On May 16, 2006, the City Council unanimously approved the
offering of a brief invocation at the commencement of all meetings of the City
Council or Redevelopment Agency.In
doing so, the City Council is cognizant of its legal obligation to assure that
such invocations are “legislative prayers,” and that they do not purport to
advance any particular religion or religious denomination.
Consistent with the so-called “Burbank”
prayer decision, the City Council hereby admonishes those who offer invocations
to do so consistent with the current state of the law – meaning that an
invocation must not be used to identify, advance, or urge a particular
religious denomination, or identify a specific religion’s deity.This evening we are pleased that our
invocation will be offered by:
Public testimony may be given
on any agenda item as it is called and will be LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER
SPEAKER.Please fill out a Speaker Form
in order to be identified correctly in the minutes.The forms are provided on the podium in the
Council Chambers.All Speaker Forms must
be given to the City Clerk/Agency Secretary at the beginning of the meeting.
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS - MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
COMMUNICATIONS – MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
This is the appropriate time for
members of the general public to address theCouncil/Agency on items not on the posted Agenda but are items of interest
that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council/Agency.Any person wishing to speak at this time is requested to
complete a Speaker Form, available on the podium or by the Public Agenda Binder
in the Council Chamber.ORAL COMMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE (3)
MINUTES PER SPEAKER.Under the provisions of the Brown Act, no
action can be taken on these items, and there can be no dialogue or discussion
of the items with the Council/Agency other than to place it on the Agenda for a
future meeting if appropriate.
NEW BUSINESS CONSENT
BUSINESS CONSENT (Items 1-2)
These items are considered to be routine
items of AGENCY/COUNCIL business and have, therefore, been placed on the
CONSENT CALENDAR.If AGENCY/COUNCIL wishes
to discuss any item or items, then such item or items should be removed from
the CONSENT CALENDAR.For items
remaining on the CONSENT CALENDAR, a single motion to ADOPT the recommended
action is in order.
the attached extended agreement "INTERIMCITY
MANAGER/INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT" for a period of
90 days and AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute the same following approval as to
form by the City Attorney/Agency Counsel.
person wishing to testify is requested to complete a speaker card, available on
the podium in the Council Chambers.TESTIMONY WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES PER PERSON.Any subject of controversy will be limited to
a total of fifteen minutes of testimony per side; those wishing to address the Agency/Council
are requested to select three speakers to represent your opinion.