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File #: O-22-40   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 9/19/2022 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: C/S Amending Articles, XII, XIII, And XVI Of The City Charter Relating To Elections And Public Campaign Financing (Davis, Pe?a, Bassan by request)
Sponsors: Pat Davis (By Request), Klarissa J. Peña (By Request), Brook Bassan (By Request)
Attachments: 1. O-40, 2. O-40 Approved Committee Substitute
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
11/21/2022 City Council Accepted with a recommendation Do Pass, As Substituted  Action details
11/14/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do Pass, as SubstitutedPass Action details
11/14/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee SubstitutedPass Action details
10/24/2022 Finance & Government Operations Committee PostponedPass Action details
9/19/2022 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
9/19/2022 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S O-22-40 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Pat Davis, Klarissa J. Pe?a, and Brook Bassan, by request


ORDINANCE
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C/S Amending Articles, XII, XIII, And XVI Of The City Charter Relating To Elections And Public Campaign Financing (Davis, Pe?a, Bassan by request)
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WHEREAS, changes to the local election act require removing references to management of elections that the City no longer maintains; and
WHEREAS, additional clarifications around campaign finance reporting requirements are necessary to ensure clarity and transparency; and
WHEREAS, the 2021 election cycle highlighted the need for updates to the Open and Ethical Election Code to ensure continued participation and compliance; and
WHEREAS, Articles XII, XIII, and XVI allow the Council to amend these Articles of the City Charter by ordinance adopted by a majority plus two of the entire membership of the council voting in favor of such amendment or amendments.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Article XII, Section 9 of the City Charter is amended as follows:
"Section 9. INVESTIGATION.
(a) The Board [or City Clerk] may choose to ask for an investigation [of allegations brought before it rather than simply hearing charges;] to do this, it may temporarily employ or contract with investigators and require investigation by city staff assigned to the Board or by the Office of [Internal Audit and Investigations] [Inspector General] upon acceptance of the complaint [after holding a preliminary hearing] [, or upon evidence or belief of fraud or a violation of the Charter.] The Board [or City Clerk] shall direct and limit the scope and nature of all such investigations. No such investigation shall be undertaken unless it is specifically authorized and defined by the Board [or City Clerk]. For the purposes of this section, the term ...

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