MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon residents could find it easier to voice an opinion on proposed City Council legislation with a recent change in language.
Typically, council must hear three readings of an ordinance or resolution before voting on the measure. After it is approved, it becomes law 30 days after it is signed by the president of council and the mayor.
In some situations, council can ask to suspend the rules requiring three readings and vote on the legislation in one night. These items become effective 30 days after they are signed by the president of council and the mayor without the traditional six-week process.
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