Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 7: Meetings, Motions, Resolutions and Ordinances

Handbook Chapter

Published: August 30, 2019

Meetings Motions Resolutions and Ordinances
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Review requirements city councils must follow when conducting meetings and public hearings such as the open meeting law and its exceptions, making sure there is a quorum, taking and publishing minutes, recording meetings, meeting by telephone, and rules of procedure (also called parliamentary procedure such as Robert’s Rules). Learn when to use a motion, resolution or ordinance to do city business and the procedures required for each.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Meetings, Motions, Resolutions and Ordinances:”