Meetings of City Councils

Information Memo

Published: April 25, 2023

Meetings of City Councils
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn about the open meeting law, taking minutes, scheduling and conducting meetings (including use of rules of order, sometimes called parliamentary rules of procedure – one is Robert’s Rules), audience participation, recording meetings, meeting by telephone, and regulating attendance of council members. Understand how many members is a quorum. Most principles apply also to city boards, commissions, and other public bodies.