Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    Appointment of Mayor – Term.

2.08.020    Mayor Pro Tem – Clerk Pro Tem.

2.08.030    Time and place.

2.08.031    Temporary locations.

2.08.032    Notice of temporary change in meeting location.

2.08.033    Time for meetings at temporary locations.

2.08.040    Special meetings.

2.08.060    Quorum.

2.08.070    Disruptions.

2.08.010 Appointment of Mayor – Term.

(A) The City Council shall, at its second regular meeting in November of each year, or in the first regular or special meeting following the municipal election, and upon installation of the new Council members, if any, in years in which such election has been held, select and appoint a member thereof who shall preside at Council meetings and act as Mayor. The Council shall make its meeting thereof in open session.

(B) The Mayor shall serve for a term of one year, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. There shall be no prohibition against the same person serving as Mayor in two or more successive years.

(C) The City Council shall select a Mayor Pro Tem in the same manner, who shall act as Mayor in the absence of the latter. (Ord. CCO-90-11, 1991; Ord. 89 § 6, 1930)

2.08.020 Mayor Pro Tem – Clerk Pro Tem.

The Mayor of the City Council shall preside at all meetings of the Council, and, in case of his absence, the Council may appoint a Mayor Pro Tem; and, in case of the absence of the City Clerk, the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem shall appoint one of the members of the Council to act as Clerk Pro Tem. (Ord. 89 § 7, 1930)

2.08.030 Time and place.

The regular meetings of the City Council shall be on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, at the hour of 7:00 p.m., or at such days and times as the Council shall fix by resolution, at the Mt. Shasta Community Building, located at 629 Alder Street, or at such other location as may be designated as the City Council Chambers by resolution of the City Council. If a regular meeting falls upon a national or State holiday or election day, the regular meeting shall be held on the next business day. (Ord. CCO-99-03, 1999; Ord. CCO-96-07, 1996; Ord. CCO-95-01, 1995; Ord. 223 § 1, 1963; Ord. 194 § 1, 1960; Ord. 89 § 8, 1930)

2.08.031 Temporary locations.

Whenever, in the opinion of the Fire Chief, Chief of Police, or City Manager, it would be unsafe to use the Community Building for any meeting of the City Council, or, in the written opinion of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem if the Mayor is absent from the City, or the City Manager, the designated City Council Chambers are not likely to be adequate or to comfortably accommodate the number of persons likely to desire to attend such a meeting, the City Council shall meet at such place within the City as the Mayor, or Mayor Pro Tem if the Mayor is absent from the City, shall select. Any such written opinion shall be filed with the City Clerk and entered upon the minutes of the Council. (Ord. CCO-95-01, 1995)

2.08.032 Notice of temporary change in meeting location.

Prior to a meeting at a special location, the City Manager or City Clerk, or their deputies, shall attempt to give personal notice of the change to each Council member, shall post in a place outside the City Hall a conspicuous notice of the place where such meeting will be held, and shall take reasonable measures to notify the local news media and other interested persons of the change in location. In lieu of the notice to Council members and news media, the announcement of a special location may be made at the Council meeting immediately preceding the subject meeting, and the written agenda for the subject meeting shall so specify. (Ord. CCO-95-01, 1995)

2.08.033 Time for meetings at temporary locations.

Any meeting of the City Council which is held at a location other than the designated City Council Chambers shall commence not earlier than 7:15 p.m., or, if a special meeting, not earlier than 15 minutes after the time stated in the notice thereof. (Ord. CCO-95-01, 1995)

2.08.040 Special meetings.

Special meetings shall be held upon request of the Mayor, City Manager, or any two Council members, by written notice delivered to each member. (Ord. CCO-95-01, 1995; Ord. 89 § 9, 1930)

2.08.060 Quorum.

At any meeting of the City Council, a majority of the Council members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn the meeting. (Ord. 89 § 11, 1930)

2.08.070 Disruptions.

(A) Any person willfully disrupting a Council meeting shall be removed from the room for the remainder of the session by the Sergeant-at-Arms, if so directed by the presiding officer; any such person may be barred from further remarks before the session of the Council.

In the event that any meeting is interrupted by a person, group or groups of persons so that the orderly conduct of the meeting is unfeasible and order cannot be restored by the removal of willfully disrupting persons, the members of the Council may order the meeting room cleared and continue in session (Cal. Gov’t Code § 54957.9). Representatives of the press or other news media, except those participating in the disturbance, shall be allowed to attend any session held pursuant to this section.

(B) The Chief of Police, or such members of the Police Department as the Chief may designate, shall be the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Council meetings. They shall carry out all lawful orders and instructions given by the presiding officer for the purpose of maintaining order and decorum at the Council meeting. (Ord. CCO-00-03, 2000)