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File #: 19-1464   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council Special Meeting
On agenda: 1/14/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance moving the effective date of Ordinance 2019-01-10-0001 from January 20, 2019 to January 14, 2019 and directing staff to review effective date criteria for public official appointment ordinances and return with recommendation. [Andrew Segovia, City Attorney]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2019-01-14-0015

DEPARTMENT: City Attorney’s Office                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Andrew Segovia, City Attorney

                     

                     

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Changing effective date on Ordinance No. 2019-01-10-0001 to January 14, 2019

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

This action changes the effective date on Ordinance No. 2019-01-10-0001 from January 20, 2019 to January 14, 2019 to facilitate full participation in City business by the District 2 Councilmember.

 

This action also directs City staff to review effective date criteria  for public official appointment ordinances and return with recommendation.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The District 2 office became vacant upon the resignation of William “Cruz” Shaw, effective January 7, 2019.   After interviews of qualified applicants at the January 9, 2019 B Session and additional interviews of selected applicants at the January 10, 2019 A Session, City Council appointed Art A. Hall as the temporary Council member by a seven to three vote.  As a result of that vote, the ordinance became effective ten days later, January 20, 2019 in accordance with Section 1-15 of the City Code.

 

To facilitate District 2 having full participation in City business prior to January 20, 2019, the effective date of the appointing ordinance needs to be moved.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

The effective date on Ordinance No. 2019-01-10-0001 can only be changed by City Council action.

 

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

City Council could decide to not change the effective date.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no fiscal impact associated with this item.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends City Council approve this item moving the effective date of Ordinance Number 2019-01-10-0001 to January 14, 2019, review effective date criteria, and return with recommendation to amend Section 1-15 of the City Code addressing the appointment of temporary members of City Council.