Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1369    Version: Name: Resolution approving the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures (Amendment Number 3).
Type: resolution Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 9/22/2022 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 10/11/2022
Title: Resolution amending section V.I.9 of the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures (as amended on September 13, 2022), by removing "Assisting in the enforcement of these County Board Rules and Procedures by considering complaints submitted by County Board Members and the public for substantive violations by County Board Member(s) and making recommendations to the County Board for action." as a listed responsibility of the Ethics & Oversight Committee; and that Section VIII.I.3 of the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures be amended to state, "Any instance of irregular spending or dispute regarding Board Member expenses will first be referred to the Ethics Commission for review.
Attachments: 1. (22-1369)Section_V.I.9_ Version 2 as Amended at Rules on 9.30.22, 2. (22-1369)Section_VIII.I.3_ Version 2 as Amended at Rules on 9.30.22, 3. (22-1369)Section_V.I.9_ Amendment Original 9.27.22
Title
Resolution amending section V.I.9 of the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures (as amended on September 13, 2022), by removing "Assisting in the enforcement of these County Board Rules and Procedures by considering complaints submitted by County Board Members and the public for substantive violations by County Board Member(s) and making recommendations to the County Board for action." as a listed responsibility of the Ethics & Oversight Committee; and that Section VIII.I.3 of the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures be amended to state, "Any instance of irregular spending or dispute regarding Board Member expenses will first be referred to the Ethics Commission for review.

Staff Summary
* Per the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures, complaints received by the County Administrator's Office related to alleged Rules of Order violations need to be considered by County Board Members on the Ethics & Oversight Committee.
* The proposed amendment would remove a responsibility of the Ethics & Oversight Committee to consider complaints regarding alleged Rules Violations.
* In the consideration of this amendment, County Administration and the State's Attorney's Office will discuss with the committee options for where future Rules Complaints should be considered. Based on the Committee's direction, staff will proceed with actions accordingly.
* An amendment was made at the September 30, 2022 Rules Committee meeting to include a statement in Section VIII.I.3 of the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the County Board Rules of Order and Operational Procedures ("Board Rules") were originally adopted on December 15, 2020, after the Lake County Board's post-election organization; and

WHEREAS, the Board Rules were amended on February 9, 2021 (Rules Amendment Number One); and

WHEREAS, the Board Rules were amended on September 14, 2021 (Rules Amendment Number Two); and
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