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Quorum

City legislative bodies can only take action if a quorum exists, which in Kentucky means that a majority of its members are present.  If a quorum has not been met, then a city council or commission meeting cannot officially take place.  Therefore, no official actions can be taken, such as passing ordinances, orders or resolutions.  Because the mayor is not considered a member of the legislative body in cities with a mayor-council form of government, the mayor is only counted for the purposes of a quorum in cities with the commission or city manager form of government.

 

 

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  • Want to know more about how quorums work and how votes are counted?  Contact Chris Johnson.
  • Have questions about parliamentary procedure?  Contact Joseph Coleman.
  • Want to request training on conducting effective meetings?  Contact Jessica Miller.
If you would like to suggest an addition to the topic list or suggest a correction, please contact Joseph Coleman.