Why do I see a lot of legislation being declared an “emergency”?
“Emergency” is a term of art used in the legislative process, in accordance with state law. In municipalities, legislation may be passed as an "emergency” measure, when Council must timely assure that public health and safety standards are maintained in an uninterrupted manner (for example, when negotiating police and fire contracts, contracts for mutual aid with neighboring communities, etc.), or when there is some other compelling reason to do so. Given the number of times that Council can convene and the number of readings that Council tries to have prior to passage, it attempts to be judicious about what can be reviewed, passed, or enacted as ordinary business or as an emergency measure. Emergency legislation takes effect on the date it is signed by the Mayor, or 10 days after passage or adoption if not signed by the Mayor. Legislation that does not require emergency passage takes effect 30 days after approval.

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1. How can I contact the prosecutor if I am issued a ticket in the City of Grandview Heights?
2. How do I find out what legislation is being discussed by Council?
3. Why do I see a lot of legislation being declared an “emergency”?
4. What happens when I get a ticket in Grandview Heights?
5. What if I am a minor issued a ticket in Mayor's Court?
6. How do I pay a ticket if I am not contesting it in Mayor's Court?
7. What is the difference between a resolution and an ordinance?
8. Where can I find out City requirements, laws or standards, such as building codes, traffic laws, etc. ?
9. What should I do if I believe I have been a victim of domestic violence or any other crime?
10. I received notice that my local income taxes have not been reported or paid. What should I do?