Question: Should section be amended to provide that the Mayor’s veto objections may be entered by the Council electronically provided that printed copies are available to the public upon request of the Clerk?

Proposed Language:

§ 37     Mayor’s Veto

Any ordinance or resolution passed by the Council shall be signed by the President or other presiding officer and presented forthwith to the Mayor by the Clerk. If the Mayor approves the ordinance or resolution, the Mayor shall sign it within ten (10) days after its passage or adoption by the Council but if the Mayor does not approve it, the Mayor shall return it to the Council with his or her objections within the ten (10) days, or if the Council be not then in session, at the next regular meeting thereof, which objections the Council shall cause to be entered, electronically or in writing, in full on its Journal. Copies of the Mayor’s objection which are entered electronically shall be kept on file and made available in printed form to the public upon request to the Clerk. If the Mayor does not sign or veto an ordinance or resolution after its passage or adoption, within the time specified, it shall take effect in the same manner as if the Mayor had signed it. The Mayor may approve or disapprove the whole or any item or part of any ordinance or resolution appropriating money. When the Mayor refuses to sign an ordinance or resolution or part thereof and returns it to the Council with his or her objections, the Council shall, after the expiration of not less than one week, proceed to reconsider it and, if upon reconsideration, the resolution or ordinance or part or item thereof disapproved by the Mayor is approved
by the vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to the Council it shall take effect without the signature of the Mayor. In all cases the votes shall be taken by “yeas” and “nays” and entered on the Journal in writing or electronically.