§ 2-303. Meetings  


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  • (a) The rules of the council shall provide for the time and place of holding regular meetings, which shall be held at least twice each month on the first and third Monday with the exception of April, August and December. If such Monday is a legal holiday, then the meeting shall be held on the next day not a legal holiday. For good cause shown, the council may reschedule a regular Monday council meeting to another day, provided that notice pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1 is given. The council shall be in recess during the first cycle of committee and council meetings in April and August and the second cycle of committee and council meetings in December of each year.

    (b) Special meetings of the council may be called by the president of the council or mayor and shall be called by the president upon the written demand of at least seven members of the council. Notice of any special meeting shall be made as provided by Code Section 50-14-1 of the O.C.G.A., as now or hereafter amended. No business may be transacted at such special meeting other than that specified in the call and notice of such meeting.

    (c) All meetings of the council and of the committees and of every agency, board, commission and authority, or similar body of the city, shall be public in the same manner and to the same extent as required by the Chapter 14 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to open and public meetings, as now or hereafter amended. Any person shall have access to the minutes and records thereof at reasonable times in the same manner and to the same extent as required by Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50 of the O.C.G.A., relating to inspection of public records, as now or hereafter amended.

    (d) The council and its committees shall provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to be heard during its meetings. The council shall prescribe rules and regulations for the receipt of such comments from the public.

    (e) The council shall hold one public hearing in conjunction with an annual budget hearing to receive comments from citizens concerning city services, notice of which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least seven days prior to the date set therefor.

(1996 Ga. L. (Act No. 1019), p. 4469; Ord. No. 1999-66, § 1, 9-30-99; Ord. No. 2001-38, § 1, 5-25-01; Ord. No. 2002-59, § 1, 7-9-02; Ord. No. 2006-18, § 1, 5-18-06)