How a proposal_becomes_city_law

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How a proposal_becomes_city_law

  1. 1. How a Proposal  Becomes City Law In the Los Angeles City Council www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  2. 2. Step 1 <ul><ul><li>An interested party (a resident, a business, you, etc.) brings forth an idea to their City Councilmember s/he would like to become city law. </li></ul></ul>It starts with an idea: www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  3. 3. Step 2 <ul><li>The proposal is brought before the City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It then takes the form of a motion... </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Step 3 <ul><li>That proposal is referred to the appropriate  </li></ul><ul><li>City Council committee(s) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The committee will hold a series of hearings, after which they will return the proposal to the full Council with their recommendations, including whether to approve or modify the plan... </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Step 4 <ul><li>Next, the Council votes on the committee recommendation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the Council approves the plan, an ordinance will then be prepared by the City Attorney; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the Council rejects or returns it to the committee, there will be more hearings and/or modifications... </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Step 5 <ul><li>The ordinance is presented to the Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If it is unanimously approved by at least 12 City Council members, the ordinance moves on; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, it is held one week for a second vote... </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  7. 7. Step 6 <ul><li>The ordinance goes to the Mayor's office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If the Mayor signs the ordinance, it becomes law; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the Mayor vetoes the bill, it returns to the Council; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the Mayor takes no action for 10 days, it becomes law... </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  8. 8. Step 7 <ul><li>If the ordinance is vetoed by the Mayor: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The City Council can override the veto by a 2/3rds vote, but has to do so within 45 days...  </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  9. 9. Step 8 <ul><li>Once appro ved, t he text of the  </li></ul><ul><li>City Ordinance must be either:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Published in a daily newspaper for it to take effect 31 days later; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or posted for it to  take effect 41 days later . </li></ul></ul>www.cd2policy.blogspot.com
  10. 10. The end. www.cd2policy.blogspot.com

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