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File #: 180943.    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/5/2019 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 12/5/2019 Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: City Commission Rules - Public Comment (B) Resolution No. 180943 A Resolution of the City of Gainesville, Florida amending and restating the rules of the City Commission; providing a repealing clause and providing an immediate effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180943_City Commission Rules_20190425.pdf, 2. 180943(A)_Public Comment at City Commission Meetings_20190425.pdf, 3. 190058 & 180943_Public Meeting Improvements Research_20190808.pdf, 4. 190058 & 180943_Public Meeting Improvements Presentation_20190808.pdf, 5. 180943_City Attorney Memorandum_20190808.pdf, 6. 180943B_Public Comment Amendment_20191107.pdf, 7. 180943C_MOD_PowerPoint Presentation_20191107.pdf, 8. 180943A_draft resolution_20191205.pdf, 9. 180943B_changes after 11.07.19 ccom_20191205.pdf, 10. 180943_Resolution_201912015.pdf
title
City Commission Rules - Public Comment (B)

Resolution No. 180943
A Resolution of the City of Gainesville, Florida amending and restating the rules of the City Commission; providing a repealing clause and providing an immediate effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the resolution.

explanation
At the November 7th, City Commission meeting, the Commission considered changes to its current rules. The proposed changes are in the backup. The Commission approved the following:

The lettered sections refer to the staff's presentation. The numbered sections refer to Commissioner Hayes-Santos and Mayor Poe's additions:

a) Add Early Citizen Comment. Speakers may use 3 minutes to speak to one agenda item or 5 minutes to speak to more than one agenda item. Speakers waive the right to speak later in the meeting.

b) The general rule that there will be no applause, cheering or outbursts of approval is waived during proclamations/special recognitions

c) Members of the public may have three minutes for General Public Comment at each meeting. There will still be three General Public Comment opportunities at each meeting.

d) Incorporate proposed civility and decorum language

e) Public Comment is allowed on all agenda items except those designated as purely informational or procedural

f) Public Comment Speakers shall register before speaking. The clerk will call registered speakers to the podium to address the Commission.

g) Written public comment will now be accepted and incorporated into the record

h) Rule 14 (Roberts Rules of Order) shall be removed

1) Change the word "citizen" to "public" throughout the rules
2) Change "Chair pro tem" to "Mayor pro tem"
3) Add "Business Discussion Items" section to the evening agenda, before public hearings
4) Page 3, line 15: Add Special Meetings to the list of times when meetings may be cancelled
5) Page 5, line 10: Change makeup of Audit Finance committee to be "Mayor and Mayor pro tem"
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