Question: Should section be amended to permit ordinances and resolutions to be kept in an electronic form and that if kept electronically, printed copies shall be available to the public in printed form upon request of the Clerk; and that electronic copies of ordinances and resolutions shall include any files attached to the legislation?

Proposed Language:

§ 33     Enactment of Ordinances and Resolutions

Ordinances and resolutions shall be introduced in the Council in written, printed or electronic form. All ordinances or resolutions, except ordinances making appropriations, shall be confined to one subject which shall be clearly expressed in the title, except as provided in the next section. Ordinances making appropriations shall be confined to the subjects of appropriation. No ordinance shall be passed until it has been read on three separate days unless the requirement of reading on three separate days has been dispensed with by a two-thirds vote of all the members of the Council. The final reading shall be in full unless a written, printed or electronic copy of the measure shall have been furnished to each member of the Council prior to the reading. The enacting clause of all ordinances passed by the Council shall be “Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Cleveland.” The enacting clause of all ordinances submitted by the initiative shall be “Be it ordained by the people of the City of Cleveland.” Electronic copies of ordinances and resolutions shall include any files attached to the legislation. Copies of ordinances and resolutions which are kept electronically shall be kept on file and made available to the public in a printed form upon request to the Clerk.

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