Rules and Legislative Affairs Committee Meeting

Monday, December 28, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:37 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:47 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson George J Russell
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Frederick C Rushton

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor George J Russell Mayor Joseph M. Petty
Also:City Solicitor David M. Moore Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communication of the City Manager


Transmitting informational communication relative to the proposed changes to the Rules of City Council. # 11.13A CM November 24, 2015


1. Ron Madnick, Worcester resident
2. John Provost, Worcester resident
3. Virginia Ryan, Worcester resident
4. Jo Hart, Worcester resident

Recommend to Approval of the proposed Rules of City Council as amended by the Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs as follows:

1. Changing “citizen” to “public” wherever it appears in the document;

2. Rule 10: Adding a paragraph (d) containing the co-sponsorship provision similar to the school committee’s rule;

3. Rule 33 (c ): To say that the “five minute-no more than twice” speaking rules shall apply and carryover to the meeting when the item appears on the agenda; and

4. Rules 52: Change 60 days to 90 days.