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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

Mobile Home Owners Find a Lifeline Against Displacement When a landlord sells a mobile home park, it can upend an entire community. Through co-ops, residents are finding a way to stay where they live and control their rent costs. More from City Lab. August 20, 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.