RULES OF COUNCILRules of OrderGoverning the Council of the City of Cleveland2010-2013
The following rules of order shall govern the procedures of the CityCouncil and the conduct of its members.
I.MEETINGS: PLACE, TIME OF CONVENING,QUORUM, ORDER OF BUSINESSRule 1.Meetings – Place.
All meetings of the Council shall be held inthe Council Chamber in the City Hall, unless otherwise orderedby the Council.
Rule 2.Meetings – Public.
All meetings of the Council or committeesthereof shall be public, and upon request of any citizen desiringto be heard on any matter, then under consideration by theCouncil, the Council may, on motion, resolve itself into aCommittee of the Whole and hear such citizen at such time andfor such period as Council may determine. Persons desiring tobe heard by any committee of Council on any matter then underconsideration may, by consent of such committee, be given anopportunity to be heard thereon. All Rules of Council minutesand records of the Council shall be open to the public at allreasonable times.
Rule 3.Regular Meetings.
After the Council has been organizedpursuant to Section 28 of the Charter, regular meetings of theCouncil shall be held in the Council Chamber every Mondayevening at 7:00 o’clock P.M., unless otherwise ordered bymotion, resolution or ordinance. Whenever the regular meetingfalls on a legal holiday or a special election day – or the daypreceding a legal holiday or primary or other election day, themeeting shall be held on a day to be fixed by the Council.
Rule 4.Summer Schedule.
During the months of July and August, theCouncil shall be on summer schedule and shall meet at suchtimes as shall be set forth in the resolution of Councilestablishing such schedule.
Rule 5.Special Meetings.
Special meetings may be called at any timeby the Mayor, the President of Council, or any five membersupon at least twelve (12) hours written notice to each member of the Council served personally on each member or left at his