Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
Section 2-53 Voting requirements; abstentions.
(a) Except as provided in section 2-53.1, every member who shall be present
when a vote is
taken on a question shall vote on the question unless excused by a majority of the council.
Except as provided in section 2-53.1, e
very member who intends to abstain shall state
reasons for the abstention, and shall request
he council shall vote
on the request prior to commencement or continuance of the vote.
Except for votes under section 29-34(b),
n abstention shall be counted with the majority
and, if the question before the council requires a super majority for passage, the abstention
be counted to reach the required super majority.
(2) In the event of an abstention on a tie vote, the
abstention shall not be counted with either
side to break the tie.
(Code 1964, § 2.240; Ord. No. 10104, § 1, 3-19-84; Ord. No. 13097, § 1, 9-3-91; Ord.
§ 1, 1-6-03)
(Ord. 17541, Amended, 01/06/2003, Prior Text)