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Robert's Rules in the News

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


Theodore Decker commentary: Columbus City Council turns its back on protesters
Columbus Dispatch

... Council's chamber did on Monday night, Robert's Rules of Order no longer applies. ... “Again, I respectfully ask that you follow the rules of conduct .

 
Student Senate plans for voter registration drives
The Daily Eastern News

The Senate also went over Robert's Rules of Order during their committee reports, so new senators will know how the meetings will work, how to use ...

 
Aldermen clash at meeting of city panel
Journal Times

“My understanding of Robert's Rules of Order is that once there's a motion on the floor, the debate is restricted only to committee members,” Wiser said ...

 
OUR OPINION: Repairing trust between boards starts with a conversation
Southernminn.com

... benefit from municipal government training focusing on planning and zoning, but including budgeting, public records and Robert's Rules of Order.

 
An Uncalled for Question
City Watch

I mean, you can search through the 700+ pages of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised, and you won't find a rule like that. In fact, numerous (much ...

 
Interim police chief to see salary bump
Crossville Chronicle

That's what Robert's Rules of Order states that we're supposed to present facts and if we're stating opinions it needs to be stated it's an opinion, and ...

 
Public comment: Keeping it civil
The News-Press

It is against council rules to name a staff member or council member. ... All government agency meetings use "Robert's Rules of Order" to help with ...

 
Downtown New Bedford festival to highlight 'immediate' needs of aging churches
SouthCoastToday.com

The upcoming capital campaign will include promotion of First Baptist as the birthplace of Robert's Rules of Order, long the gold standard for ...

 
Page recommends changes for Newland
Avery Journal Times

Page recommended adopting “Robert's Rules of Order” as the standard rules governing the board's meetings and include an opportunity for public ...

 
Huron East votes in favour for the County to review decision in eliminating ACP's
Seaforth Huron Expositor

MacLellan told council the County's policy to the best of his knowledge if this topic is brought back up, is that it must follow the Robert's Rules of Order.

 
'I Think It Is Chilling': Board of Ed Rejects Proposed Change to Bylaws Regarding Public ...
New Canaanite

... could adopt a rule saying that new agenda items could be added the same night—Carlson noted that Robert's Rules of Order already allow for that.

 
Commissioners appoint Sobel, Burnett to toursim board
Clearfield Progress

The commissioners follow Robert's Rules of Order, allowing public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The vote to appoint Burnett and Sobel to ...

 
Another member resigns from Phenix City Board of Education
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Based on Robert's Rules of Order, the board's vice president, Paul Stamp, was elevated to president and will serve the remainder of president's ...

 
Borgioli voted in as new board president
Morgan Hill Times

It took three school board meetings, one challenge of parliamentary procedure and three rounds of voting by the trustees but Morgan Hill Unified ...

 
Property owners sue governing board
Morganton News Herald

A June 4 election was not conducted in accordance with the articles of incorporation of the development, Robert's Rules of Order or the North Carolina ...

 
Town Council approves Stormwater Facilities Plan
Fort Myers Beach Talk

A disorderly meeting ended with a call to remove Robert's Rules of Order from the Fort Myers Beach Town Council's policy. ? Throughout the meeting ...

 
First Student Senate meeting to feature internal reaffirmations
The Post

The four resolutions the body will vote on will be: appointing Hashim Pashtun the Chief Justice of the Judicial Panel, using Robert's Rules of Order ...

 
Debate and questions surface after Medical Center decision
College Heights Herald

Higdon said the procedure was based on Robert's Rules of Order in which the board bylaws are based and that a vote would have to be made to ...

 
Port Angeles city attorney struggles with definition of profanity
Peninsula Daily

Port Angeles City Council members on Tuesday approved new rules of .... they typically go by Robert's Rules of Order or some other version of that.

 
Food truck workshop leads to another workshop
Lovely County Citizen

Alderman James DeVito invoked Robert's Rules of Order, saying people needed to take turns speaking. The council agreed to do so, moving on to ...

 
Rutland Parks Society members elect six new directors and demand president's resignation
Kelowna Capital News

... was, at times, a confused affair where Swarbrick made a point of saying Roberts Rules of Order would be followed but it soon became clear no one ...

 
Council passes revised ordinance on meeting procedures
Santa Fe New Mexican

The proposal now says meeting procedures are governed by “the most current edition” of Robert's Rules of Order, a long-standing guide to running ...

 
Effective meetings, civil discourse focus of workshop
La Crosse Tribune

“And that's why we've never adopted (Robert's Rules of Order) as a county,” she said. “Because it has too many ins and outs of things that make it ...

 
May considers quitting as federal Green leader over anti-Israel vote
Times Colonist

The resolution was approved using Robert's Rules of Order rather than consensus decision-making and that greatly abbreviated the time for debating, ...

 
Editorial: Trying to wrangle a messy business - democracy
Albuquerque Journal

Now it appears the council will fall back to Robert's Rules of Order on such issues, and the long-standing bible of parliamentary procedure does ...

 
School district seeking new board trustee
Bonner County Daily Bee

SANDPOINT -- The agenda centered on Robert's Rules of Order at the annual meeting of the Lake Pend Oreille School Board Tuesday evening.

 
Hounsell to file motion to have colleague censured
Conway Daily Sun

Under Robert's Rules of Order, under the section titled "Making a Motion to Censure," "To censure a member or an officer is to warn him or her that if a ...

 
Town Council Briefs: What to do about flooding after heavy rain
Strathmore Standard

According to Robert's Rules of Order, a guide to parliamentary procedure, no motion made or action taken shall be reconsidered unless -- it's a motion ...

 
Nonprofit board tips: Consent is sweet
Coeur d'Alene Press

Last week's column on nonprofit boards mentioned two ways to streamline meetings: the consent agenda and Robert's Rules of Order. A consent ...

 
Deputy hiring issue placed on agenda
Murfreesboro Post

Burgess reminded Public Safety that Robert's Rules of Order don't permit prolonged discussion without a motion on the floor - and that as mayor, ...

 
Motion well taken: Connecting Robert's Rules to the Great Commission
Brnow

Not only does parliamentary procedure have the ability to harness the energy and resources of nearly 50,000 SBC churches across the nation, said ...

 
West Texas delegates tackle issues at RNC
San Angelo Standard Times

"People need to remember that we're not following Robert's Rules of Order," she said. "We have convention rules that allow people to express their ...

 
Resolution calls for equitable transportation funding
Greenville Daily Reflector

Farley, who sought a similar change in December, said it reflected procedures found in Robert's Rules of Order, a guide originally published in 1876 ...

 
Chicago City Council aims to crowd ballot with needless referendums
Illinois Policy

However, pursuant to Rule 47, in all instances where a Chicago rule has not been adopted, Robert's Rules of Order shall take precedence.

 
Councilor's revised rules-of-order proposal eases some, not all, of opponents' agitation
Santa Fe New Mexican

... including language allowing the council to remove a disruptive speaker is part of Robert's Rules of Order, an established guide to running meetings.

 
City attorney questions remain
Natchez Democrat

“We really didn't have an attorney sitting in there guiding us (on rules to ... is in effect voting for the majority, according to Robert's Rules of Order.

 
First female parliamentarian applauds SBC teamwork
Brnow

... stage at the 2008 SBC annual meeting as they put Robert's Rules of Order into play, moderating one of the largest deliberative bodies in the world.

 
Lots of enthusiasm at state Democrats' convention
Idaho Press-Tribune

The procedures and rules — even Robert's Rules of Order — were confusing to some. ... Why is discussion in order before some votes and not others?

 
Separating Church and State: Mount Zion Baptist Church Should Not Be A ” Police State”
Seattle Medium

... sell the Annex on June 17, 2016 apparently ignorant of Robert's Rules of Order, the Parliamentary Authority of the Church according to Mount Zion ...

 
TAX INCREASE MOVES FORWARD
Columbia Daily Herald

Maury County Republican Party Chairman Scott Cepicky asked the board to invoke Robert's Rules of Order and divide each budget for the ...

 
Kingman presents: Return of the Fireworks
Kdminer

 

Adopted the Council Handbook, which provides a blueprint on how the Council should conduct its business. It loosely follows Robert's Rules of Order.

 
2 dispute leadership of Detroit school board
The Detroit News

He had already adjourned the meeting “because they were out of order, before ... anyway, so it is against both our bylaws and Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Charter panel finalizes list of changes
The Westerly Sun

The next commission should conduct its meetings in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order and should agree on a report format toward the ...

 
Clarksville City Council passes budget with no tax increase
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

In an evening filled with procedural debates over whether Robert's Rules of Order were being adhered to during the discussions, Mayor Kim McMillan ...

 
Rift lingers over control
KeysNews.com (registration)

... reference several times to the fact that such matters are spelled out in “Robert's Rules of Order,” a guide to parliamentary procedures that the board ...

 
Bay City Commission tangles itself in red tape before approving budget
MLive.com

Commissioner Lynn Stamiris, 1st Ward, requested that the rules of the ... The meeting then turned into a classroom session on Robert's Rules of Order, ...

 
Port Angeles Deputy Mayor Kidd cleared of ethics violation complaint over signs ban
Peninsula Daily

“As chair, I was following the rules to maintain order and conduct the ... according to state law, City Council procedures and Robert's Rules of Order.

 
A school board member called his peer a 'hot chick,' but promises he's not sexist
Island Packet

In reference to board procedure, Roth said he was the “only one who understood Robert's Rules (of Order)” — the authority on proper meeting ...

 
Chairman or chairperson?
The New Indian Express

According to Robert's Rules of Order, the title 'chairman' is permissible if an organization's bylaws specify the title. How should we address a woman ...

 
Proposal to regulate council meetings causes concern
Santa Fe New Mexican

... a speaker removed if that person says something inappropriate is also part of Robert's Rules of Order, a long-established guide to running meetings ...

 
Augusta school board broke law, own rules going into executive session
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Kathy Casparius, business manager for the school system, referred to a book on Robert's Rules of Order and told board members an executive ...

 
Conventional wisdom
Reno News & Review

... suggests Nevada's Democratic Party was not out of the mainstream in blocking the Sanders' campaign effort to substitute Robert's Rules of Order for ...

 
Sioux City and "Robert's Rules of Order"
Sioux City Journal

"Robert's Rules of Order" was written by Henry Martyn Robert of Robertville, ... The council has the authority to waive this rule by unanimous vote for ...

 
Black Diamond council, mayor battle rages on; Long list of city business still on the table
Enumclaw Courier-Herald

Because Robert's Rules of Order state an elected official cannot vote on their own censure, a likely tie would result from council members Edelman ...

 
No school board policy limiting members' comments
Youngstown Vindicator

“The policy says we follow parliamentary procedure in the latest version of 'Robert's Rules.'” Robert's Rules of Order is the template used by most ...

 
Berrigan calls for point of order
The Columbian (blog)

The rules include a line suggesting the council use Robert's Rules of Order, long-used parliamentary guidelines, in cases not already explained in the ...

 
Meriden Council sets 2016-17 mill rate
Meriden Record-Journal

... a motion to reconsider the budget vote from the last Council meeting, citing Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure standard-bearer.

 
North Attleborough selectman resigns chairmanship
Wicked Local

Town Clerk Kevin Poirier was present at the meeting and said the town did not follow Robert's Rules of Order during the last reorganization, when ...

 
Faculty Senate reviews procedure in light of Eikenberry vote
Daily Northwestern

Barbara Newman, also detailed violations to Robert's Rules of Order, a set of guidelines for conducting meetings and making group decisions.

 
Criticism but no punishment for Councilwoman O'Connor
Santa Monica Daily Press

As an agency that utilizes a set of rules known as Robert's Rules of Order, there's a process available for a non-binding, advisory procedure known as ...

 
Victor Crist, taxi companies get into it at Public Transportation Commission meeting
Tampabay.com

Robert's Rules of Order went out the window as the meeting slid into ... Tuesday's meeting was aimed at discussing proposed rule changes that would ...

 
Black Diamond in limbo over city attorney services
Enumclaw Courier-Herald

According to Robert's Rules of Order, censuring is a warning given to a public officer that their behavior is unacceptable by a presiding body and if the ...

 
Council vote for school board appointee questioned
The Southeast Sun

Most municipal governing bodies in Alabama adopt Robert's Rules of Order as the rules of procedure for situations that cannot be resolved by council ...

 
Watchdog sues GOP 'party hacks' over delegate fight
WND.com

... would switch the rules governing the Repbulican National Convention from the rules of the House of Representatives to Robert's Rules of Order.

 
GOP rejects rule changes before Republican National Convention in Cleveland
cleveland.com

... rejected a proposal to recommend switching the parliamentary rules for the Cleveland convention to a different system, the Roberts Rules of Order.

 
Donald Trump sparks GOP clash over convention rules
NOLA.com

The proposed rule would change how the convention is governed from the rules for the U.S. House that are now used to Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Judge denies injunction against Projekt Bayern
Leavenworth Echo (subscription)

"It is also unknown if the board will utilize Robert's Rules of Order as a guideline for the procedural practice at the termination hearings, if they are to be ...

 
Sources: Local businessman is Oregon Republican of the moment
Portland Tribune

Yue has submitted a rule change to run the convention under Robert's Rules of Order instead of the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, which ...

 
Cruz, Kasich Pitch GOP Leaders as Contested Convention Looms
NBCNews.com

At least one major change, to switch the rules governing the convention from U.S. House Rules to Robert's Rules of Order — which could make it ...

 
Obscure GOP party meeting in limelight as turbulent convention looms
Los Angeles Times

The arcane rules have assumed an outsized significance with the prospect of a contested convention. .... One committee member proposed switching to a different protocol, Robert's Rules of Order, which is more commonly used by ...

 
ASUN kicks off 84th session with marathon senate meeting
The Nevada Sagebrush (blog)

Luis Barragan, College of Science, about how she might keep order by ... to rigidly enforcing Robert's Rules of Order to keep meetings “germane.”.

 
Civil Grand Jury targets Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Meetings also didn't follow Robert's Rules of Order, which are standard for government meetings. The board includes mental health professionals, ...

 
Bevilacqua draws heat at Haverhill council meeting
Eagle-Tribune

... only the state's open meeting law but also Robert's Rules of Order, a universal guide to conducting meetings which the city has used for some time.

 
GOP rules fight caps weekend in politics
CNN

At the center of the fight is a push by conservatives on the Republican National Committee to have Robert's Rules of Order govern the convention ...

 
SG Supreme Court nominees not reconsidered, not included on the agenda
The Independent Florida Alligator

Noon is not written as the deadline in SG's rules and procedures. ... “Robert's Rule (of Order) is to allow everyone to have a voice, and that voice was ...

 
Luzerne County Historical Society board of directors changes bylaws
Citizens Voice

“They were trying to block the nomination and stop my rights, under the Robert's Rules of Order, to second a nomination. I never left the dinner/meeting ...

 
Eliot Select Board finds snag in sewer warrant articles
Foster's Daily Democrat

Pomerleau said, according to Robert's Rules of Order, a vote on a new plan should have been taken when the previous vote was reconsidered March ...

 
Reince Priebus blasted for 'major breach of trust' by top RNC officials
Washington Times

Mr. Yue said he wants the convention to switch to Robert's Rules to prevent the convention chairman from unilaterally reopening the nominations for ...

 
Appomattox supervisors to adopt rules at Monday's meeting
Lynchburg News and Advance

The board will look at adopting Robert's Rules of Order, 11th Edition, which allows a chairman to make and second motions and requires all motions ...

 
GOP Leaders Consider Rewriting Convention Rules in Major Way — and It Could Lead to Even ...
TheBlaze.com

But Solomon Yue, an RNC officer and member of the Rules Committee, wants to replace those rules with Robert's Rules of Order. Yue told Politico that ...

 
Saugerties school board member says tabling agenda items to quash discussion is 'evil'
The Daily Freeman

Hyatt, at a board meeting this week, gave fellow trustees copies of “Roberts Rules of Order” to make her point, and she noted that items on the board's ...

 
Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules
Politico

It's uncertain who might benefit most from implementing Robert's Rules of Order, and there's disagreement over whether it would make it easier or ...

 
Confusion in wake of council blowup
Bristol Press

In the analysis, according to Robert's Rules of Order, Mayor Ken Cockayne ... A two-thirds vote is needed, according to the Rules, and to Krawiecki.

 
New water rates approved, protest fails
Paradise Post

Linda Oslin also didn't like the board dysfunction and suggested the board adopt Roberts Rules of Order, which are guidelines on how to run a public ...

 
Augusta councilors, mayor spar over meeting protocol
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Langsdorf responded that the city charter's rules are clear and when city rules don't specify a procedure, the city would follow Robert's Rules of Order.

 
The messy way Colorado is picking its GOP delegates may actually matter this year
Washington Post

He's read Robert's Rules of Order cover to cover — twice. ... In Louisiana, Cruz's campaign exploited party rules to pack the delegation with supporters ...

 
'I cannot believe this!' Why Amanda Fritz is so mad
OregonLive.com

A confused Saltzman said he was lost from a parliamentary procedure standpoint. He offered to accommodate her wishes. "I'm not sure why you're ...

 
JALC student trustee files complaint with attorney general
The Southern

“Excuse me, you're out of order,” he said. “You're ... the force of law. It's based on board policy and best practices, including Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Changes proposed to Laramie City Council meetings
Laramie Boomerang

Rules of procedure for council meetings are currently governed by Robert's Rules of Order. Loos said the proposed changes would “more or less ...

 
So You Need A New Board Member: Legal Concerns When Filling Vacancies
JD Supra

... procedures for when the first round of voting does lead to a selection). In the absence of a contrary policy, Robert's Rules of Order may be applicable ...

 
Lewis-Palmer School Board passes controversial policy
Complete Colorado

... on—there were several motions and amendments on the table at the same time—or what appropriate protocol was under Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Harford school board investigates itself for members' alleged meeting breach
Baltimore Sun

Lader said "the board retained Mr. Nussbaum in order to administer the ... The Harford school board's polices cite Robert's Rules of Order, Newly ...

 
Trustees' tempers flare at monthly meeting
Kilgore News Herald

Adjournment typically follows a motion and vote at Sabine ISD (and other boards, though Robert's Rules of Order – common guidelines for such ...

 
'King Chuck' Sues Lewis County Democratic Committee for Locking Him Out of Meeting
Centralia Chronicle

Robert's Rules of Order allows for an assembly to eject a person from a room by rule or vote. Haunreiter's response to the letter is decorated with ...

 
RNC Members Proposing Rule Changes to Block Anti-Trump Forces at Convention
People's Pundit Daily

A growing number of RNC members want to use Robert's Rules of Order–a standard manual used by entities such as civic associations, county ...

 
Richard Kyte: Patience, rules aid respectful discourse
La Crosse Tribune

Robert's Rules of Order were devised by Henry Martyn Robert, an army engineer, who suffered through an embarrassing attempt to lead a meeting in ...

 
GOP Convention Rulebook May Be Tossed in Favor of Robert's Rules
The New American

Unlike the 1,500-page U.S. House rules, there are, in Robert's [Rules], no surprises that will [cause] the kind of chaos [the national] media are ...

 
When trust is lost: Unveiling College Council's fraudulent behavior surrounding elections
The Williams record

... for business to be legally transacted,” according to Robert's Rules of Order, the ... The Rules of Order state that “the quorum refers to the number of such ... But the Rules also state that “each segment of a ballot is treated as if it were ...

 
4-day calendar motion fails
La Junta Tribune Democrat

Robert's Rules of Order states if there is no second to a motion, it is lost and the group moves on to the next item of business. Board President Jeff ...

 
Lancaster Township manager will assist Marietta
LancasterOnline

The inexperience of the current council has been noticeable at several recent meetings as members have had to refer to Robert's Rules of Order, the ...

 
RNC weighs scrapping convention rule book to head off anti-Trump maneuvers
Washington Times

A switch to Robert's Rules of Order wouldn't guarantee Donald Trump the Republican nomination but would make it easier for all sides to see what ...

 
Democracy Schools Require Compromise
Education Week (subscription) (blog)

In retrospect I wish we had played out Robert's Rules of Order in some fashion so that we understood better how voting takes place in state and ...

 
A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church
Falls Church News Press

To avoid that kind of impasse, Robert's Rules of Order provides that only someone on the prevailing side of the motion may move to reconsider. In a tie ...

 
An Extremely Detailed Guide to What the Heck Might Happen at a GOP Contested Convention
Slate Magazine (blog)

Conventions run on a slightly modified version of Robert's Rules of Order, which means that decisions like the timing of the votes will likely be decided ...

 
Planning commission awaits tribe's input on Brinnon resort
Port Townsend Leader

Following a 20-minute argument about Robert's Rules of Order, the commission turned its attention to concerns about water quality monitoring and ...

 
Cuyahoga Heights School Board Still Haunted by Dysfunction and Financial Concerns
Cleveland Scene Weekly

... Cuyahoga Heights, where angry taxpayers can't help but laugh as Thacker humblebrags her way through explanations of Robert's Rules of Order, ...

 
Pointe Coupee Police Jury to address how meetings conducted after juror spat over removing ...
The Advocate

The jury's action comes nearly a month after it adopted Robert's Rules of Order — a comprehensive guide that many governing bodies use as a ...

 
Proposal to streamline Dorr board meetings voted down
MLive.com

Boot introduced a proposal to change the township's Rules of Order for Meetings, based on Robert's Rules of Order, to add a consent agenda section.

 
Opinion/Commentary: New procedures smooth council meetings, benefit public
The Daily Progress

For example, the ability of the mayor to maintain order , the guidelines for public comment and the fact that we useRobert's Rules of Order are all ...

 
Cambridge City Council adopts rules revisions
Wicked Local Newton

Page 2 of 2 - According to Mayor Simmons, the reason they changed the rule was to better align them with Robert's Rules of Order, which states that ...

 
Price, Shady seek Sunset Hills Ward 4 seat
Call Newspapers

Our finances are strong and in order. ... you believe the mayor and aldermen should strictly adhere to Robert's Rules of Order during board meetings?

 
County presses restart button on Villages board
The Mountain Times

... resignations stemmed from Wilson (the board's chair) not following Robert's Rules of Order or the bylaws of the Villages, including signing a contract ...

 
And Soon We Gather Together A Look at Town Meeting
Champlain Valley Voice

At the heart of all Town Meetings is the procedure of Robert's Rules of Order. After an article is read aloud by the Town Moderator, a voter raises their ...

 
Rule 44, Band-Aids, and Heart Transplants
The United Methodist Reporter

More specifically, it would involve setting aside Robert's Rules of Order and instead undertaking a small group process ostensibly designed to deal ...

 
School District's Decision to Demolish Old ITT Building Triggers Upheaval Behind the Scenes
FlaglerLive.com

At that point the board will be in a position to balance the collegiality it has long cherished with the stricter approaches of Robert's Rules of Order, ...

 
OPINION: The minority shouldn't rule over a majority decision
The Doane Line

Robert's Rules of Order, the standard rule book on parliamentary procedure, lists rules that balance the rights of different subgroups of persons in any ...

 
A Calm Between Storms
Columbia Business Times

Is there not something in “Robert's Rules of Order” that would have accounted for and controlled this behavior? Or is “Robert's” irrelevant because ...

 
Press Talk: Madore World is crumbling
The Columbian

Boldt is not your slick politician who tries to manipulate you or take advantage of you by citing “Robert's Rules of Order.” Boldt is a working stiff.

 
St. John puts time limit on public comment
nwitimes.com

Jorgensen said state law doesn't require governmental bodies to provide time for public comment, but those that do use Roberts' Rules of Order.

 
Meet Is Murder
New York Times

Determined to rule with more authority, Robert researched and wrote the 'Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies,' loosely ...

 
Harbor Management Commission: Out of Order? Lacking Respect for Each Other, FOI and Robert's ...
Greenwich Free Press

I would ask that order be restored in these meetings.” ... Mr. Angiolillo argued that the commission is not subject to Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Volunteer opportunities: Help with city's Earth Day Celebration
Lawrence Journal World

The volunteer should be dependable, organized and familiar with Robert's Rules of Order. If you have experience in recording and reporting ...

 
New rules cap comments, discussion for city council
Crossville Chronicle

The training covered Robert's Rules of Order and how meetings can run to allow discussion but keep discussion from being dominated by a single ...

 
Did council act our of order in skyway talks?
Post-Bulletin

"We followed Robert's Rules perfectly. It's not something — and in fact I can't even remember the last time that it happened on the council that we took ...

 
City Council OKs revisions to meeting procedure
The Daily Progress

The procedural changes call for closer adherence to Robert's Rules of Order, a still-revered 19th century guide for organized, deliberative bodies ...

 
Parliamentary procedure training a positive step for council
Southernminn.com

The offer is above and beyond the training in Robert's Rules of Order the council has received in the past. The parliamentary procedure training would ...

 
Scranton Housing Authority replaces longtime solicitor
Scranton Times-Tribune

After checking Robert's Rules of Order, the board and staff determined that a mistake can be corrected. The board then held a second vote on whether ...

 
College of DuPage – Trustee McGuire- Master Manipulator
Edgar County Watchdogs

For those that don't recall, the current 'Breuder Board' made up of McGuire, Birt, and Wozniak voted NO on the adoption of Robert's Rules of order ...

 
City council to hear law enforcement plans
Crossville Chronicle

Standing rules were last updated in July 2015 when the day of the meeting changed. Late last year, the council had training in Robert's Rules of Order ...

 
OMH medical staff approves unification with GHS
UpstateToday

OMH vice chief of staff Dr. Billy Campbell told The Journal despite some lingering questions about the vote following Robert's Rules of Order, he and ...

 
A Model In Self Governance From A Charter Middle School
Honolulu Civil Beat

Following Robert's Rules of Order, they debate and make binding policy together, offering, amending and voting on motions. At the most recent town ...

 
Northfield council accepts proposal to receive training in parliamentary procedure
Southernminn.com

Thanks to the League of Women Voters (LMV) Northfield-Cannon Falls, the Northfield City Council will receive parliamentary procedure training from a ...

 
McLean's Family Feud?
Virginia Connection Newspapers

Member Merrily Pierce tried to restore order when she read verbatim from Robert's Rules of Order. #“I think I need to tell you, you're off base,” she ...

 
Faculty Senate concerned about college website misleading students
The Ranger

Tammy Perez, professor of Spanish, discusses with faculty senate how their meetings should be run according to Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Bar closing debate teaches a valuable civics lesson
Buffalo News

... and unless someone's there to pick up an honorary resolution, there are few fresh faces that show up to see Robert's Rules of Order at work.

 
Troubles on the Jersey City Board of Education
The Hudson Reporter

... the board leadership may have violated Robert's Rules of Order by counting abstentions as votes against Joel Torres, who was nominated first and ...

 
Simsbury Fire Officials, Firefighters Clash Over Proposed Bylaw Changes
Hartford Courant

A second would carve an exemption from Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary procedure that typically governs public meetings, to allow the ...

 
Some question Middletown BOE member participating in meetings virtually
Middletown Press

Robert's Rules of Order specifies that a committee's bylaws may authorize it 'to meet by videoconference or teleconference' as long as the meeting is ...

 
Rankin resident to president: 'I call for your resignation!'
Paxton Record

During a rambling statement, Polchow accused Warren of not abiding by Robert's Rules of Order, adding that he had asked last month to have his ...

 
Early Port Angeles council adjournment still simmering; members at odds over rules, signs
Peninsula Daily

In an email Thursday to City Manager Dan McKeen and City Attorney Bill Bloor, Whetham said the adjournment appeared contrary to Robert's Rules of ...

 
NS police investigate allegation of council 'bribery'
Valley Breeze

Boucher, meanwhile, said that contrary to those who believed that the council had not followed Robert's Rules of Order at the Jan. 18 meeting where ...

 
Baxter City Council: Reverses course on e-cig regulations
Brainerd Daily Dispatch

City attorney Brad Person said since the council never adopted Robert's Rules of Order, he thought there should be a revote, because he wasn't sure ...

 
Union's restructuring under question, again
The Eyeopener

I am familiar with the by-laws and Robert's Rules of Order, not only as a member of the [RSU] but as a [former] member of the Ryerson Commerce ...

 
Council does not re-vote on Bay Ship street closure
Green Bay Press Gazette

Citing Robert's Rules of Order during the Jan. 19 meeting of the council , councilman Will Gregory attempted a motion to rescind the vote to vacate the ...

 
Caucus turns to Robert's Rules to solve vote discrepancy in Dallas County
DesMoinesRegister.com

One too many votes at a Republican precinct caucus created a problem. The solution? Robert's Rules of Order and a sense of humor. Officials at ...

 
Sales tax for parks was a near miss
Lee's Summit Journal

... it is allowed by law, but not specifically addressed by the council's adopted rules, so the council needed to depend on Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Local man escorted from council meeting
Shreveport Times

Bradford said the city council operates under council rules approved by the City of Shreveport — a modified version of Robert's Rules of Order, which ...

 
Black Diamond rule changes split council
Enumclaw Courier-Herald

The majority of the rule changes shifted many powers from Mayor Carol ... or if an issue is not adequately addressed by Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Former Mayfield Heights Councilman Howard Sonenstein sues city over sign permit
cleveland.com

... Robert DeJohn, also a councilman, requested a revote, Carr objected, because "there's no such motion that exists in Robert's Rules of Order," he ...

 
Salazar places at State Congress Competition
LubbockOnline.com

Parliamentary procedure forms structure for the discourse and students extemporaneously respond to others' arguments over the course of a session ...

 
The secret science of winning the Iowa caucuses
Chicago Tribune

... by a shrewd mastery of the caucus process and the parliamentarian's Bible known as Robert's Rules of Order. Paul didn't win a single primary-and ...

 
Pacific Islanders demonstrate their presence during ASUW senate meeting
Dailyuw

“When I first came into senate, I [had] never heard of Robert's Rules, so it was really hard for me to start a conversation or voice my opinion,” said ...

 
General Conference to consider rule change to facilitate a process for Christian conferencing
The United Methodist Reporter

Today's presentation outlined the process proposed for Rule 44, a new means of deliberation that moves away from Roberts Rules of Order toward a ...

 
North Branch councilors rail against each other
ECM Publishers

Shortly after that comment, the barrage of “point of order” exclamations ... bodies follow a set of meeting guidelines called Robert's Rules of Order.

 
School officials follow tone set by Meigs City Council
Times-Enterprise

The Thomasville City Board of Education seemingly ditched Robert's Rules of Order in favor of the Meigs City Council's methods of madness and ...

 
Being an involved citizen
Pleasanton Express

I've also learned to appreciate Mayor Clint Powell's ability to run meetings according to Robert's Rules of Order in a respectful, on task way.

 
Perrysburg park debate heated
Sentinel-Tribune

He was not satisfied with Henderson's suggestion that the body is not legally bound to Robert's Rules of Order, which sets guidelines under which a ...

 
How long? Time limits for comments at public hearings discussed
GoDanRiver.com

City Attorney Clarke Whitfield Jr. said “Robert's Rules of Order” — the guide used to govern how Danville City Council meetings are conducted ...

 
January 20, 2016 | Cao responds to UMSU sanctions
The Manitoban

Kunzman added that UMSU's meetings and in camera sessions are governed by Robert's Rules of Order, which is the standard guideline that many ...

 
Frustration flares between mayor, councilwoman during Piedmont meeting
Anniston Star

“We got two different opinions then,” said Spears, who referenced the Robert's Rules of Order — a common guide for parliamentary meetings — that ...

 
MISO Stakeholders Finish Governance Guide Redline Changes
RTO Insider

“I just hate for us to put language in on Robert's Rules of Order instead of good information on policy,” Lane said. Greg Schaefer, energy market policy ...

 
Commissioners Court amends parliamentary rules
Orange Leader

Robert's Rules of Order, dating from 1915, are stricter than the eight rules adopted by the court. A cheat sheet for the rules of order is five-pages long.

 
LBCC To Host Meeting On Communication Report
Gazette Newspapers

Having the board conduct meetings consistent with Robert's Rules of Order, including maintaining orderly discussion by being acknowledged by the ...

 
RM of Sherwood tiptoes around legal fees decision
Regina Leader-Post

Despite chief administrative officer Ron McCullough providing direction from Robert's Rules of Order (a longstanding reference work on how to ...

 
York Planning Board holds off on auditorium plan review
Seacoastonline.com

Any member can freeze discussion of an item the first time it is on the calendar to be discussed, Cotton said, according to “Robert's Rules of Order.”.

 
Rockaway Twp. Council off to bumpy new year
New Jersey Hills

“I voted 'no' on the council president because he removed the 'Roberts Rules of Order' from the way the council meetings are conducted and replaced ...

 
Closing Jefferson Street May Not Be Done Deal
DoorCountyDailyNews.com

A member of the Sturgeon Bay City Council hopes to use Robert's Rules of Order to re-open negotiations with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Company.

 
Coun. Walsh will try again Tuesday on Daily News building motions
Kamloops This Week

Since then, Walsh said, he has read Robert's Rules of Order, which govern council meetings. Walsh said “all indications after the last council meeting ...

 
School board fails to elect officers
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Berklich said that could put the board in violation of Robert's Rules of Order. “For some reason, some members of board don't think I'd be a good chair ...

 
Condo Questions: Winning side can reconsider condo vote
Edmonton Journal

Helpful Hint: Most condominium corporations follow Robert's Rules of Order, which set out the process in which votes can be reconsidered. Take the ...

 
City to council: Keep Ahrens
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

Huffman, in a phone interview later in the evening said the way the item was framed on the agenda followed Robert's Rules of Order and how he ...

 
After hours of discussion, Provo Municipal Council votes to rescind Turley rezone
Daily Herald

He referred to Robert's Rules of Order that says the ordinance becomes effective 30 days after approval. “This ordinance became effective Dec.

 
Culpeper council shies from rules for public speech
The Daily Progress

Yowell said Robert's Rules of Orders, which town government has long followed, addresses issues such as meeting decorum, designating oversight of ...

 
Reorganization Hijinks
Allentown Morning Call (blog)

They voted for strict adherence to Robert's Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, and Ackerman said disruptive persons would be removed from the room ...

 
Port Carbon council fails to appoint president
Republican & Herald

It's my understanding of Robert's Rules of Order that we would be able to proceed with one month's extension. Our now-elected vice president would ...

 
Raukar to lead St. Louis County Board during last year in office
Duluth News Tribune

But Raukar said he will further strive to limit commissioners' speechifying, holding to Robert's Rules of Order and strictly limiting commissioners to two ...

 
Amid confusion, Fayette BOE tables nearly entire agenda
Beckley Register-Herald

FAYETTEVILLE — In a meeting rife with confusion over parliamentary procedure, the Fayette County Board of Education tabled two items Monday that ...

 
In Critical Commission
Washington City Paper

After the nominations had closed, with both Henderson and Roberts ... she fired back “It's out of order, and you should read Robert's Rules of Order.”.

 
Mount Carmel Mayor fires Chief of Police
Therogersvillereview

In last Tuesday's meeting, which suspended the rules, of Robert's Rules of Order, two issues were brought up for the board to discuss, but since they ...

 
Quincy City Council debates rules of order, but there's an easy fix
Quincy Herald Whig

In most cases, Dunn said, the city does attempt to follow Robert's rules. In other cases, city code dictates different rules. In still other cases, "previous ...

 
Orange Wave Crashing
The Telegram

They debate every motion, and they're sticklers for Robert's Rules of Order every step of the way. The Liberals and the Tories are like the high school ...

 
Carmel City Council introduces procedural changes to be addressed in year new
Carmel City Council introduces procedural changes to be addressed in year new

Councilors Eric Seidensticker and Rick Sharp said this is already part of Robert's Rules of Order and part of council protocol and so they thought this ...

 
Dewey adopts Dewey Rules to improve efficiency
Cape Gazette

Using Roberts Rules of Order as a guide, Commissioner Mike Dunmyer crafted the resolution, adopted during council's Dec. 12 meeting. He said the ...

 
Bob Buckley: The life-changing value of generosity
Neosho Daily News

She also loved parliamentary procedure and for many years was one of the leading experts in the United States on Robert's Rules of Order. However ...

 
Robert's Rules can make any meeting more efficient
Houston Chronicle

Now in its 11th edition, Robert's Rules of Order can help anyone run more efficient and decisive meetings. The rules are so easy to learn and follow ...

 
Soap Lake City Council ponders changing rules, procedures
iFIBER One

Both Brown and counNewscilmember John Glassco were in favor of reinstating Robert's Rules of Order, saying it was the “standard” rules used by councils ...

 
CVU goes to Princeton Model Congress
Shelburne News

Following Robert's Rules of Order, kids presented their bill ideas, passed amendments and debated current and pressing topics, such as military ...

 
Palos Hills limits chickens, bans roosters
Chicago Tribune

After reviewing Robert's Rules of Order, talking to the Legal Department of the Illinois Municipal League and doing legal research, Pappas said he ...

 
Transparency key in revision of HOA laws
Myrtle Beach Sun News

That is exactly correct and is the basic principle of Robert's Rules of Order: the majority will rule but the minority will be heard. Board directors must ...

 
ROTHENBURGER - When meetings go wrong
News Kamloops (blog)

Jim Slaughter is a North Carolina attorney who literally wrote the book on Robert's Rules of Order, the Bible on how to make decisions at meetings.

 
School board releases public information under court order
Burlington Times News

Ms. Kennedy explained that this requirement is based on Robert's Rules of Order, which speaks to avoiding having a majority of those present at a ...

 
County supervisor warns: 'The public is watching'
Grand Island Independent

The parameters are part of Robert's Rules of Order and could make the ... Supervisor Pam Lancaster said she's fine with following Robert's Rules ...

 
Board votes not to reappoint Mazzeo
Mountain Mail Newspaper

Mazzeo pointed out that he has not violated any rules of the board, he has ... and his walking out was an allowed function of Robert's Rules of Order.

 
Orientation helpful for Parish Council-elect
The Advocate

... on the parish's Home Rule Charter, Robert's Rules of Order, parliamentary procedure and overall basic functions and responsibilities of the council

 
Fumbled motion on demolition of KDN building can be revisited at another council meeting
News Kamloops (blog)

That's what Robert's Rules of Order states. As an experienced councillor, Walsh should have had his procedural options, as well as the wording of his ...

 
Airport contract extended
Crossville Chronicle

City attorney Will Ridley spoke briefly on the parliamentary procedure related to the council's training from November and it appeared the item would ...

 
Teaching Robert's Rules of Order to the Iranin homeowners' associatons
News Article

For the first time in Iran the meeting of the members of a homeowners' association took pale on Friday December 4, 2015, in Tehran, conducted its ...

 
The Troubled Travels of Robert’s Rules
News Article

On October 15, 2014, the Jordan Center welcomed Oleg Kharkhordin with a lecture entitled “A Point of Order! The Troubled Travels of Robert’s Rules of Order from America to Russia, or How Russians Tried to Invent Order Themselves.”

 
County to research alternatives for $38.9M grant
Lompoc Record

17 vote was a bad policy decision and a violation of Robert's Rules of Order, which are parliamentary procedure guidelines. But the rest of the board ...

 
SGA calls executive session, comes under fire for lack of transparency
V Spectator

According to Robert's Rules of Order, which recognizes Georgia's Sunshine Laws and is the system SGA uses for governing their meetings, ...

 
Willmar City Council to take comments Monday on budget surplus, 2016 levy
West Central Tribune

One amendment would remove the titles of various suggested parliamentary procedure rules, but would retain the requirement that the council adopt ...

 
LD30 GOP members have acted according to the bylaws
Arizona Capitol Times

Apparently, a lack of understanding of how a district's bylaws must correctly interact with Robert's Rules of Order causes Mr. La Sota's third incorrect ...

 
Council hears from legislators, learns parliamentary procedure
Crossville Chronicle

The meeting on parliamentary procedure was set up to help council members better understand the process of smoothly running a meeting.

 
Council hears from legislators, learns parliamentary procedure
Crossville Chronicle

The meeting on parliamentary procedure was set up to help council members better understand the process of smoothly running a meeting.

 
Lakeside fire board has a vacancy
Coos Bay World

... civility at public meetings and to follow Robert's Rules of Order. Littrell said he'd set up a storefront at 215 S. Eighth St. to accept citizens' pledges.

 

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