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

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 ...

Bayhealth facility still on despite Beebe opposition


During board discussion, a deputy attorney general said Delaware law does not require boards to follow Robert's Rules, and the board is allowed to ...

McKean County commissioners adopt anticipation note

Bradford Era

Meetings will be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order. All meetings, regularly scheduled and special, will be held at the courthouse, and ...

Impact fees bill may have to wait until next County Council

Frederick News Post

Robert's Rules state a bill cannot be re-introduced in the same session of a governing body, so Black interpreted that to mean a four-year term of the ...

Kings County Democratic County Committee 2020 Organizational Meeting Results

Kings County Politics

24 operating under Robert's Rules of Order newly revised 12th Edition parliamentary procedure. The party voted for a new slate of officers, adopted ...

After Another Meeting Implodes, the Fight for the Brooklyn Democratic Party Will Head Back to Court


Yesterday's meeting began with a four-hour fight over whether to formally adopt Robert's Rules of Order, a process again delayed by issues with the ...

Newport School Board divided on wrestling season amid pandemic


Under Robert's Rules of Order, a tie vote means the motion fails. At a previous meeting, the school board delayed its decision on wrestling to await ...

Brooklyn Dems adopt Robert's Rules, elect new officers at second lengthy meeting

Brooklyn Paper

“My feeling is that this vote to adopt Robert's Rules will turn out to be a way go back and nullify that previous vote,” said County Committee Member ...

Baraga commissioners shoot down retirement, reappoint Miron

Daily Mining Gazette

While the board is governed by their own rules of order, which are largely based on the often-used Robert's Rules of Order, O'Leary pointed out that ...

North Platte City Council discuss COVID-19 response at work session Monday

North Platte Telegraph

City code establishes Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised — the most common rules of parliamentary procedure for local governments and private ...

Appointment Of New Member Marks Division Between County Board & Executive

Illinois Newsroom

But Patterson opposed Kloeppel's veto, citing procedural rules for county board meetings, which are guided by Robert's Rules of Order. “I appeal the ...

DDA Board Addresses Organization, Finances

Monticello News

The board also adopted new meeting procedures in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order. DDA board members entered into an executive session ...

Progressives secure party reforms at lengthy BK Dems meeting

Brooklyn Paper

... a fair chance to speak, the new bylaws require the gatherings to follow parliamentary procedures under a system known as Robert's Rules of Order.

Council member questions vote to table mask ordinance; city attorney says it's OK

Rapid City Journal

Evans said Robert's Rules state that tabling a motion is properly used when it's necessary to suspend consideration of a main motion to deal with ...

League of Women Voters want transparency in local government

Hendersonville Standard

... transparency, adherence to Robert's Rules of Order, and open communication between the aldermen and mayor and the citizens of this community.

'Nothing nefarious about it': Fairhaven officials say field vote was legal, albeit messy


... Counsel made certain everything was legal regarding the alternate motion being put forth and that Town Meeting followed Robert's Rules of Order.

Learn how to run a meeting with Robert's Rules of Order


You have Robert's Rules of Order to thank for all of that. The brainchild of U.S. Army officer Henry Robert, the manual was first published in 1876 as a ...

What the Blue Duck just happened? Spartanburg City Council vote on scooters gets confusing

Spartanburg Herald Journal


“I need to review my Robert's Rules of Order after tonight,” joked Smith. While a little baffled over what happened in the meeting, McNamara, with Blue ...

Spartanburg Herald Journal“I need to review my Robert's Rules of Order after tonight,” joked Smith. While a little baffled over what happened in the meeting, McNamara, with Blue ...

Carbon Hill holds organizational session

Daily Mountain Eagle

It did approve using Robert's Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure, which is common for many city councils. Herron said that would include the ...

Board of Health moves all counties to High-Risk

Post Register

Both Erstep and Moser felt they had interpreted Robert's Rules of Oder correctly, with Erstep believing he did his role correctly, and Moser citing ...

City School Board members clash

Rutland Herald

Those are Robert's Rules of Order.” As Notte was speaking, Cavacas attempted to make a motion calling for her step down as board chairwoman. Notte ...

The Right Stuff: Let's consider neighborhood councils

Fairfield Daily Republic

The neighborhood council would appoint executive officers and would be governed by Robert's Rules of Order. Neighborhood council members will ...

DeBary councilperson-elect Pappalardo will fill seat until official swearing-in Jan. 6

Daytona Beach News-Journal

... Mayor Karen Chasez said she was concerned about setting the stage for 2-2 votes, which fail under Robert's Rules of Order. Bacon said since there ...

Measure E passes

Tri County Sentry

Shall the initiative ordinance mandating meetings of City legislative bodies to use Robert's Rules of Order, the advance release of pre-recorded staff ...

Crestwood Board of Aldermen counts abstentions as no votes

Call Newspapers

Robert's Rules of Order refers to the most commonly used parliamentary rules organizations can adopt as a guideline to establish how meetings are ...

Cannabis Resolution Approved by Council

Herald Pubs

Alderman Denise Williams was not present. Aldermen Pat Peck and Brenda Wagner each cast a vote of present which, according to Robert's Rules of ...

UVSS AGM exceeds quorum, hits cap of Zoom call at 300

The Martlet

Motions got rid of Robert's Rules, passed new UVSS values. The first motion was put forward by Director at Large (DAL) Isaiah Adachi and sought to ...

County lists vet day events

Community journal

Jerry Wolfe quoted “Robert's Rules of Order,” saying abstensions in that vote don't count; and this question is non-political and transcends all other ...

Loveland council debates running late, pushes up meeting on parliamentary procedure

Loveland Reporter-Herald

Robert's Rules of Order are not currently binding for council members participating in meetings. City Manager Steve Adams said staff members had ...

Warren councilman faces criminal charges for 'arresting' woman over Trump signs

Detroit Free Press

... but there is a mechanism in Robert's Rules of Order. He previously said the council could expel Kabacinski for a meeting. Green said in addition to a ...


The Presbyterian Outlook

Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the Book of Order and Robert's Rules. Decent and orderly people can send a PIF or résumé to:

Who is Robert? And why do his rules matter?

Norfolk Daily News

Robert's Rules of Order.” Those words were heard during last week's city council meeting. They were brought up because our city council follows ...

Blackfoot Planning and Zoning adopts new rules

Post Register

Ramirez took it upon himself to pull certain rules out of Robert's Rules of Order which covers nearly all forms of public meetings, and put together a ...

Letter: Supporting Wesen, Browning


Experience with Robert's Rules of Order and ability to understand the importance of by-laws, state and federal statues and the Washington state and ...

Detroit police commissioner: Chairman Willie Bell 'has got to go'

Detroit Free Press

Robert's Rules of Order states, “When a motion has been made and seconded, it is the duty of the chair, unless he rules it out of order, immediately to ...

Council discusses meeting procedures, efficiency


The problem with Robert's Rules of Order, despite being popularly considered the gold-standard for maintaining orderly public meetings, is that Robert's ...

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