§ 7.12. Deliberative Policymaking  

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  • Council motions calling for administration action, the expenditure of funds or a change in policy direction must be before the public for at least one full week, allowing an opportunity for public comment at no less than one committee meeting following the meeting where the item is publicly introduced. This means an item must be presented 1) as a new business item at a regular council meeting and then presented before a committee meeting before advancing to council; or 2) presented at a committee meeting and then held in that committee for one meeting before advancing to the regular council meeting.