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Record #: R2011-652   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/18/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/18/2011
Title: City Council Rules of Order and Procedure for 2011-2015 term
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Mell, Richard F.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Rules of Order & Procedure
Attachments: 1. R2011-652.pdf
BE IT RESOLVED, That the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, for the 2011 - 2015 term, are hereby adopted in the form appended hereto.

Edward M. Burke Alderman, 14th Ward
Richard F. Mell Alderman, 33rd Ward
RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE Of The City Council, City Of Chicago,
For Years 2011--2015.
Presiding Officer Of The Council; Mayor; President Pro Tempore.
RULE 1. The Mayor shall be Presiding Officer of the Council.
The Council shall elect one of its members President Pro Tempore of the Council, who shall act as Presiding Officer of the Council during a temporary absence or disability of the Mayor or when requested so to do by the Mayor. In the temporary absence of the President Pro Tempore, the Vice-Mayor shall act as Presiding Officer of the Council when requested to do so by the Mayor. The President Pro Tempore or the Vice-Mayor of the Council, when acting as the Presiding Officer, shall vote on all questions on which the vote is taken by yeas and nays, his name being called last. ^
Convening Of The Council; Temporary Chairman.
RULE 2. Each meeting of the Council shall convene at the time appointed for such meeting as provided by ordinance.
In the absence of the Mayor, the President Pro Tempore and the Vice-Mayor, a temporary chairman for the meeting shall be elected by a majority vote of the Aldermen present from among their members. The Clerk (or someone appointed to fill his place) shall thereupon immediately call the roll of members. If no quorum be present, the Council shall not thereby stand adjourned, but the members present shall be competent to adjourn or recess the Council by a majority vote.
Quorum; Order Of Business; Questions Relating To Priority Of Business.
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 fol...

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