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Agendas & Minutes Archive 2001 - 2009
The AUDIENCE REMARKS section of the agenda provides the public with an opportunity to address the City Council on items of interest or concerns that are not scheduled on the agenda. The Mayor will ask if anyone in the audience is interested in addressing the City Council.
COUNCIL REMARKS are made at the beginning of the meeting. The Council may ask questions from City staff, and make a brief announcement or report on their activities, including reports on committee assignments.
The CITY MANAGER'S REPORT provides an opportunity for the Manager to brief the Council on items of interest where no action is required.
PROCLAMATIONS are documents that proclaim or acknowledge some event or specific activity of interest to the community.
Under the category PRESENTATIONS, the City Council recognizes people who have contributed in some way to the betterment of Pittsburg, or events that are important to the community. This section is also used to make informational presentations on topics of special interest. Additionally, this section provides the public with an opportunity to present information or items of concern to the City Council.
CONSENT CALENDAR items are typically routine in nature and are considered for approval by the City Council with one single action. The City Council or members of the audience who would like an item removed from the Consent Calendar for purposes of discussion may request removal at the time the Mayor asks if there is anyone interested in removing items.
PUBLIC HEARINGS are held on matters required by law or items of significance for which public input is desired. The Mayor begins a public hearing by asking for a staff presentation and a presentation from the proponent or applicant involved in the matter under discussion. Following questions from the City Council, the Mayor will open the hearing to the public for input from citizens. Following the close of the hearing, the City Council may take action on the subject of the hearing.
COUNCIL CONSIDERATION covers those items that require Council discussion and/or decision but do not legally require a public hearing. City Council members are permitted to ask questions of staff before the Mayor invites citizens to provide input.
CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS
The City Council takes action in four different ways:
ORDINANCES are laws adopted by the City Council which usually amend the Municipal Code. Most ordinances appear on two consecutive City Council Agendas for an introduction at the first meeting followed by adoption at the second meeting. Most ordinances become effective 30 days after adoption.
RESOLUTIONS express decisions, opinions or actions by the City Council but do not amend the Municipal Code or other City laws.
MINUTE ORDERS are items that require Council action but do not require a Resolution.
MOTIONS are the least formal City Council action, and are used to approve policy, establish procedures, or provide direction to staff.
APPOINTMENTS made to various Boards and Commissions by the City Council.
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