CL315MPI: Writing Resolutions and Ordinances

Course Description:

This course will compare and contrast the use of ordinances, resolutions, and motions which cities use to set policy or take action on various matters. The course will highlight certain technical requirements relating to ordinances, resolutions and motions, and will also address practical considerations in their use. The course will include a discussion of the use of WHEREAS clauses to explain the factual background and history of a matter being acted on by the city council. Finally, the course will include instruction on and an opportunity to engage in the drafting of an ordinance and resolution and notice documents and document templates. Other sample documents are included in the course materials for the general references of course participants.


Terry Timmons

Course Materials:

CL315MPI: Writing Resolutions and Ordinances


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