Meetings of City Councils

Informational Memo

Learn important meeting concepts like the open meeting law, taking meeting minutes, and scheduling and conducting meetings.

Published Oct 30, 2020.

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

Handbook Chapter

City council meeting requirements, calculating a quorum, procedures and how councils take action.

Published Oct 1, 2020.

Holding Public Hearings Remotely

Informational Memo

Strategies for holding public hearings while also using remote meeting technology.

Published Apr 22, 2020.

City Options for Meeting Remotely

The COVID-19 public health emergency requires cities to make alternative meeting plans and still comply with the Open Meeting Law.

Published Apr 9, 2020.

General Operational Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding general council and city operational issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Mar 21, 2020.

Minnesota Mayors Handbook

A resource for practical and legal issues concerning Minnesota city mayors. Focuses on leadership, meeting and public hearing management skills.

Published Jul 17, 2019.