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File #: 19-0943    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance Amending Public Advertising of Executive Orders
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled
File created: 5/31/2019 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 7/23/2019 Final action: 9/5/2019
Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 3, OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, TO REMOVE THE PUBLIC ADVERTISING REQUIREMENT OF ALL EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF THE MAYOR. Deferred 6F-c 080719
Related files: 19-1391

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ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE II, ADMINISTRATION, CHAPTER 3, OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, TO REMOVE THE PUBLIC ADVERTISING REQUIREMENT OF ALL EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF THE MAYOR.

Deferred 6F-c 080719

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WHEREAS, Ordinance 6S&Fg adopted on November 17, 1986 required the public advertising of all Executive Orders issued by the Mayor within five (5) working days, except those regarding Leaves of Absence; and

 

WHEREAS, the vast majority of the Executive Orders are routine title changes and labor agreement salary adjustments, etc.; and

 

WHEREAS, there is no statutory requirement to advertise Executive Orders; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Office of the City Clerk finds the expenditure of public funds to advertise all Executive Orders, given rising advertising costs, not an effective use of public resources; and

 

WHEREAS, all Executive Orders can be publically requested and made available through a formal request with the Office of the City Clerk; and

 

WHEREAS, there is a need to amend this ordinance to remove the advertising clause for budgetary and workflow efficiency.

 

Note: Additions are shown in bold and underlined, deletions are shown by strikethrough.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

 

SECTION 1. Title II, entitled Administration, Chapter 3, entitled Public Advertising of All Executive Orders of the Mayor Involving Personnel Matters, Except Those Regarding Leaves of Absence, of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, as amended and supplemented, is hereby amended as follows: 

 

Section 2:3-1.11.    Public Advertising of All Executive Orders of the Mayor Involving Shall Be Filed with the Office of the City Clerk: Personnel Matters, Except Those Regarding Leaves of Absence.

a.   Within three (3) working days after the signing of an Executive Order, by the Mayor, the Director of Personnel shall file the Executive Order with the Office of the City Clerk. Within five (5) working days after receiving an Executive Order, the City Clerk shall arrange for the public advertising of the full content of the Executive Order.

b. This ordinance (section) shall apply only to every Executive Order issued by the Mayor or his designee involving personnel matters except those Executive Orders regarding leaves of absence.

c.   The public advertisement of Executive Orders which change the salary or compensation of any employees shall, in addition to the content of the Executive Order, set forth the existing salary or compensation of the position or title immediately prior to the issuance of the Executive Order and an amount accurately representing the increase in salary or compensation.

d. The Personnel Division shall supply the information required in paragraph c. to the Office of the city Clerk within forty-eight (48) hours of the filing of Executive Orders by the Mayor.

 

 

SECTION 2. The Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.

 

STATEMENT

This ordinance amends Title II, Administration, Chapter 3, Office Of The City Clerk, of the Revised General Ordinances of the City Of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, as amended and supplemented, by removing the public advertising requirement from the Executive Order process established by 6S&Fg adopted November 17, 1986.