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Sponsored by: Clerk <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> L. RESOLUTION 2014-021 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, AMENDING THE CITY COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE <br /> RULE 26, ORDER OF BUSINESS AND RULE 27, PROCEDURES FOR A <br /> PUBLIC HEARING <br /> WHEREAS, Seward City Code Section 2.10.055 states that the order of business for the <br /> regular meetings of the City Council shall be set by resolution of the council and incorporated <br /> into the Council's adopted Rules of Procedure; and <br /> WHEREAS, the order of business regarding public hearing items is clearly written in the <br /> City Council Rules of Procedure and the order of business regarding regular agenda items is not; <br /> and <br /> WHEREAS, it is recommended that the Council adopt consistent order of business <br /> procedures for both items of business; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Council wishes to amend Rule 26 of the City Council Rules of <br /> Procedure to address the procedures for public hearing agenda items and non-public hearing <br /> agenda items; and <br /> ih"" WHEREAS, the Council wishes to amend Rule 27 (b) — Public Hearings of the City <br /> Council Rules of Procedure to make the order of procedure consistent with current practices; and <br /> WHEREAS, this includes other minor housekeeping changes such as making the process <br /> consistent for citizens to state whether they are a resident of Seward rather than stating their <br /> physical residence for the record on public comment sections on the agenda and adding agenda <br /> items routinely used but not listed in the Rules of Procedure like Council and Administration <br /> Response to Citizen Comments, Executive Session, and Adjournment. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> Section 1. The City Council amends Rule 26 of the City Council Rules of Procedure to <br /> read as follows (strike out= deletions, bold italics = additions): <br /> ORDER OF BUSINESS <br /> RULE 26. (a) The order of business for the regular meetings of the City Council is as follows: <br /> 1. CALL TO ORDER <br /> 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE <br /> ,,.,, 3. ROLL CALL <br />