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City of Rochester

The Legislative Process

 

Legislation is received from the Mayor   OR   Legislation is received from Councilmembers

  1. Council President assigns legislation to a Council Committee:
    • Arts and Culture in the Center City, or
    • Finance, or
    • Neighborhood & Business Development, or 
    • Jobs, Parks and Public Works, or
    • Public Safety, Youth & Recreation

     
  2. Committees recommend legislation for adoption, consideration, or rejection by the entire Council.
     
  3. Public Hearing may be held on certain pieces of legislation as required by law (e.g., zoning changes).
     
  4. Council may approve, amend, reject, or send legislation back to committee.
     
  5. Mayor signs bill or vetoes it. If vetoed, item is sent back to Council for possible override.
     
  6. City Clerk certifies the legislation and publishes it in the PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

 

Click  here  to view City Council Agendas, Meeting Minutes and Proceedings online.


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