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Do We Have to Obey the Mayor?

Do We Have to Obey the Mayor?

Under Robert's Rules of Order, the presiding officer of a governing body has certain rights — but so too do other members of that body — and no one has the authority to dominate the group.

In Focus

Increased Ransomware Activity Prompts FBI Warning The rapidly advancing cyberattack has impacted governments, businesses and citizens, and shows no signs of slowing. More from Government Technology. August 13, 2018

Tools and Resources

Council/Commission Meetings

This page provides an overview of meetings for councils and commissions and offers resources to help plan and conduct more efficient and productive public meetings.


Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Leaders

This page provides an overview of the powers of the legislative and executive branches of cities and counties along with practical tips for avoiding conflicts.