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Parliamentary Procedure

During city legislative body meetings, procedural guidelines are used to organize, formalize and guide debate and decision making. Robert’s Rules of Order is widely accepted as the standard for meeting rules. Since state law is mostly silent on local parliamentary procedure matters, city legislative bodies are largely free to adopt the rules of order that best suit their needs.  Parliamentary procedure governs such things as motions, etiquette and speaking limits during meetings.

 

 

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  • Want to know how to use parliamentary procedure in your meetings? Contact Joseph Coleman.
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