File #: 200001-A    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/6/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/23/2020
Title: To provide Rules for the Government of the Council of the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20000100, 2. Resolution No. 200001-A01, As Amended on Floor.pdf, 3. SignatureCopy200001-A01.pdf
To provide Rules for the Government of the Council of the City of Philadelphia.
RESOLVED, By the Council of the City of Philadelphia, That for the government of this Council the following Rules are hereby adopted:

I. Meetings

1. The Council shall meet at scheduled Thursday sessions at ten o'clock A.M. Additional meetings shall be held at such other times as the Council, by vote of the majority of all the members shall provide. The Council, by a vote of a majority of all the members may suspend a stated meeting, or recess or adjourn to a specified time.

2. The President of the Council may call special meetings of the Council whenever in the President's opinion the public business requires, and the President shall be required to call special meetings whenever five (5) members of the Council make a written request therefor. In the case of a special meeting the subject or subjects to be considered shall be specified in the call therefor, and such subject or subjects alone shall be considered at the said special meeting to the exclusion of all other matters, unless the Council shall by vote of two-thirds of all the members agree thereto at the said special meeting.

Written notice of all special meetings of the Council shall be forwarded to all members of Council not less than forty-eight (48) hours (excluding Sunday) preceding the same, unless there shall be waiver of such notice at or before the time fixed for the said special meeting.

3. A quorum shall consist of a majority of all the members of the Council, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and compel the attendance of absent members. Should no quorum attend within thirty (30) minutes after the hour appointed for the meeting of the Council, the Council may thereupon adjourn until the next day, or from day to day, until such time as a quorum shall be present. The names of the members present and their action at such meeting or meetings shall be entered upon the Journal.


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