Parliamentary Procedure

  1. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 1

    What constitutes a quorum? Is the number necessary for a quorum reduced when there are vacancies on the governing body?

  2. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 2

    Do governing body members have an obligation to vote on all matters that come before the body?

  3. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 3

    In cities, when a particular measure must be enacted by a majority, three-fourths or two-thirds vote of all the members of the common council, such as a budget change, is the mayor included in calculating the total membership of the council and thus the number of votes necessary to take the action?

  4. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 4

    Who controls the agenda of a governing body meeting?


  5. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 5

    Is a municipal governing body required to hold a public hearing before adopting an ordinance?

  6. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 6

    What distinguishes a motion to reconsider from a motion to rescind?

  7. Parliamentary Procedure FAQ 7

    Can a member of a governmental body running for an office or position of the body vote for himself or herself?