The GRC consists of representatives from each division, department, policy committee and individuals appointed by the League president. The GRC will meet virtually on Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. to consider the resolution. Following the GRC meeting, the resolution may proceed to the General Assembly for final consideration. The General Assembly will meet virtually on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m.
Due to the virtual nature of this year’s annual conference, the voting delegates for each city will be assigned a unique city badge number that will be used to verify their eligibility to vote at the General Assembly and to sign a petitioned resolution. After registering for the annual conference, delegates will receive an email with instructions on how to check in as a voting delegate or alternate voting delegate. Upon completion of checking in, the voting delegate or alternate voting delegate will receive an email with their city’s unique badge number. Should a petitioned resolution need to be qualified by voting delegates, voting delegates should use their badge number when signing the resolution on behalf of their city, so that the authenticity of the signature can be appropriately confirmed. (More detail on this below.)
Resolutions to address late-breaking issues may be introduced by petition at the annual conference. To qualify, a petitioned resolution must be signed by 10 percent of the voting delegates and submitted at least 24 hours before the beginning of the General Assembly. The voting delegate must provide their name, city, title, and city badge number to qualify as an acceptable signee to the petitioned resolution and that information must be provided as part of the petitioned resolution submitted. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
for verification of signatures, and for verification of form and substance by the League’s Annual Conference Parliamentarian. The submission deadline is Oct. 8 by 11 a.m. To help with this process in a virtual format, a list of voting delegates will be available on the League’s website at www.cacities.org/resolutions
by Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. and updated daily until the deadline to submit a petitioned resolution.
As a reminder, the parliamentarian will report on the petitioned resolution to the chair of the GRC and it may be taken up for action. A petitioned resolution may be disqualified if it is non-germane to city issues or is identical or substantially similar in substance to a resolution already under consideration. If a petitioned resolution is presented, the General Assembly will consider the petitioned resolution on Oct. 9. The General Assembly can make substantive amendments that change the intent of the petitioned resolution.
For city officials of member cities wanting to provide public comment during the GRC, please email your name, title, and city to email@example.com
. The League will send information to requesters about how to participate during the public comment section of the committee. There is no public comment during the General Assembly.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit https://www.cacities.org/resolutions