CITY OF WORCESTER
Rules and Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting
Monday, March 24, 2008
Convened: 6:33 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:07 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson William J Eddy |
|Councilor Joseph M Petty |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor William J Eddy
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey|
|Also:||City Clerk David J.Rushford, clerk|
RULES & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
In Committee for Consideration - Rules for the City Council 2008-2009
#6 CC January 8, 2008
Request the City Council of the City of Worcester to adopt the attached Rules of the City Council 2008-2009 as amended.
In Committee for Considration - Manual of the City Council
#7CC January 8, 2008
Speakers John Carnegie, Worcester resident
Grace Ross, Worcester resident
Request the City Clerk consider implementing periodic electronic updates to the web version of the Manual for the City Council.
Request the City Council's Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs work with Grace Ross to create a vehicle for Worcester residents to learn how to best become advocates for legislative changes.
Request the City Council of the City of Worcester to cause the printing of 200 Manuals for City Council 2008-2009.
Order of Councilor Joseph M. Petty - Request that the Rules of the City Council be amended as follows: 1.) To disallow the dual referral of any item to Standing Committees, Ad Hoc Committees, Boards, Commissions, the City Manager, any member of the Administration or any other entity, except to that entity identified in the Rules of the City Council. 2.) To disallow the referral for informational purposes of any item to Standing Committees, Ad Hoc Committees, Boards, Commissions, the City Manager, any member of the Administration or any other entity, except to that entity identified in the Rules of the City Council.
#9c February 27, 2007
In Committee September 5, 2007- Held
Order of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request City Council of the City of Worcester change the name of the City Council's Standing Committee on Education to the City Council's Standing Committee on Education, Arts and Culture. Further, request under the Committees related Boards & Commissions to include Worcester County Convention Center & Visitors Bureau, Worcester Cultural Commission, Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Worcester Sports Council and further request under the Committees related City Departments and Divisions to include the Youth Opportunities Office.
#26l CC January 8, 2008
Dr. Dawn Clark request the appropriate Standing Committee of the City Council consider amending the Rules of the City Council as follows: a) That Rule 10 be amended so that members, when speaking, only be required to stand if they are able to do so, and b) That Rule 10 be amended to include explicit language that the public be accorded the same respect when making their comments as is currently required of members when addressing their counterparts.
# 12i CC January 08, 2008
Order Councilor Joffrey Smith - Request City Manager request the City Solicitor prepare an amendment to the Revised Ordinances that would allow for the electronic filing of campaign finance reports by District City Council and School Committee candidates.
# 9j CC October 23, 2007
Recommend Order be Referred to City Solicitor
Order of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri - Request the Chairperson of the Legislative Affairs Committee to invite our local state delegation to come before this sub committee to discuss the pending legislation relative to pension rights and to state their positions.
#51m CC March 28, 2006
Order of Councilor William J. Eddy and Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Council's Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office, develop a process and schedule of quarterly meetings with the members of the state delegation and Congressman James P. McGovern.
# 12e CC February 26, 2008
Order of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. as amended by Councilor Frederick C. Rushton - Request all the City Council Standing Committees review and establish their priorities and report back to City Council by mid April.
# 20c CC March 11, 2008
Request the City Council of the City of Worcester to delete Rule 39 (k) of the Rules of City Council and insert the following: Communications of City Manager on those weeks designated to be a City Manager agenda or a Joint Calendar and for those weeks designated to be a City Council agenda the order of business shall be Communications of the City Auditor followed by Communications of the City Clerk.