Section 2-47 Consent agenda procedure.


    The city manager may, at his discretion, place any item of business on the consent agenda, provided the item of business does not involve any advertised public hearing, does not require a super majority vote, and as to which no request has been made by a city council member or other person to discuss the matter. The consent agenda shall be prepared by the city manager. An item of business placed on the consent agenda may be removed from such agenda at any time prior to the finalization of the consent agenda as set forth in section 2-46 of this chapter. An item of business shall be automatically removed from the consent agenda if a request is made by a council member or a citizen that they wish to speak or have discussion on the matter. An item included on the consent agenda shall not be debated or discussed by city council members nor shall any person have a right to speak on said matter unless the person has requested an opportunity to speak on the matter prior to the finalization of the consent agenda. Items of business contained on the consent agenda shall be voted upon by council considering the consent agenda in its entirety and shall not be taken up for consideration as separate matters, except that nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit a city council member from voting individually on each separate item shown on the consent agenda.

    A vote by a city council member for adoption of the consent agenda shall mean that the council member has requested that his vote be recorded as an aye vote for each separate item on the consent agenda and shall be recorded as such. A vote against adoption of the consent agenda shall be recorded as a nay vote on each item placed on the consent agenda and shall be recorded as such. Provided, however, a city council member, when casting an aye vote or nay vote, may specifically exclude from such vote for approval or disapproval of the consent agenda specific items on the agenda, and in such event the city clerk shall record the exceptions accordingly.

(Code 1964, § 2.185)