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File #: 09-1219    Version: 1 Name: 12/21/09 - Legal Publication Methods
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/21/2009 Final action: 12/21/2009
Enactment date: 12/21/2009 Enactment #: R-09-509
Title: Resolution to Establish Methods of Legal Publication Appropriate to Inform the Public As Authorized by City Charter
Title
Resolution to Establish Methods of Legal Publication Appropriate to Inform the Public As Authorized by City Charter
Memorandum
n November 2009, the voters approved amendment of the Ann Arbor City Charter to allow legal publication of ordinances to be satisfied within 10 days after enactments using one of the following methods:
? The full text in a newspaper of general circulation in the City or by posting to the City’s website or by any other means or method determined by City Council appropriate to properly inform the general public (Section 7.4)
? For a zoning ordinance or zoning ordinance amendment or revision publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the City or any other media otherwise permitted by law (Section 7.3)
? For ordinances over 500 words in length, a digest, summary or statement of the purpose of the ordinance approved by Council published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City or by posting to the City’s website or by any other means or method determined by City Council appropriate to properly inform the general public (Section 7.4)

The charter amendments as approved have an effective date of January 1, 2010.

The attached resolution requests that City Council formally determine the methods of legal publication to be used by the City Clerk to satisfy the requirements of the Charter.
Staff
Prepared by: Mary Joan Fales, Senior Assistant City Attorney & Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Reviewed by: Stephen K. Postema, City Attorney
Approved by: Roger W. Fraser, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The electors of the City of Ann Arbor approved amendment of Section 7.3 of the Ann Arbor City Charter to allow for publication of zoning ordinances or amendment or revision of such zoning ordinances in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the City or any other media otherwise permitted by law;

Whereas, Michigan law currently mandates publication of zoning ordinances and their amendment in a newspaper o...

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