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The City Council shall determine its own rules of procedure and may compel the attendance of its members. A majority of the qualified members of the City Council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the affirmative vote of a majority of those present shall be necessary to adopt any ordinance or resolution. Minutes of the proceedings of all meetings, regular or special, shall be kept, to which any citizen may have access at all reasonable times and which shall constitute one of the archives of the City; provided, however, in lieu of reading the minutes of each Council meeting for approval, the City Secretary may, with the consent of the City Council, furnish each member of the City Council with exact copies of the minutes of previous meetings at least three days prior to the meeting at which such minutes are to be subject to approval. Such minutes shall then be subject to approval, rejection, deletion or addition by the members of the City Council without the necessity of reading the full text of the minutes of the meetings at such meeting at which such minutes are subject to approval. No member of the City Council present at a meeting shall be excused from voting, and each member of the City Council present at the meeting must announce his vote on question, ordinance, or resolution placed before the City Council; provided, however, a council member shall be excused from voting whenever the subject matter under consideration involves his own official conduct, or where his personal financial interests are involved, and on these particular matters, he shall not vote. but shall give his reasons for not voting, which said reasons shall be spread upon the minutes of the City Council. The vote upon the passage of all ordinances, resolutions and motions shall be taken by the “ayes” and “nays” and entered upon the minutes, and every ordinance or resolution, upon its final passage, shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose under full caption, and shall be authenticated by the signature of the presiding officer and the person performing the duties of City Secretary. If at any meeting of the city council less than a quorum is present, a majority of the members of the city council who are present may postpone the convening of such meeting for a period of time not to exceed one (1) hour in order to obtain a quorum.
(Amendment adopted by electorate 5-2-98)