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Record #: R2017-389   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/24/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 6/28/2017
Title: Amendment of City Council Rules of Order and Procedure by modifying Rules 3 and 58 regarding public comments at City Council and Committee meetings
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Harris, Michelle A., O'Connor, Patrick, Laurino, Margaret, Austin, Carrie M., Solis, Daniel
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2017-389.pdf

Rules 3 and 58 of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council of the City of Chicago for the 2015 - 2019 term are hereby amended by adding the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text, as follows:
RULE 3. A quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of a majority of the members of the City Council, including the Mayor. When a quorum is present the Council shall proceed to the business before it, which shall be conducted in the following order:
Quorum roll call and invocation.
Public comment.
2-7 3. Reports and communications from the Mayor and other City officers. 3r 4. Reports of standing committees. 4t 5. Reports of special committees. §r 6. Agreed calendar.
§r 7. Presentation of petitions, communications, resolutions, orders and ordinances by Aldermen.
7t 8. The reading of the Journal of the Proceedings of the last preceding meeting or meetings and correction and approval of the same, unless dispensed with by the Council, and correction of the Journal of the Proceedings of previous meetings. No Journal correction shall be considered unless approved by the Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics. All proposed Journal corrections shall be submitted to the City Clerk, who shall distribute such proposed corrections to each Alderman.
8t9. Unfinished business.
9t 10r Miscellaneous business.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this Rule amendment)

RULE 58. Any member of the general public may address orally or in writing any committee of, or meeting of, the City Council at any meeting required to be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1, et seg.); provided that oral public comment at meetings of the Citv Council shall be subject to the time limits set forth below. Any sueb person who orally addresses a committee of, or meeting of, the City Council shall:
be physically present inside the assembly room where the committee's meetin...

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