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A-6 <br /> <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />OPEN MEETING POLICIES <br /> <br />PURPOSE <br /> <br />The Newport Beach City Council and certain Boards, Commissions and Committees are <br />required to comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act). The Brown Act requires <br />public entities to deliberate and take action, in open session. The City Council has adopted <br />these rules to ensure compliance with the Brown Act and to promote full citizen participation <br />in the discussions and decisions of their elected and appointed representatives. <br /> <br />POLICY <br /> <br />A. Regular Meetings. The City Council shall hold regular meetings on the second and <br />fourth Tuesdays of each month except in December and August when there shall be at <br />least one regular meeting held on the second Tuesday. The meetings shall be held in a <br />location allowed by the Charter. The regular meeting shall begin at 4:00 p.m., or as <br />otherwise scheduled due to the demand of business, for Study Session, Closed Session <br />to follow immediately thereafter, recess after Closed Session, and reconvene at 7:00 <br />p.m. The December meeting of even-numbered years shall begin at 4:00 p.m., or as <br />otherwise scheduled due to the demand of business, without reconvening at 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />The City Council may hold a regular meeting, special meeting, or adjourned regular or <br />special meeting at another location within the City, or locations outside the <br />jurisdiction of the City provided appropriate notice is given pursuant to, and the <br />location of the meeting is consistent with, the Brown Act. When the day for any <br />regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, no meeting shall be held on such holiday, but <br />a regular meeting shall be held at the same hours on the following business day. <br /> <br />B. All regular, special and adjourned meetings of the City Council, Boards, Commissions, <br />and Committees created by the Charter or formal action of the City Council and which <br />have continuing subject matter jurisdiction shall be called, noticed and conducted in <br />compliance with the Brown Act. <br /> <br />C. Regular City Council Meeting Agenda. <br /> <br />1. Staff shall provide the City Clerk with the title and recommendation of all items <br />to be placed on a regular Council meeting agenda no later than <br />5:00 p.m. two Fridays before the next regular City Council meeting. The City <br />Clerk shall prepare the regular meeting agenda of all such matters under the <br />direction of the City Manager. This agenda shall be delivered to the City <br />Council Members on the Thursday preceding the Tuesday Council meeting to <br />which it pertains. <br />