There are multiple opportunities to address Council. Individuals can speak during Courtesy of the Floor (addressing items not on the agenda) and
during Bills and Resolutions on Final Passage and Introduction. When given the Floor, please go to the podium and state your name and address. All remarks must be directed towards the presiding officer or council as a body; not a particular Council member or elected official, the audience or city staff. Unless otherwise determined, individuals shall have three minutes to address council and individuals representing a bona-fide group shall have five minutes. Privilege of the Floor will not be extended for personal insults or personal attacks on any individual, name calling or other behavior that is inconsistent with the purpose and intent of conducting official business. Please address council as a body. Refrain from using offensive language, cursing and making noises while other people are speaking. Act with decorum. Remove your hat and turn cell phones off.
(Council Speaking Rules: Members and others given the privilege of the floor will address the Presiding Officer. The Presiding Officer will extend
the courtesy to the Councilperson(s) responsible for introducing legislation the opportunity to speak first. Each member will have the right to speak twice on any subject. No Member will be allowed to speak more than twice on any subject without permission of the Presiding Officer. No Member will speak more than three (3) times on the question without the unanimous consent of all the Members present.
Bill 24 Providing for the expenditure of certain monies received by the City of Allentown under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act
of 1974, as amended; The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009; and Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended; for the purpose of undertaking programs of housing and community development within the City.
Bill 30 Amending the 2018 General Fund Budget to provide for a supplemental appropriation of Eighty-Seven Thousand Two-Hundred Seventy-Three (
87,273.00) Dollars as a result of a grant from FEMA US Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant, to the Allentown Fire Department to provide for Personal Bailout System Kits and PPE Retrofit.
Bill 31 Amending Article 393.15- Stormwater Utility Fee of the Business Regulation and Taxation Code to Further Explain how Stormwater Utility Fees
are Calculated for Impervious Surfaces Held in Common Ownership, and to Adopt a System of Credits Providing for Reductions in Stormwater Utility Fees for Property Owners Who Install Facilities that Aid in Stormwater Management.
Bill 37 Amending the 2018 General Fund budget by adding a total of three positions in the Bureau of Building Standards and Safety. Two Housing
Inspectors (14M, Step D) each budgeted at an annual salary of Fifty Thousand Five Hundred Sixty ( 50,560) Dollars and one Clerk III (8M, Step D) budgeted at an annual salary of Forty-Four Thousand Forty-Five