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Record #: O2019-2736   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 4/10/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-8-010 to adopt annual City Council meeting calendar prior to start of each year
Sponsors: Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 8 City Council & Wards of City
Attachments: 1. O2019-2736.pdf




Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics City Council Meeting, April 10, 2019






SECTION 1. Section 2-8-10 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck thru, as follows:

2-8-010 Regular and special meetings.


Prior to December 31st of each year the city council shall adopt a calendar establishing the date and time of not less than twelve regular meetings of the city council for the succeeding year. Unless otherwise determined at a regular meeting of the city council by an ordinance fixing the time and place for the next succeeding regular meeting, the regular meetings of the city council shall be held in the council chamber in the City Hall, on the morning of every second and fourth Wednesday of each calendar month at 10:00 a.m.; provided, however, that any meeting herein otherwise fixed to be held on a second or fourth Wednesday shall not be held if the city council is in session at the time fixed for such Wednesday meeting, or if the city council shall have recessed a previous meeting beyond the time herein otherwise fixed for such Wednesday meeting. In the event city council shall fail, for any reason whatsoever, to adopt a calendar of regular meetings as reguired by this section, the regular meetings ofthe city council shall be held in the council chamber on the second Wednesday of every calendar month for the entirety of that succeeding calendar year.

Special meetings may be held in accordance with the rules adopted from time to time by the city council. Special meetings may also be held at any time on call ofthe mayor or on call of such number of aldermen as may be authorized by law to call such special meetings. Special meetings shall be held in the council chamber in the City Hall.

Every call for a special meeting shall be in writing and shall be duly signed by the mayor or by the aldermen calling such special meeting, as the case may be, and shall be filed with the city clerk before any such call shall be effective. Every such call shall specify the purpose or purposes for which any such special meeting is called, and the business at such special meeting shall be limited to such specified purpose or purposes.


SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon passage.