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News articles on Robert's Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure appear below, with most recent articles appearing first.

Ford says he will resign; Etowah sports complex issues remain

Gadsden Times

Robert's Rules of Order indicate a quorum is a majority of members of a board or committee unless bylaws, rules of a parent organization or the ...

Archie v. Hinds County Board of Supervisors: Mississippi Supreme Court Appoints Dickinson to Case

Jackson Free Press

"We were simply saying that the president Credell Calhoun has not followed Robert's Rules of Order and has not followed our bylaws in our charter," ...

Overland Park City Council wards 1, 2 and 3 candidates on the issues: Camaraderie and collegiality

Shawnee Mission Post

I do think things would be less chaotic if we held a refresher on Robert's Rules of Order and worked harder at following that procedure during ...

Susan Campbell (Opinion): Our ragtag army in Hartford


Those meetings, for people weaned on Robert's Rules of Order, were decentralized to the extreme. Everyone was encouraged to participate, and it's ...

Gotta Love Ludlow group promotes education for retail cannabis vote

Eagle Times

The format of the meeting will follow Robert's Rules with moderator George Thomson officiating in the process. The amount of time each participant ...

Coffee County director of schools contract renewed with $5K raise, amid board member walkout

Manchester Times

Robert's Rules of Order allows me to debate twice on a motion, no more than 10 minutes per debate. I could possibly have been in excess of 10 ...

Raymond J. Brown: Avoid awful meetings by taking ownership

Union Leader

Actually, most people at meetings are absolutely clueless about Robert's Rules. It is admittedly a cumbersome tome and attempting to know and follow ...

Long lines, calls for action and procedural fights: The Anchorage mask debate has now ...

Anchorage Daily News

Chief of Staff Sami Graham studies Robert's Rules of Order while she and other members of the Bronson administration argue with members of the assembly over ...

Public testimony over Anchorage mask ordinance continues, with no end in sight - KTOO


Wesley Early: So the Assembly follows what's called Robert's Rules. It's a set of parliamentary standards to make sure that meetings can be conducted in an ...

Duval Schools employee COVID vaccine incentives, emergency leave fails - Florida Times-Union

The Florida Times-Union

In a statement provided to the Times-Union, Duval Schools officials said that according to Robert's Rules of Order, cities with a population between 800,000 ...

NOCFA secretary censured | News for Fenton, Linden, Holly MI | tctimes.com

Fenton Tri County Times

Citing Robert's Rules of Order, he said Winchester, who he was motioning to censure, would not be able to partake in the vote, but could partake in the ...

How could the Portland City Council deadlock on a mask mandate? - Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily News

Phil: Nothing like giving your constituents a little notice. Since the vote was 4-4 and Thibodeau won't be coming back, Robert's Rules dictate that this issue ...

Hearing on 610-unit Buckeye development postponed | Your Valley - YourValley.net

Your Valley

Staff and legal counsel will cover Robert's Rules of Order, the roles of commissioners, open meetings laws, the development process in Arizona, ...

Rutland school board adopts attorney's report, keeps Ravens mascot - VTDigger


Attorney Christopher Leopold, of the law firm McNeil Leddy & Sheahan, found that although the board deviated slightly from Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Robert's Rules and open meetings are for everyone's protection | Opinion | wvnews.com

WV News

The rules government bodies abide by in open meetings comes from Robert's Rules of Order. These rules follow parliamentary procedure and have done so since ...

Ravens gets a reprieve | Local News | rutlandherald.com

Rutland Herald

The board voted to send that recommendation to the Policy Committee for further discussion, with Commissioner Alison Notte casting the sole “no” vote. “Robert's ...

Archie says county should expect a lawsuit if supervisors remove him as vice president - WLBT


Archie also is claiming that Calhoun is violating Robert's Rules of Order, which lays out procedures for removing a board officer or changing a board's ...

A Remedy for Disruption - Oregon Humanities


But that sort of thing isn't covered in Robert's Rules. As I take my seat at the bench, I do my best to make eye contact with people in the crowd.

Board of education vote to hire new legal services is not without controversy - Winchester Sun

Winchester Sun

Per Robert's Rules of Order, the Board's secretary, Superintendent Molly McComas, brought the meeting back from recess. Megan Hendricks was elected chairperson ...

Student Senate to hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate - The Daily Eastern News

The Daily Eastern News

3) The election shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order – Newly Revised. 4) All candidates shall be required to serve one full semester before running ...

Author discusses his book on 'Robert's Rules of Order' - Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

'Robert's Rules of Order and Why It Matters for Colleges and Universities Today'. Author of essay discusses ...

Householder selectively invokes rules to pull item for vote on her removal as Antioch School ...

Antioch Herald

Video screenshot. District's attorney who said, “I wasn't at the meeting” argues in support, citing Robert's Rules of Order. “I don ...

School board hopeful claims she was overlooked for position - Columbia Daily Herald

Columbia Daily Herald

Following Robert's Rules of Order, the Commission voted on the first nomination and since more than 11 votes were cast, he was nominated.

County utilities counsel rebuked by chairman for texting during public meeting - The Daily Journal

Vineland Daily Journal

Dawson responded by referring to Robert's Rules of Order, the universally used guide for conducting public meetings. Robert's Rules encourages moving “past ...

SBCC Academic Senate Disputes Allegation of Brown Act Violation over No Confidence Vote

Santa Barbara Independent

Academic Senate President Raeanne Napoleon defended the move by citing the senate's bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order, which state that a ...

Marone: Further study of statute tells difference In Sun City board debate - YourValley.net

Your Valley

... that at the very least the disciplinary procedure laid out in Robert's Rules of Order, the RCSC's parliamentary authority, should apply.

Virtual city meetings moves forward | Fort Atkinson | dailyunion.com

Daily Union

“The city has not adopted Robert's Rules of Order in its entirety; however, the council and other boards, commissions and committees use the Rules ...

Robert's Rules don't point to order for commissioners | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle

Warren Tribune Chronicle

During the discussion about Robert's Rules, Fuda said it is Frenchko who often breaks decorum, there are various versions of the rules that could be ...

Waynesville homeless task force foundering - Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain News

He also pushed for the task force to be more adherent to Robert's Rules of Order. The Sept. 2 meeting was supposed to be the final meeting of the ...

Volusia County Council passes public meeting ordinance | Ormond Beach Observer

Ormond Beach Observer

Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure followed by Volusia County Council, outlines the limitation of allowing a member to speak no more than ...

David Archie out as vice president/president-elect of board of supervisors - WLBT


Supervisors Robert Graham and Archie opposed. Advertisement. Archie said the measures were illegal, and that under Robert's Rules of Order, a two-thirds vote ...

Desert Hot Springs City Council spars over planning commissioner

The Desert Sun

Mayrhofen suggested that the problem is that other commissioners don't follow Robert's Rules of Order, a set of rules for conducting meetings that is widely ...

NFDL School Board Approves Updates To Back To School Plan, Goldapske Abstains From ... - KFIZ


... decide to mask the students, and citing Robert's Rules of Orders, dismissed herself from the remainder of the meeting and abstained from the final vote.

School board gets schooled on parliamentary procedure - WWAY TV

WWAY NewsChannel 3

The board follows Robert's Rules of Order, which is the most widely used manual of parliamentary procedure in the US. - Advertisement -. During the educational ...

Mascot committee accepts report's findings | Local News | rutlandherald.com

Rutland Herald

(Robert's Rules is a manual of parliamentary procedure used by organizations to govern meetings.) — Report to the board the facts, results and conclusions of ...

Readers Respond With Useful Professional Development | Confessions of a Community ...

Inside Higher Ed

[College] is running a professional development session on Robert's Rules, led by our parliamentarian, to make colleagues more effective in faculty meetings ...

Idaho GOP bursts Bircher bubble | Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

"The pure beauty of watching a procedural master like Mr. Clark so elegantly use Robert's Rules to shape the direction of a committee of 16 people is ...

Both Antioch School Board special meeting agenda items tabled for up to 60 days on split ...

Antioch Herald

Robert's Rules of Order requires the end of discussion and debate, without interruption, and an immediate vote on a motion to table without discussion on ...

Editorial: Would you help someone vote against you? - Baptist Standard

Baptist Standard

These bylaws are sacred; we follow them as meticulously and religiously as we follow Robert's Rules of Order, which is to say, most of the time.

The results are in, candour wins: The Workish guide to picking your battles | Financial Post

Financial Post

Try parliamentary procedure: grab Robert's Rules of Order (Hybrid Edition, Newly Revised). Robert's is the authority on when to voice dissent about those Q4 ...

Town of Dewey-Humboldt Looking for Volunteers | Signals AZ

Signals AZ

The meetings of the Standing Committee will be subject to Arizona Open Meeting Law and will be conducted under Robert's Rules of Order.

SBCC Board of Trustees Brushes Off Vote of No Confidence - The Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Independent

Napoleon defended the senate's action, saying the item was moved in accordance with the senate's bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order, which states a ...

A close look at all the options | Education | messagemedia.co

Aitkin Independent Age

Jennifer Cummings said that the board needs to better follow Robert's Rules of Order, as she felt the CRT discussion happened backward.

NC Dems say production of Lt. Gov. Robinson's report on teachers lacks transparency | WNCT


“There is no chairperson, and the gatherings are not formal affairs governed by Robert's Rules or any other type of procedure. There are no votes, ...

Rules reviewed at planning board meeting - Hammonton Gazette

Hammonton Gazette

At the beginning of the meeting, Chairman Ed Marinelli briefly reviewed Robert's Rules of Order with the members of the board, which he said “governs ...

Yes, Assemblymember - I can hear you, your microphone is on - The Skagway News.


He can say whatever he wants at the dais, and because of Robert's Rules, I am not allowed to respond. Unless I go full Mavis Henricksen (she's my new hero), ...

Learning and following procedures leads to good government with less confusion ...

Norfolk Daily News

For those unfamiliar, books on parliamentary procedure like “Robert's Rules of Order” are available from most libraries or can be found online.

Residents asked to be more respectful at Council meetings | Wickenburg Sun

Wickenburg Sun

... as well as Town Code and the current version of Robert's Rules of Order. The next Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m..

Louisiana state school board meeting's anti-mask parent protests - The Daily Advertiser

The Daily Advertiser

"We're going to run this meeting by Robert's Rules of Order," said Spell, who began calling witnesses. When the board emerged attempting to reconvene, ...

Rutland Ravens mascot vote was a 'binding action,' attorney review says


The review focuses on Robert's Rules of Order, which establishes guidelines for conducting public meetings. Leopold found that Alison Notte, who ...

Volusia County Council places some limits on public participation, dives back into budget

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Expressly adopted Robert's Rules of Order into the county code. Specified that points of order may be brought up and the chair should immediately ...

Hundreds arrested in DC at faith-led protest for voting rights

Richmond Free Press

... unto you hypocrites who pay attention to all of Robert's Rules (of order), all the made up rules of the Senate and the House, but you filibuster justice.

Some Oregon lawmakers condemn Newberg SD board members discussion of state's anti-racist ...


Board members were not allowed to propose amendments (or even ask all their questions about the policy), the normal order of business per Robert's ...

Rezoning request for proposed Alma refugee center back on the table – member to recuse himself ...

The Morning Sun

There were also questions regarding whether or not the group violated Robert's Rules of Order when voting on the three motions made during the ...

Ald. Hairston: 'This is a council that I don't recognize anymore'

Hyde Park Herald

"Robert's rules of order and council rules have been ignored, which can make some council actions illegal. People are being disrespectful and ...

Simpson pressing for process changes on City Council

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

... meetings with motions and votes rather than consensus decisions, follow Robert's Rules of Order and for them to be televised and streamed live.

Heights city attorney trains council, staff on having effective meetings

The Killeen Daily Herald

Olson said, “Robert's Rules of Order is offered as a reference guide to aid when making motions and conducting meetings. Motions are statements that ...

Newton Falls mayor seeks court help on firing

Warren Tribune Chronicle

It also states procedural matters are not addressed directly by the charter and council follows procedures outlined in Robert's Rules of Order, which ...

Arguments continue in Falls firing

Warren Tribune Chronicle

Fritz said sometimes a two-thirds majority is needed per Robert's rules, with motions that require a two-thirds vote including “amend or rescind ...

Racial commission hears update on slur allegation against police, argues

Inside NoVA

Haddow slammed a copy of Robert's Rules of Order on the dais and implored Torres to defend his interpretation of the procedures. Haddow has said ...

Volusia County Council looks to set millage rates at Tuesday meeting

Daytona Beach News-Journal

County Attorney Mike Dyer drafted an ordinance "intended as a starting point for discussion by the council" that incorporates Robert's Rules of Order ...

DV hires Herzog; changes meeting time


The board approved following Robert's Rules of Order as parliamentary procedure. Bank depository will stay with Liberty National Bank and the ...

TEXAS HISTORY MINUTE: Gen. Henry M. Robert, his work on the Galveston seawall

Sherman Denison Herald Democrat

In the meantime, Robert's Rules of Order have become the standard rules for holding meetings across the United States and many nations around the ...

There are rules for that


The Connecticut By-Laws call for Robert's Rules to be the system for ... Robert's Rules acknowledges the need to allow debate and discussion but ...

McCracken County passes resolution to become a second amendment sanctuary

WPSD Local 6

He said he wasn't voting because his understanding of Robert's Rules of Order means, as judge executive, he would not need to cast a vote unless it ...

Ed Litton's Sermongate Sparks Constitutional Crisis in Southern Baptist Convention

Capstone Report

According to SBC By-Law 11: “The parliamentary authority of the Southern Baptist Convention shall be Robert's Rules of Order (latest revised edition).

The Baptist insights of the man who wrote 'Robert's Rules'

Religion News Service

While you are not likely to have heard of him, you have almost certainly been subjected to the work of which he is the eponymous progenitor: “Robert's ...

Ocala city manager put on chopping block during council meeting

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

... as part of Robert's Rules. Grabelle ended up passing the gavel to properly make the motion. Councilman Matthew Wardell seconded the motion.

AME General Conference debate on same-gender marriage continues after bill is voted down

Religion News Service

The bills are then voted on by the delegates and are decided upon based on Robert's Rules of Order: They need 50% plus one for a bill to pass.

New mayor, council establish rules, discuss airport terminal costs

Watertown Public Opinion

Robert's Rules help keep government meetings moving as smoothly and quickly as possible. However, Roby said that when members are ...

Altering Our Vision of Voting

The New York Times

Robert's Rules of Order” ruled. But that was direct democracy. Most of the time it was a show of hands in a room. Everyone present could count the ...

Heated Chatham Commission meeting ends with no budget resolution. Here's what that means

Savannah Morning News

Citing Robert's Rules of Order, Ellis stopped discussion of the item and put it up for a vote. The item was voted down. District 7 Commissioner Dean ...

KED vote was done properly, city clerk says

The Kingston Whig-Standard

While Robert's Rules of Order may indicate two-thirds is required, according to city bylaws, just a simple majority is needed to end debate. “During the ...

Opinion/Harrington: Civilization's underappreciated miracle

The Providence Journal

"Robert's Rules of Order" is still evolving. In 2020, a 12th edition of the book was published under the careful eye of Henry Robert III, grandson of the ...

Wabash Township holds emergency meeting as future of fire department looms

Journal & Courier

... implemented a resolution to create an "emergency response department" and voted to adopt Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary procedure, to, ...

'We all need to eat our egos': No confidence vote shows New Hanover school board tensions


Member Hugh McManus suggested further training on Robert's Rules of Order, a common parliamentary procedure used by governing bodies, saying ...

Fayette Democrats set special meeting to discuss state party leadership

Beckley Register-Herald

County chair Bill Sohonage confirmed to committee members that “Robert's Rules of Order would preclude us from taking a vote (on this tonight as it's ...

Being there in person feels right once again


It's as much a part of most meetings as Robert's Rules of Order, motions and seconds, and roll call votes. But from my own living room, with my device ...

Hartford city councilman argues the body made a misstep when it approved new food truck policy

Hartford Courant

At least two thirds of the council, or six out of the eight members present, must agree to end debate, under Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary ...

Affirmative Action Committee members call on WV Democratic Leader Biafore to resign

West Virginia Daily News

They also violated Robert's rules of order and some of the DNC party bylaws.” Felix expressed frustration with the party's current leadership, and ...

Marathon meetings have council mulling rule changes

Worcester Telegram

At-large Councilor Khrystian King noted Tuesday that the "Robert's Rules of Order" under which council committees operate state that members can ...

Detroit IG probe: Police board chair wasn't wrong to silence member

The Detroit News

... parliamentary procedures regarding Chair Bell's rulings to determine if his actions violated Robert's Rules of Order," Inspector General File Manager ...

Surprise! Chairman McDonald blames others in GOP-Proud Boys mess

The Nevada Independent

Robert's Rules of Order, and all. Although McDonald largely makes Sajdak the scapegoat for the Proud Boys connections, he takes time to scold the ...

Racial Equity And Inclusivity Task Force Holds First Meeting

Los Alamos Daily Post

For example, if the task force chooses not to use Robert's Rules of Order, another protocol for running effective meetings could be used. During the ...

Lancaster will try new evaluation process; exploring remote participation

Worcester Telegram

Turner said using Robert's Rules, which the Selectboard recently agreed to start using again, allows for more organization and public comment at the ...

Critical race theory sparks flurry of resolutions for annual SBC meeting, Denny Burk reveals

Christian Post

... I would support it, but I'm not sure if it's possible under the rules (someone else who knows more about Robert's Rules can weigh-in)," he wrote.

MLAs play magical chairs with committees in role shuffle

Northern News Services

... running meetings according to the rules of procedure of that body (these are usually similar to Robert's Rules of Order), acting as a spokesperson for ...

Clawson mayor who resigned, then changed her mind, gets her job back

Detroit Free Press

A crucial part of the opinion rested on a technicality in Robert's Rules of Order, the procedures that govern how most city and township meetings ...

As 'Ravens' Vs. 'Raiders' Clash Continues, Rutland City Schools Mired In Committee Quagmire

Vermont Public Radio

Well, if it does turn out that Robert's Rules of Order were not followed to the letter, and that Mr. Cavacas is right about that? Could there not just be a ...

Clawson seeks clarity on ex-mayor's bid to rescind resignation

The Detroit News

Scripture acknowledged that "Robert's Rules of Order," which the council and many bodies follow guidance on parliamentary procedure, indicates ...

Grand jury report investigates Fairfax School District Board member


Robert's Rules of Order · Ethics law and principles. The Grand Jury recommended the board remove the current president of the board and train ...

Protesting masks and racism education, the 'patriots' take on Arizona's school boards

Arizona Mirror

While school boards do use some of Robert's Rules of Order as guiding principles for how they conduct meetings, state law governs who actually sits on ...

School board saves Asheville Primary, reverses pre-K plans

Mountain Xpress

But while the shambolic process may not have conformed to Robert's Rules of Order, a standard manual of meeting procedure, the final outcome was ...

Mascot committee convenes

Rutland Herald

Cavacas has suggested the February vote to adopt “Ravens” should be invalidated, arguing the vote did not follow Robert's Rules of Order because ...

School board committee to review Rutland Raiders mascot change


... including board chair Hurley Cavacas, have questioned whether previous board members followed correct procedures, including Robert's Rules of ...

Clawson mayor delivered resignation speech to council. Now she's trying to take it back

Detroit Free Press

Scripture said she based her move to rescind her resignation on a technicality in Robert's Rules. The rule says that unless a legislative board such as ...

Ashland 'too great a risk' for professional recruiter

Mail Tribune

... mayor may overturn and place on a future city council agenda for another vote, requiring two-thirds in favor to pass, according to Robert's Rules and ...

No resolution expected on impeachment: Zimmerman speaks out about the process

The Lafayette

Much of the confusion was around the parliamentary manual that Student Government follows, Robert's Rules, and its ambiguous description of the ...

Tom Davis: Preserving the Showmen's League of America


... according to Robert's Rules. After the vote, the President formed a committee of 5 prominent members chaired by Past President Mike Featherston ...

Aldermen look at how to get back together

Rutland Herald

Davis said she had not yet had time to read the new Robert's Rules of Order for digital meetings forwarded to the board by the city attorney, and ...

Charlotte leaders vote to allow duplexes, triplexes to be built in 'all place types' as part of Future ...


Councilmember Winston spoke up, "We do not follow Robert's Rules of Order in here. We follow the city council rules," he explained, annoyed at ...

State GOP backs local party as Williams and others deny they voted illegally

The Sheridan Press

... actual elections on March 16 objected to the votes using remedies available through Robert's Rules of Order governing parliamentary procedure.

Column: Liz Cheney pays a heavy price for telling the truth — but is she just the first?

Chicago Tribune

Right, forget all those niceties about decorum and comity and Robert's Rules of Order. If anything, “owning the libs” with all the grace of a herd of ...

Warren County supervisor sought to censure colleagues over misogyny comments

Glens Falls Post-Star

It's against all the rules of Robert's Rules of Order. It's also the responsibility of the chair of the board to stop that, which did not happen,” he said.

Johnson City board maintains capacity limit at Haven of Mercy

Johnson City Press

She added that board meetings aren't courtrooms — they follow Robert's Rules of Order. Recommended videos. Powered by AnyClip. 1. /. 7. From the ...

Woodland Park Council Fails to Appoint New Mayor

The Mountain Jackpot

LaBarre's question to each candidate was, “What is your experience with Robert's Rules of Order?” Councilman Pfaff's question was, “How long have ...

Anchorage Assembly discussion reveals deep division after brutal year of pandemic politics

Alaska Public Media News

... LaFrance also noted that outbursts could be limited if members followed the procedural guidelines for Assembly meetings, known as Robert's Rules.

City commission will discuss new rules for conducting meetings Tuesday

Yahoo News

... Carol Lahman, who drafted the resolution, said state laws and city charter rules supersede Robert's Rules of Order over parliamentary procedure.

Anchorage Assembly to meet, but will they vote out Felix Rivera as chairman?

Must Read Alaska

... residents of his district, and his breaking of Robert's Rules of Order to publicly denounce one of his Assembly colleagues revealed the real Rivera.

ASG presidential slates discuss police and Greek Life abolition in town hall hosted by FMO

Daily Northwestern

... also seek to center marginalized students in restructuring ASG by reviewing Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure of ASG.

Tempers flare as "Raiders" discussion resumes at school board

Rutland Herald

... saying that process was not followed at previous meetings and Notte saying Cavacas should call a recess and consult Robert's Rules of Order.

Heated Rutland school board meeting puts old mascot back on the table


Some argued that board members were violating Robert's Rules of Order, often used to govern procedures in public meetings. Some complained ...

Leo Morris: Robert's Rules of Order for legislators

Daily Journal

During my tenure as president of one of the nonprofit boards I served on, there was a dispute between board members and the executive director over ...

Firth School Board discusses road ahead

Post Register

Morris introduced the idea of using some of Robert's Rules of Order which would limit public comment to no more than three minutes and would also ...

Aktion: service club for those with disabilities

Morning Journal News

Members would learn and follow Robert's Rules of Order, just as all other Kiwanis clubs do, so that meetings would be orderly and productive, he said.

MORRIS: Roberts Rule of Order for Indiana legislators


I understood Robert's Rules of Order, which our bylaws required us to use, better than they did, or at least had read it one page further than they had, ...

Bridgton 'Sanctuary' talk leads to policy question; meeting notes

The Bridgton News

Many officials were under the impression the board was bound to Robert's Rules of Order. When Zaidman went to Town Manager Bob Peabody for his ...

Statham Lake area residents disappointed in Planning and Zoning Commission decision

Americus Times-Recorder

Since Robert's Rules of Order allow the commission to revisit the vote if the meeting has not been gaveled adjourned, both the lawyer for the residents ...

A Silver Lining of Redistricting Census Delays


... agendas for future meetings are orientations regarding Robert's Rules of Order, legal standards for redistricting, and the software commissioners will ...

City of Loveland sends apology while mayor declines to disavow questioning of Forge developer

Loveland Reporter-Herald

“When council makes a decision … that decision becomes the 'Will' of council and according to (Robert's Rules of Order) should be subsequently ...

Attempt to override Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's veto of paid sick leave law fails ...


... it should abide by its own rules and Robert's Rules of Order that govern parliamentary procedure or if council should let Walton speak his mind.

Single director can't set agenda

The News-Press


Robert's Rules of Order, while not legally binding in most association settings, suggest that when preparing an agenda, the board should review the ...

Attorney briefs County Council on redistricting process

Frederick News Post

"The problem here is Robert's Rules was never meant to apply to legislative bodies and that's what creates a problem in using that set of rules," Black ...

Facilitator, commissioner resign from Iowa City's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

UI The Daily Iowan

He wrote that he was told that since there were no bylaws and no Robert's Rules of Order at play, the commissioners were allowed to do what they ...

Letters to the editor

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... common sense and Robert's Rules of Order. The purpose of the rancorous debacle was seemingly to limit the debate around CARES act funds and ...

Seminole school board responds after injunction filed against them over selection of next ...

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Walker said the vote to rescind Farnsworth's offer violated Robert's Rules of Order which dictates how board meetings operate. The complaint also ...

Seminole mom sues, says school board broke rules in picking superintendent

Orlando Sentinel

23 vote to rescind Farnsworth's selection violated Robert's Rules of Order, the procedures that govern how board meetings are run. Those rules do not ...

Laguna Beach City Council will consider censure of Peter Blake

Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper

They started with the code of conduct, they pressured the city staff to enforce Robert's Rules, and now they're moving forward with censure.

Sen. Steve Halloran: Forum on Article V lacks facts

Hastings Tribune

They will manage a convention in the same manner they manage their respective legislatures using either Robert's Rules of Order or Mason's Rules.

Ann Arbor officials look to ACLU for opinion on legality of new City Council rules


Mayor Christopher Taylor and others point out Robert's Rules of Order already allow council members to rise to defend themselves against personal ...

Debate Corner: On some things, we can agree


Although venerating Robert's Rules of Order, the writer fails to mention the statement of Skagit Prosecutor Rich Weyrich, who informed the commission ...

Commentary: Civility workshops for City Council? Good intentions, but keep the Jack Daniel's handy

East Village Magazine

Robert's Rules of Order, and the council rules, should be a working framework but it shouldn't be a means to tie up the council in endless wrangling ...

Basil details exhaustive terms of Robert's Rules, vote fails to adopt


(BRENNAN CRAIN/WCLU NEWS). GLASGOW, Ky. – An attempt to adopt Robert's Rules of Order at Monday's Glasgow City Council meeting failed. The ...

What changes with a move from a church of 50 to a church of 150

Christian Post

Business meetings and Robert's Rules of Order become more commonplace. There is also more structure, likely more committees and official groups.

Opinion Piece: The 2nd Impeachment


... be the closest to excellence in Robert's Rules of Order. Instead, Leahy relied on the Parliamentarian, which could have undermined his legitimacy, ...

Lorain County commissioners spar over Race and Equity Alliance

The Morning Journal

Clarifying later in her question to Petticord, Hung said it was her understanding under Robert's Rules of Order that an item needed to be brought up as ...

Move to reinstate Race & Equity Alliance dies in Lorain County commissioners meeting

Chronicle Telegram

"In our organizational meeting on Jan. 4, the current Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted to follow Robert's Rules of Order," Hung said.

City Council attempts at “decorum” and “civility” training descend into chaos

East Village Magazine

Siewert noted that while the council's rules supersede Robert's Rules the council, “as a body, [the council] does not follow all the rules all the time,” ...

Bill seeks to move PERA board from elected to appointed

New Mexico Political Report

“I feel that currently we spend a lot more time, as you can tell, on administrative oversight and Robert's Rules of Order and personal attacks, when we ...

Mansfield council defeats a plan to expand comments

Yahoo News

He said the rule restricting council members to speak only twice on a topic is in Robert's Rules of Order and the council's rules of procedures follow ...

Putney's town moderator — a Constitutional scholar — believes that Robert's Rules of Order, which ...


“The way Robert's Rules works is it allows people to be legislators in that moment,” said Meg Mott, a retired professor of politics who taught for years at ...

Walker commissioners balance freedom of speech, public decorum in meetings

The Catoosa County News

... of decorum that exist for the Board of Commissioners per Robert's Rules of Order. Citizens are also prohibited from making "remarks which are lewd, ...

Attorney says Chatham transit board upholding CEO termination as legality of vote questioned

Savannah Morning News

Second, under Robert's Rules, which are expressly incorporated into the Board's procedures by the CAT Act, see Chatham Area Transit Act, ...

Condos and HOAs may be able to limit guest access due to Coronavirus

Florida Today

Our governing documents state that the meetings shall be conducted under the latest version of Robert's Rules of Order. The board claims that for ...

Planning Commission recommends rezoning Delta Kappa Gamma building to make way for tower

Austin Monitor

Her efforts, however, were in violation of Robert's Rules of Order, so the original vote counted. Council, therefore, will not be able to vote on historic ...

$250 an hour? Beaufort County Council hires outside attorney to remain 'unbiased'

Hilton Head Island Packet

Robert's Rules of Order states that if a member of council serves as parliamentarian, that member may not, in “certain instances,” vote on matters, and ...

Happy Valley-Goose Bay council meeting cut short when debate gets heated

The Telegram

Pomeroy said as per "Robert's Rules of Order" that he could object to the motion being brought to the floor. The debate began to get heated from there, ...

Why rules of order should guide and not rule

MultiBriefs Exclusive

Before the 12th edition of Robert's Rules, for example, the rules on electronic meetings were minimal but now have been expanded. In considering all ...

County Board extends COVID-19 paid sick leave


By vote of 24-4, the County Board denied a motion to suspend Robert's Rules of Order and act on the item. If the suspension of rules had been ...

Cages Bend development gets a second look

Hendersonville Standard

... as well as City Attorney John Bradley advised Clary that Robert's Rules of Order allowed for a motion to renew in order to reconsider the project.

Rethink church: Committee on the Office of the General Assembly discerns future GAs and how to ...

The Presbyterian Outlook

But COGA member Andy James said there's a provision in Robert's Rules for using alternative discernment processes — as long as you “bring that back ...

Few changes when Tribal Council elects leaders

The Robesonian

Jones also questioned if the the chairman should be allowed to vote if the tribe is going by the Robert's Rules of Order. “I think the chairperson should ...

Piatt County gains ground financially in 2020

Piatt County Journal-Republican

Board member Todd Hendricks said that, per Robert's Rules of Order, more nominations should have been allowed for the vice-chairman of the board ...

New Jersey Attorney General's Office assigns detective to investigate 2017 racist flier in Edison


... to meet outside the parameters of a typical council meeting without violating Robert's Rules, which determines how governing bodies operate.

Two county resolutions reach end of the line

Elbert County News

Robert's Rules of Order apply to the parties of the meeting, and points of contention can only be brought by those sitting on this side of the table.”.

Board says member should receive management, racial sensitivity training

Suffolk News-Herald

When Story voted no, she started to say that she believed that Riddick calling for the question was in violation of Robert's Rules of Order and was out ...

Municipal campaign school for women launching

Owen Sound Sun Times

... Robert's Rules of Order, challenges of being in elected office, and how to build platforms and support systems for campaigns, among other topics.

Following Oxnard voter support of Measure M, City Hall meetings take on new look

Ventura County Star

Requires meetings be run using Robert's Rules of Order. Council members and planning commissioners should receive a copy of the rules and be ...

Waldo City Council resolves little, will try to fill mayor's post later


... conducting city business, including “Robert's Rules of Order.” Despite the lengthiness of this, Lambert demanded Rowden read many pages aloud.

Supervisors elect president, vice president

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

“There is no place in Robert's Rules of Order for the audience to interrupt the board, and we are going to stick by those rules, and if there is any ...

Auburn University faculty punts on no confidence vote in chaotic meeting

Opelika Auburn News

... over what constituted a motion, whether or not Stern made a motion in November and whether or not Robert's Rules of Order were being followed.

After four failed votes, Halifax County School Board finally breaks a deadlock on leaders


The board also unanimously agreed to proposed school board meeting dates and times and adopted Robert's Rules of Order. They will continue to ...

Lincolnwood back-and-forth stalls discussion of village motto

Chicago Tribune

“A liaison is an observer and can gently speak to a commissioner in terms of Robert's Rules but to take that stand when someone was trying to get a ...

Commissioners reorganize Jan. 5


Agenda items include electing a 2021 board chairman and vice chairman, adoption of Robert's Rules of Order and reviewing commissioner operating ...

Council meetings move to ZOOM amid surge

Evening Observer

... went over the Robert's Rules of Order and this is how I'm going to conduct it and you can't present in a professional manner then don't show up.

Geoff Johnson: Chilliwack case shows boards need to take action on inappropriate behaviour

Times Colonist

Chapter 15 of Robert's Rules of Order would seem, on the face of it, to provide a solution: “In meetings where controversial issues are debated … the ...

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