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League Members to Vote on Board of Directors Approved Amendments to League Bylaws

February 28, 2013

In November 2012, the League’s board of directors approved two proposed amendments to the League bylaws which must be approved by a two-thirds vote of those members voting in order to take effect.

 

A mail ballot will be sent out to all member cities on Tuesday, March 5. Member cities will have 45 days to vote.

The proposed amendments to the League’s bylaws would modify Article VI, section 2 and Article XI, section 3.

  1. Article VI, section 2. Annual Conference resolutions may originate from city officials, city councils, regional divisions, functional departments, or the League Board. Resolutions may also originate by being included in a petition signed by 10 percent of the designated voting delegates at the Annual Conference. The proposed amendment would change the process for non-petitioned resolutions by adding a requirement that at least five cities or city officials from five cities concur in the resolution.
  2. Article VII, section 16. League bylaws provide that a majority vote of approval by those voting is necessary for a decision, except as otherwise provided in the bylaws. The proposed amendment would add a new section that would provide that a two-thirds vote of those board members present is needed to take a position on a statewide ballot measure.

For questions regarding these proposed amendments please contact Patrick Whitnell.



 
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