Meetings of City Councils

Informational Memo

Published: October 29, 2019

Meetings of City Councils
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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.

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.