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File #: 52977    Version: 1 Name: Granting additional authority to the Common Council Executive Committee
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2018 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Enactment date: 10/24/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00106
Title: Amending Section 33.13(4)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to grant additional authority to the Common Council Executive Committee.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Marsha A. Rummel
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Amending Section 33.13(4)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to grant additional authority to the Common Council Executive Committee.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The Common Council Executive Committee (CCEC) has undertaken much broader activities than are explicitly provided for in the ordinances. Members of the CCEC determined to clarify the ordinance by expanding the authority of the CCEC to match some of the activities that the Committee has been doing. These activities include consideration of potential legislation before introduction, discussion of broader policy issues, and developing an annual work plan and recommending its adoption by the Council.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Subdivision (a) entitled “Review and Recommendation of City Policy” of Subsection (4) entitled “Duties of the Committee” of Section 33.13 entitled “Common Council Executive Committee” is amended to read as follows:

“(a) Review and Recommendation of City Policy. The Common Council Executive Committee may shall have the authority to:
1. rReceive referrals of ordinances, resolutions and reports from the Common Council, may hold public hearings thereon, and may make reports and recommendations on matters so referred. Ordinances or resolutions relating to the structure of other City committees should routinely be referred to the Committee.
2. Determine by motion of the Committee to discuss topics that may form the basis of future legislation to be introduced to the Council.
3. Determine by motion of the Committee to discuss topics of broad concern to the City that may not be considered in any other committee or that cross the authorities of several committees.
4. Discuss, develop and recommend to the Council, in dialogue with interested parties, a work plan for Council action during the next year and track the plan as...

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