ORDINANCES & PUBLIC HEARINGS - FIRST READING
REQUEST TO RESCIND AND AMEND RESOLUTION NO. 14R-10-247 (AS TO VOTE ONLY). Requested by Commissioner Berger, relating to his no vote opposing the Resolution to support Equal Pay for Women. After discussion, Commissioner Bates and Thurston decided not support a Request to Rescind and the matter was dropped. As a Note: Motion to Rescind, according to Roberts Rules of Order, is not for the purpose of changing the vote, but to change the body of the item substantially or to strike the item as if it never existed. Also, a Motion to Rescind cannot be done after the item has been executed upon, which had already happened in this case. Therefore, the Motion was Out of Order and should not have been heard. The appropriate procedure was a Motion to Reconsider which can only be done by someone in the majority and no one in the majority wished to put it forward. Commission Berger was not in the majority and could not request the Motion.