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File #: 210210    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2021
Effective date: 7/24/2021    
Title: An ordinance relating to remote participation in meetings of governmental bodies.
Sponsors: ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. COGGS
Indexes: PUBLIC MEETINGS
Attachments: 1. Attorney General Opinion re. Accessibility to Open Meetings During the Pandemic, 2. Review for legality and enforceability

Number

210210

 

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. JOHNSON AND COGGS

Title

An ordinance relating to remote participation in meetings of governmental bodies.

Section

320-8                                          cr

Analysis

This ordinance provides that any member of a city governmental body, as defined in state law, may attend, participate and vote in a meeting of that body remotely using any technology that makes it possible for the member to be seen and heard by those attending and observing the meeting.

Body

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

 

Part 1.  Section 320-8 of the code is created to read:

 

320-8. Attendance, Participation and Voting Remotely by Member of Governmental Body. Any member of a city governmental body, as defined in s. 19.82(1), Wis. Stats., may attend, participate and vote in a meeting of that body remotely using any technology that makes it possible for the member to be seen and heard by those attending and observing the meeting.

LRB

APPROVED AS TO FORM

 

 

____________________________

Legislative Reference Bureau

Date:  ______________________

Attorney

IT IS OUR OPINION THAT THE ORDINANCE

IS LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE

 

 

____________________________

Office of the City Attorney

Date:  ______________________

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB176724-1

Teodros W. Medhin

5/24/2021