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Resolution No. 2008-06

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City Council meeting minutes of Feb 19 2008

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-06

A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, approving and authorizing an amendment to the City Council Administrative Procedures

WHEREAS, in connection with the need of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington to provide for the orderly handling of its business, the City Council has developed Rules of Procedure, adopted by Resolution No. 1995-26 and amended by Resolution 1996-24; and,

WHEREAS, the Rules of Procedure which the City Council developed address a number of issues involved in handling business coming before the City Council and in processing agenda items at City Council meetings in a way that provides consistency and clarity in handling City Council action; and,

WHEREAS, since the adoption and implementation of the Rules of Procedure, it has been suggested that some areas of the rules could be refined to further enhance the consistency, clarity and understanding of City Council action.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD, WASHINGTON HEREBY RESOLVES as follows:

Section 1. That the City Council Rules of Procedure are hereby amended as reflected in the document marked as Exhibit ?A,? a copy of which is attached hereto, and incorporated herein by this reference.

Section 2. That this Resolution shall be in full force upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 19th day of February, 2008.

CITY OF LAKEWOOD

Attest: _________________________________ Douglas G. Richardson, Mayor

________________________________

Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to form:

_______________________________

Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney

Exhibit A

RULES OF PROCEDURE

CITY COUNCIL OF LAKEWOOD

SECTION 17 - COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND CITIZEN ADVISORY

COMMITTEES

17.1 A Council Voucher Review Committee as a standing committee of the City Council, shall be comprised of three Councilmembers as appointed by the Mayor. The members of the Voucher Review Committee shall serve on a rotational basis to review, consider and approve payments and vouchers for the City of Lakewood.

17.21 The Mayor or a majority of the City Council may establish such ad hoc committees as may be appropriate to consider special matters that require special approach or emphasis. Such ad hoc committees may be established and matters referred to them at study sessions, without the requirement that such establishment or referral take place at a regular City Council meeting. The Mayor shall appoint Council representatives to intergovernmental councils, boards and committees, including such ad hoc committees.

17.32 Ad hoc council committees shall consider all matters referred to them. The Committee Chair shall report to the Council the findings of the committee. Committees may refer items to the Council with no committee recommendation.

17.43 Advisory Boards, Committees and Commissions established by ordinance, consisting of citizens appointed pursuant to the establishing Ordinance and serving in the capacity and for the purposes indicated in The Ordinance, shall act as an advisory committee to the City Council.