City of Reno

Staff Report

Staff Report (For Possible Action): Presentation, discussion and potential direction to staff on proposed revisions to the City Council Rules and Regulations.


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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation: Staff recommends Council accept the staff report and direct staff to bring a resolution adopting updated City Council Rules. 


Proposed Motion: I move to accept the staff report and direct staff to return to City Council with a resolution adopting updated City Council Rules.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary: The Reno City Council meetings are governed by Council Rules and Regulations adopted by resolution number 7467 on May 26, 2010 (“Council Rules”).  In recent years, the Subcommittee on Council Rules & Regulations has met to discuss revisions and updates to the Council Rules.  Staff has also met with the Mayor and individual Council Members to discuss changes they would like to see in the Council Rules.  Staff has circulated a draft set of new rules and has received City Council feedback.  Following the presentation at the November 8, 2017 Council Meeting, staff will be requesting direction from the City Council to move forward with a resolution to adopt the new Rules of the Reno City Council.


Previous Council Action: On May 26, 2010, the City Council adopted City Council Rules and Regulation by way of resolution number 7467.


Discussion:  Staff has circulated a draft set of new council rules to the City Council and has discussed the proposed changes and additions with individual members of the City Council.  Attached to this staff report is a summary document noting changes supported by multiple Council Members as well as proposed changes to the draft rules by individual Council Members. 


At the presentation, staff will discuss its recommendations for changes to the Council Rules as well as speak to the Council Member suggested changes.  Staff is looking for feedback from the City Council as to how it would like to proceed with the Council Rules and what, if any, additional changes it would like to see made to the draft rules. 


Financial Implications:  None at this time.


Legal Implications: None at this time.