLUTION AND/OR FORMAL COUNCIL POLICY REGARDING COUNCIL ASSIGNED SEATING ON THE DAIS (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. EXHIBIT 1 CPP-MINUTE ORDER
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Thursday, February 06, 2020
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DISCUSS COUNCIL SEATING ARRANGEMENTS VIA THE DAIS; UPDATE AND RESCIND ANY AND ALL PREVIOUS RULES ON COUNCIL ASSIGNED SEATING ON THE DAIS; ADOPT A RESOLUTION AND/OR FORMAL COUNCIL POLICY REGARDING COUNCIL ASSIGNED SEATING ON THE DAIS (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item was requested by Mayor Pro Tem Jim Dear and Councilmembers Lula Davis-Holmes and Cedric Hicks to discuss and provide direction on City Council seating arrangements on the Dais; to update and rescind any and all previous rules on Council assigned seating on the Dais, and to adopt a resolution and/or formal Council Policy regarding Council assigned seating on the Dais.
On March 27, 2019, it was moved that the minute order in effect at the time be amended to read that the Mayor Pro Tem can sit either to the right or to the left of the Mayor and to provide this policy in the form of Standard Management Procedures (SMP). The motion passed unanimously (4-0, with City Councilmember Hilton absent.)
Prior to March 2019, this policy had been discussed during the January 28, 2019 Special Council meeting and, by minute order, the Council decided to designate numbering the seats on the dais. When looking at the dais from the public podium, the Council seats will be numbered from left to right, numbers one through five. Designated seats were determined for the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor will always sit in seat number three and the Mayor Pro Tem will always sit in seat number four. CPP 01.02.03, attached as Exhibit No. 1, is consistent with the Council's motion.
Following that, at the City Council meeting of February 5, 2019, it was requested that the minute order from January 28, 2019 be reconsidered during a Special Council meeting of February 7, 2019. During the February 7, 2019 meeting, the motion to reconsider the January 28, 2019 minute order failed due to lack of majority.
Subsequently, on March 27...

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