City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Coded
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Enactment Number: -
Ordinance to Amend and Re-Enact Chapter 2, Administration, Article II, City
Council, Division 2, Meetings, Section 2-43 of the Code of the City of
Hampton, Virginia, entitled, Order of Business Regular Meetings.
IT ORDAINED, by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, that Chapter
2, Article II, Division 2, Section 2-43 of the Code of the City of Hampton,
Virginia, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:
2-43. Order of business--Regular meetings.
At every regular
meeting of the council, the order of business shall be as follows:
of the roll.
Consent agenda for the meeting, as prepared by the clerk of the council and to
include consideration of the minutes of the previous meeting, first readings of
ordinances believed to be routine and noncontroversial, final readings of
ordinances which receive unanimous vote at a previous meeting, requests for
bingo and raffle permits and any other items believed by the clerk of the
council to be routine and not controversial in nature; provided that, a member
of the council may, by request, have any item moved from the consent agenda to
the regular business agenda. The consent agenda shall be approved in toto by
motion and roll call vote.
business agenda, as prepared by the clerk of the council and to include all
items of which he has been notified by the mayor, members of council, the city
manager or the city attorney by 12:00 p.m. on each Friday following the second
and fourth Wednesdays, the regular meeting days (i.e., the regular agenda
deadline). Items submitted after the regular agenda deadline for any given
meeting shall be included on the regular agenda only with the approval of the
City Manager. Members of the general public recognized to speak at public
hearings on the regular business agenda or to speak to other matters on the
regular business agenda shall only be permitted to use the city audio-visual
equipment during their allotted speaking period after submission of the
material to be displayed to the office of the clerk for virus screening and
software compatibility no less than two (2) business days prior to the
granted to the general public desiring to address the council. Unless changed
by the consent of four (4) members of council, any such address by any member
of the general public shall be limited to three (3) minutes without regard to
any attempt by others to yield time to the speaker. No person permitted to
speak pursuant to this subsection (7) shall be permitted to use electronic
audio-visual aids in the presentation without the consent of council, expressed
by a majority vote and shall not be permitted to use the city audio-visual
equipment unless the material to be displayed has been submitted to the office
of the clerk for virus screening and to determine software compatibility at
least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.
new business, to include and be limited to the opportunity for members of the
council, the city manager and the city attorney to be heard concerning matters
relating to the business of the city. No initiative requiring a vote by
council, except when subject to a specific time constraint or determined to be
an emergency by a majority vote of council, shall be presented on the floor by
a council member under new business.
of business shall not be departed from except by the consent of four (4)
members of the council.
2-14; Ord. No. 328; Ord. No. 399; Ord. No. 613, 2-28-79; Code 1964, 2-16; Ord.
No. 745-A, 2-23-83; Ord. No. 1317, 11-14-01)
the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held
on July 19, 2006.
Signed by ____________________________ Date
Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor
Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________
Katherine K. Glass
Clerk of the Council