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File #: 111009    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2011 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 12/20/2011
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution urging greater civility in the conduct of political activities and governmental affairs.
Sponsors: ALD. DUDZIK, ALD. WITKOWSKI
Indexes: ELECTIONS, SOCIAL CONCERNS
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/27/20111 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/20111 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/20110 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowski added
   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/20110 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individual present: Ald. Dudzik Ald. Witkowski reqeusted to be added as co sponsor. There were no objections
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
12/7/20110 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/20110 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
111009
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
 
Sponsor      
ALD. DUDZIK AND WITKOWSKI
Title
Substitute resolution urging greater civility in the conduct of political activities and governmental affairs.
 
Analysis
This resolution urges all government officials and employees, political parties, media representatives, advocacy organizations, and candidates for political office and their supporters to strive toward a more civil public discourse in the conduct of political activities and in the administration of the affairs of government.
Body
Whereas, The principle of civility is the foundation of democracy and the rule of law; and
 
Whereas, Public discourse today is all too often composed of divisive attacks rather than meaningful consideration of important public issues, which leads to ineffective public decision-making, citizen frustration and damage to the democratic process; and
 
Whereas, Municipal officials play an important role in shaping public behavior as leaders in their communities and therefore have special opportunity to help steer public discourse back to a more civil direction; now, therefore, be it
 
Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Common Council urges all government officials and employees, political parties, media representatives, advocacy organizations, and candidates for political office and their supporters to strive toward a more civil public discourse in the conduct of political activities and in the administration of the affairs of government.
 
Drafter
 
LRB135548-2
TWM/jo
12/12/2011