On Recording Council Motions/Resolutions

Code:
G16-D004
Party Unit:
Members of the Party
Proposal Type:
Directive
Resolution Status:
Drafted
Resolution Timing:
In Advance
Submission Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Submitter Name:
Joe Foster

Preamble

WHEREAS it is important for Council to have a ready reference to past and current Motions/Resolutions;

WHEREAS it is equally important for members to be able to be kept fully informed of Council plans and decisions;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that a Motions/Resolutions database be created expeditiously with search facilities using the following 9 fields (4 contain a boolean Yes/No, and the next 5 contain text/sentences):
Draft, Rejected, Deferred, Approved
Title, Sponsors, Operative, Background, Actions;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Executive Director officially appoint an individual to update this Database (when available) within 5 working days of a Council meeting;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a schedule be developed to add past Council Motions/Resolutions to this Database.

Sponsors:
Stacey Leadbetter, Danny Polifroni, Ard Van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Peter Bevan-Baker, Colin Old, Don Scott, Colin Griffiths, Eric Walton, Stephanie Coburn, Mark MacKenzie, Johan Hamels, Lee Coates, Dimitri Lascaris, Cyrille Giraud, Sharon Danley, Becka Viau, Mario Leclerc, Lynne Lund, Kay Foster, Marcus Madsen

Background

Councillors need an easy and quick reference to current and past decisions that may influence new Motions being proposed. In addition, interested members should have quick access to proposals and decisions should they wish to raise questions through their representatives. This is another step in improving transparency, openness and participation of the membership.

Code

G16-D004

Proposal Type

Directive

Submitter Name

Joe Foster

Preamble

WHEREAS it is important for Council to have a ready reference to past and current Motions/Resolutions;

WHEREAS it is equally important for members to be able to be kept fully informed of Council plans and decisions;

Operative

BE IT RESOLVED that a Motions/Resolutions database be created expeditiously with search facilities using the following 9 fields (4 contain a boolean Yes/No, and the next 5 contain text/sentences):
Draft, Rejected, Deferred, Approved
Title, Sponsors, Operative, Background, Actions;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Executive Director officially appoint an individual to update this Database (when available) within 5 working days of a Council meeting;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a schedule be developed to add past Council Motions/Resolutions to this Database.

Sponsors

Stacey Leadbetter, Danny Polifroni, Ard Van Leeuwen, Burt Folkins, Peter Bevan-Baker, Colin Old, Don Scott, Colin Griffiths, Eric Walton, Stephanie Coburn, Mark MacKenzie, Johan Hamels, Lee Coates, Dimitri Lascaris, Cyrille Giraud, Sharon Danley, Becka Viau, Mario Leclerc, Lynne Lund, Kay Foster, Marcus Madsen

Background

Councillors need an easy and quick reference to current and past decisions that may influence new Motions being proposed. In addition, interested members should have quick access to proposals and decisions should they wish to raise questions through their representatives. This is another step in improving transparency, openness and participation of the membership.