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SECTION 3.11. LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
All legislative action shall be by ordinance or resolution, except when otherwise required by Ohio laws, but departmental procedure and administrative matters may be transacted by motion.
On the passage of every ordinance, resolution, measure or other action, the votes shall be taken by yeas and nays and each Council member's vote shall be entered upon the journal. No ordinance, resolution, measure or other action shall be passed without the concurrence of at least a majority of the members of Council, unless a different number is required by this Charter or applicable Ohio law.
Every resolution and ordinance shall contain one subject only, which subject shall be clearly expressed in its title.
Every resolution and ordinance shall reflect, somewhere on its first page, who initially sponsored it for Council's consideration.
Every resolution and ordinance shall be fully and distinctly read by title only, on three different days, unless at least two-thirds of the members of Council vote to suspend this rule. If this rule is suspended, then the resolution or ordinance shall be so read by title at least once before passage.
All ordinances, resolutions, statements, orders, proclamations, notices and reports required by Ohio law or this Charter to be published, shall be posted at City Hall, the Public Library, the City Website and the Post Office if permitted, and in no less than two other of the most publicly available places in the City, as determined by Council, for a period of not less than 15 days prior to their taking effect, except as may otherwise be provided in this Charter or applicable Ohio law. If legislation was passed as an emergency, it shall be posted for 15 days after passage by City Council. (Amended 11-4-14.)