CITY OF WORCESTER
Rules and Regulations Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Convened: 7:07 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:54 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Dennis L Irish |
|Councilor Joseph M Petty |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Dennis L Irish
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Frederick C Rushton|
|Also:||City Clerk David J. Rushford, Clerk|
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to City Employees serving on City Boards and Commissions.
# 37e CC January 16, 2007
Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request that in the future, the Mayor only appoint people to Boards, Commissions, Roundtables, and Committees who reside within the City.
# 16c CC February 27, 2007
Order of Mayor Timothy P. Murray - Request the Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations consider City Council pay be established on a per diem basis based on the number of sub committee meetings attended by its members and number of sub committee meetings that the chairs actually held.
# 18g CC October 24, 2006
In Committee November 27, 2006 - Held
Order of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request the City Council Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations consider for review and recommendation the following schedule for future Finance Committee Meetings as enclosed.
# 19o CC January 23, 2007
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 CC February 27, 2007
Order of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request City Council's Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations establish a process for City Council to decrease or increase its own salary this process should include a requirement for public hearings and a minimum passage of 90 days from the time of the filing of the order for a change of salary ordinance to the date of the vote taken by the Council. (Lukes)
# 12t CC March 27, 2007
Restructuring of the Standing Committees of the City Council Effective 2008-2009 Term.
Recommend the following:
There shall be appointed the following Standing Committees of the City Council:
1. Arts, Entertainment, Institutions, Outreach & Universities
culture, tourism, higher education, civic engagement
2. Neighborhood Development
parks, libraries, public schools, youth and minority affairs, block
3. Facilities, Utilities and Environment
public facilities including Hope Cemetery, cable television,
telecommunications, technology and street lighting
4. Health & Human Services
health, housing, hospitals, elder affairs, military affairs
streets, sidewalks, water, sewer, engineering, and recycling
6. Land Use
zoning ordinance and map and amendments thereto, open
7. Municipal Operations
state or federal legislation, fees & charges, rules, departmental
operations, customer service, employee benefits and topics not
specifically assigned to another Standing Committee
8. Planning and Economic Development
local & regional planning, industry, commerce & development, certified
project applications and labor
9. Public Safety
fire, police, neighborhood watches, ambulance service,
communications and emergency preparedness
traffic, on street parking, off street parking, public transportation and their
facilities including buses, taxicabs, aircraft, trains
Finance and Ordinance- all 11 Councilors
general ordinances, salary ordinances, annual budget, loan orders, appropriations and finance studies
Each City Councilor shall be appointed by the Mayor as Chairperson of one Standing Committee and as a member of two additional committees.
Pursuant to a review by the City Council's Standing Committee on Rules & Regulations on September 5, 2007, request that the City Council review and approve an amendment to Rule 22 of the Rules of the City Council by removing the section entirely and inserting in place thereof the following attached new section effective with the 2008-2009 City Council term.
Request the City Clerk provide the City Council with a spreadsheet of the meetings of the Standing Committees for the past five years.