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(A) All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public. On the day of each scheduled meeting and upon determination that a quorum is present, the Council Members, the City Secretary, City Attorney (as needed), and Presiding Officer shall take their regular stations in the Council Chambers, and the business of the Council shall be taken up for consideration and disposition.
(B) The Mayor shall have the authority to indicate on the agenda that certain agenda items will be taken up by Council at a time certain.
(C) At the appointed time, any matter then under discussion shall be postponed and the agenda item designated for a time certain will be taken up by Council. For each agenda item, unless a different format is prescribed by law, the following protocol may be used:
(1) Introduction of Item by the Presiding Officer;
(2) Presentation by staff (or sponsoring Council Member);
(3) Citizen Communication;
(4) Council Deliberation and Possible Action.
(D) In the event that there is new information or a new direction considered during Council deliberation, citizens may request that additional citizen communication be permitted. The Presiding Officer may allow additional citizen communication to be followed again by additional Council deliberation. The Presiding Officer may request that the item be postponed to a future meeting to allow for a public hearing to be posted prior to further Council deliberation.
(Ord. 080624-A, passed 6-24-2008; Ord. 090721, passed 7-21-2009; Ord. 100706, passed 7-6-2010; Ord. 120710-B, passed 7-10-2012)