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File #: 15-19735    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Policy Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/7/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 3/13/2023 Final action: 3/13/2023
Title: Amend City Council's Resolution on Boards and Commissions
Attachments: 1. Boards and Commissions Resolution for Remote Participation Black through, 2. Boards and Commissions Remote Participation Eligibility, 3. Code of Ethics for Board Members Resolution Black through
Amend City Council's Resolution on Boards and Commissions

A. Adopt a revised resolution on Boards and Commissions to establish a remote participation policy for members of certain boards, committees and commissions of the City of Charlotte, and

B. Adopt a revised resolution amending the Code of Ethics, Gift Policy and Disclosure Requirements for members of all boards, committees, and commissions of the City of Charlotte.

Staff Resource(s):
Patrick Baker, City Attorney's Office
Stephanie Kelly, City Clerk's Office

Action A
* In 1997, Council adopted a resolution establishing attendance polices and related requirements for boards and commissions, which resolution was amended in subsequent years, most recently in 2019.
* On October 10, 2022, City Council amended its Rules of Procedure to provide remote participation options for councilmembers in City Council Committee meetings only. This authorization permits committee members to participate remotely and vote on the business of the meeting. Members of city-appointed boards, committees and commissions have requested similar remote participation options.
* Proposed revisions to the Boards and Commissions resolution establishes a Remote Participation section which provide guidelines for when members of city-appointed boards, committees, or commissions may participate remotely in meetings. The resolution also revises the section on Attendance requirements by providing that remote participation fulfills a member's attendance requirements.
* The Remote Participation section only applies to boards, committees, or commissions whose members serve in an advisory capacity only.
* Boards, committees or commissions that hold quasi-judicial hearings, such as the Civil Service Board and the Citizens Review Board, or boards, committees or commissions that engage in final decision-making duties, such as the Arts and Culture Advisory Board and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, ...

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