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File #: 16-4645    Version: Name: AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS BEFORE THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 7/28/2016 In control: Rules and Administration Committee
On agenda: 8/3/2016 Final action: 11/16/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 Administration, Article III, County Board, Division 2 - Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections 2-105 (g) and (j)(3) - Meetings of the Board of the Cook County of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows: Sec. 2-105. - Board of Commissioners; meetings of the Board.
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN, JOHN P. DALEY
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 Administration, Article III, County Board, Division 2 - Rules of Organization and Procedure, Sections 2-105 (g) and (j)(3) - Meetings of the Board of the Cook County of the Cook County Code are hereby amended as follows:

Sec. 2-105. - Board of Commissioners; meetings of the Board.

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(g) Order of business.
(1) At each regular meeting of the Board, the order of business (unless otherwise directed by the Board) is as follows:
a. Public testimony.
b. New business.
c. Committee items requiring board action.
(2) The Board may grant members of the public leave to speak on items pending before the Board pursuant to the rules set forth in Section 2-105(i).
(3) All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided by the presiding officer, without debate, subject to appeal.
(4) Meetings of the Board may commence with a prayer or invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.
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(3) Consent calendar. The Consent Calendar is a compilation of proposed resolutions concerning deaths, anniversaries, and congratulations for notable achievements. Only proposed resolutions conforming to this description may be submitted to the Secretary for inclusion on the Consent Calendar, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to prepare the Consent Calendar for any regular meeting of the Board. Proposed resolutions on the Consent Calendar are non-debatable, and shall not be read in to the record or otherwise considered individually, but shall be part of a motion to approve the Consent Calendar in its entirety. Any item on the Consent Calendar may be removed by a motion, seconded and approved, and shall then be subject to the provisions of this division as provided herein. Once a month, a Standing Meeting of the Board shall be called at 9:00 am, preceding the regular meeting of the Forest Preserve D...

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