Section 2-87 Reconsideration of bill.


    (a) When a bill which does not involve an advertised public hearing is put upon its final passage and fails to pass, a motion to reconsider may be made by a council member voting on the prevailing side, i.e., for defeat of the ordinance, at any time during the council meeting when the original vote was taken. When such motion to reconsider is made, the vote on such motion shall be immediately taken, and if such motion prevails, a vote on the bill shall be taken and the subject finally disposed of or tabled to a subsequent meeting before the council proceeds to any other business.

    (b) When a bill which involves an advertised public hearing is put upon its final passage and fails to pass, a motion to reconsider may be made by a council member voting on the prevailing side, i.e., for defeat of the ordinance. If the motion is made before the council recesses or takes up another matter, the vote on such motion shall be immediately taken, and if such motion prevails, a vote on the bill shall be taken and the subject finally disposed of or tabled to a subsequent meeting before the council proceeds to any other business. If the motion is made after the council recesses or proceeds to any other business, the reconsideration shall be governed by the provisions of section 2-88 relating to reconsideration of subject matter.

(Code 1964, § 2.440; Ord. No. 13650 § 1, 4-19-93)