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File #: 71289    Version: 1 Name: Filling Council Vacancies
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 5/4/2022 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending Section 2.03(3) and 2.03(4) to Revise the Process for Filling Common Council Vacancies.
Sponsors: Gary Halverson

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

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Amending Section 2.03(3) and 2.03(4) to Revise the Process for Filling Common Council Vacancies.

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DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance revises the process for filling vacancies on the Common Council and requires a three-fourths vote of all members of the Council to make an appointment.

 

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

 

                     1.                     Subsection (3) of Section 2.03 entitled “Procedure to Fill Vacancies on the Common Council” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended as follows:

 

“(3)                     The Common Council Executive Committee shall review the applications and, following opportunities for personal candidate interviews, shall recommend to the Common Council a two candidate options selected for confirmation to fill the vacancy. If the Common Council Executive Committee is unable to agree on a two candidate to recommendations, it may recommend more than one candidate, or it may shall reopen the application process to seek additional applicants.”

 

                     2.                     Subsection (4) of Section 2.03 entitled “Procedure to Fill Vacancies on the Common Council” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended as follows:

 

“(4)                     The Common Council shall appoint and confirm one of the recommended candidates, or appoint and confirm another candidate from among the applicants. Appointment to the office of Alder shall require an affirmative vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the members of the Council.