Committee Policing

In general, the president or chair of each committee is the person responsible for maintaining order and proper decorum at meetings, following the example set by ordinance with the role of the common council president. If committee members encounter persistent challenges with maintaining order at meetings due to the behavior of specific members of the public or the committee, the city manager may be called upon to address the issue. Any action to remove or reassign a committee member will not take place until the city manager has consulted with the common council president and then with the full common council. If the issue involves a common council member, the issue should first be addressed by the common council president and the city manager is excluded from the process. The president will then bring the matter to the full common council for discussion and action.