Chapter 2.06
CITY COUNCIL – MEETINGS Revised 9/17

Sections:

2.06.010    Regular meetings – Date and time. Revised 9/17

2.06.020    Meeting place.

2.06.030    Open public meetings. Revised 9/17

2.06.040    Presiding member.

2.06.050    Quorum – Rules – Voting. Revised 9/17

2.06.060    Robert’s Rules of Order.

2.06.070    Powers of council.

2.06.010 Regular meetings – Date and time. Revised 9/17

Regular meetings of the city council will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the hour of 7 pm. When a meeting day falls on a legal holiday, such meeting shall be held on the first business day following. (Ord. 17C-19 § 1; Ord. 06C-08 § 1; Ord. A-116 § 1, 1994; Ord. A-114 § 1, 1994; Ord. A-94 § 1, 1992; Ord. 516 § 1, 1981).

2.06.020 Meeting place.

The regular meeting place of the city council shall be at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. (Ord. A-94 § 2, 1992; Ord. 516 § 2, 1981).

2.06.030 Open public meetings. Revised 9/17

All meetings of the city council and of committees thereof shall be open to the public, unless an executive session thereof is authorized in accordance with law. (Ord. 17C-19 § 1; Ord. 516 § 3, 1981).

2.06.040 Presiding member.

Meetings of the council shall be presided over by the mayor, if present, or the mayor pro tempore if one has been appointed, or by a member of the council selected by a majority of the council members at such meeting. Appointment of a council member to preside over the meeting shall not in any way abridge his right to vote on matters coming before the council at such meeting. (Added during 1980 codification).

2.06.050 Quorum – Rules – Voting. Revised 9/17

A. At all meetings of the council a majority of the councilmembers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business unless otherwise provided by law. The council shall determine its own rules, bylaws and order of business, and may establish rules for the conduct of council meetings and the maintenance of order. At the desire of any member, any question shall be voted upon by roll call and the ayes and nays shall be recorded in the minutes.

B. The passage of any ordinance, grant or revocation of franchise or license, and any resolution for the payment of money, shall require the affirmative vote of at least a majority of the whole membership of the council. (Ord. 17C-19 § 1; added during 1980 codification).

2.06.060 Robert’s Rules of Order.

Robert’s Rules of Order, revised, shall govern the deliberations of the council, except when in conflict with any rule established by the council. (Added during 1980 codification).

2.06.070 Powers of council.

The city council shall have the powers and authority granted to legislative bodies of cities governed by RCW Title 35A as more particularly described in Chapter 35A.11 RCW, except insofar as such power and authority is vested in the city manager. (Added during 1980 codification).