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

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