General

  1. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 1

    What do the Wisconsin statutes say about committee appointments, structure, organization and powers?

  2. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 2

    Does the public have the right to speak at a meeting of a governmental body?

  3. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 3

    May a municipal governing body begin a meeting with a prayer or invocation without violating the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

  4. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 4

    Are municipal governing bodies prohibited by state law from holding a meeting on a legal holiday or Sunday?

  5. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 5

    May a member of a city council, village board or other municipal governmental body "attend" a meeting by telephone?

  6. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 6

    How does a member of a governmental body raise an objection to a perceived error in the proceedings of the body?

  7. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 7

    How does a city or village change the size of its governing body?

  8. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 8

    When can a municipal governmental body vote in closed session?

  9. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 9

    How many votes are required to approve a proposed action of a governmental body?

  10. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 10

    Does state law prescribe a particular method of governmental body voting?

  11. Governing Bodies: General FAQ 11

    Why is a Committee of the Whole used?