File #: Rule 49 Amendment    Name:
Type: Rule Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 4/25/2023 In control: Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee
On agenda: 5/2/2023 Final action: 5/2/2023
Title: Proposed Amendment to Rule 49 of the Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure.
Sponsors: Dave Rosenberg
Proposed Amendment to Rule 49 of the Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure.

I move to amend the 2019-2023 Metropolitan Council Rules of Procedure by amending Rule 49 as shown below:
49. Election of public officials
Procedure for selecting a successor to fill a vacancy in any office which by law is to be filled by the Council.
1. Upon the vacancy in the office of any elected official that may lawfully be filled by the Council, each member of the Council shall be notified of said vacancy by an announcement by the Vice Mayor at the next meeting of the Council. Such announcement shall be at least four weeks preceding the meeting at which a successor is to be elected. Upon the announcement of a judicial or court clerk vacancy, the Clerk shall immediately notify the Nashville Bar Association and Napier-Looby Bar Association of such vacancy, which notification may be by facsimile or electronic transmission.
2. The Council may select a successor at any special called meeting of the Council, provided the notice under paragraph 1 is satisfied.
3. Nominations. All members of the Council as well as members of the general public, including candidates themselves, may nominate a person to fill the vacancy in office. No second shall be required to place the name in nomination. All nominations shall be in writing, signed by the person making the nomination and filed with the Clerk not later than 4:00 p.m. on the day which is one week following the date of the notice of the vacancy, at which time nominations will be closed. Within three business days following the filing of the written nomination, the person so nominated shall file with the Clerk a copy of their resume and a written questionnaire approved by the Rules Committee that shall include, but not be limited to:
a. A statement setting forth their willingness to serve if elected;
b. Their complete name;
c. Place of residence;
d. The length of time the person has lived in Davidson County;
e. Professional...

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