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.


Telluride swears in the new mayor, council members and moderator | News |

Telluride Daily Planet

Errico guided Telluride Town Council through Tuesday's meeting agenda with efficiency, first by adopting the Robert's Rules of Order, a widely ...

DOING THE WRITE THING: Getting Council on track | Opinion |

Finger Lakes Times

Robert's Rules are complicated and might serve Council well, but it requires the mayor, if he is serving as the chair, to stick to the process and ...

Texas Lawmakers Test Limits of Parliamentary Procedure | Legislature - The Texan News

The Texan News

The Texas Legislature does not use Robert's Rules of Order, but operates under its own rules manual adopted at the beginning of each biennial ...

Milton City Manager Proposes Revamping City Hall Operations for Improved Transparency -

A: Collins suggests adopting Robert's Rules of Order, a national standard for parliamentary procedure, to ensure effective and uninterrupted city ...

Student Government report card, Nov. 9 - The Lafayette

The Lafayette

During the Nov. 9 meeting, there were actions taken – committee work – that did not appear on the agenda, a violation of Robert's Rules. Other than ...

Committee to vote on contingency funds | NEW Media Inc. - Shawano Leader

Shawano Leader

Tober noted that, although that may be the standard in Robert's Rules of Order, it does not explicitly say that in the board rules. County Board ...

Dan Abrams Calls Out CNN, MSNBC, and Fox for Hypocrisy on Chaos in Congress


They make it sound like they pined for the days where Robert's Rules of Order reigned supreme. While the partisan media is clutching their pearls ...

Letter: Dear Incoming Amity Board of Education (ABOE) Members - Orange Town News

Orange Town News

These meetings will be transparent and open to the public, run according to Robert's Rules of Order, and digitally broadcast and recorded. Your ...

3 ways political parties are morphing to religions - Reno Gazette Journal

Reno Gazette Journal

From personal experience, GOP tactics include weaponizing Robert's Rules of Order and purposely extending meetings to thin out moderates. Each ...

Lead time - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richmond Times-Dispatch

It's one thing, after all, to struggle with Robert's Rules. It's quite another to navigate the annual budget. People are also reading… Election ...

Alderman Mitts (37th) gives Ald. Ramirez-Rosa (35th) a second chance

The Chicago Crusader

Reilly again disagreed and said Robert's Rules should apply and told the mayor he would have a chance to make the tie-breaking vote. After a five- ...

Student Government report card - The Lafayette

The Lafayette

During the Nov. 2 meeting, representatives largely did not follow Robert's Rules of Order. Some members made incorrect motions or motions that did not ...

Diyonne McGraw selected as School Board Chair for the coming year - Alachua Chronicle

Alachua Chronicle

If mcgraw reviews Robert's Rules of Order for even 5 minutes she'll be far ahead of the last dozen 'chairs' the board has had. Vote: 2. 0. Share.

Effort to allow women to serve as committee members of New Bedford's Madeiran feast fails

Steve Duarte marching in the 2017 Feast of the Blessed Sacrament parade as feast president. Duarte explained the club uses Robert's Rules of Order to ...

Commission chairman refuses motion to ease up regs on short-term rentals | Local News

Brattleboro Reformer

He conferred with town attorney Ed Adrian, and they believe Lebron's actions aren't consistent with Robert's Rules of Order. "Not having been at ...

Public bodies often abuse public meeting protocol. Here's what state law says. - Post and Courier

Post and Courier

Public bodies follow Robert's Rules of Order to establish decorum during meetings. The guidelines keep discussions organized by allowing only the ...

Feast of the Blessed Sacrament Votes on Motion to Include Women - FUN 107

FUN 107

The feast organization follows Robert's Rules of Order, which is a framework of rules that helps groups hold orderly meetings. The motion was ...

Faculty Senate Discusses Removal of ‘Robert’s Rules of Order’

NEIU Independent

Faculty Senate Discusses Removal of 'Robert's Rules of Order' · 1. Arguments for and against equal pay for the USWNT · 2. BREAKING: Vice ...

Commissioners court modifies its rules of procedure, conduct and decorum

Hood County News

At the time, Robert's Rules of Order was the main discussion item, however during the Oct. 10 meeting, Precinct 2 Commissioner Nannette Samuelson ...

Dance review: By turns cerebral and funny, Kidd Pivot's Assembly Hall plays elaborate games - Stir


Containment and conflict are big themes in Assembly Hall, especially in the ongoing play with the language of Robert's Rules—the endless fussing ...

This old House has been torn down - Iowa Capital Dispatch

Iowa Capital Dispatch

The rules of parliamentary procedure were not “Robert's Rules of Order” but “Jefferson's Manual,” which was written by Thomas Jefferson and is still ...

'I thought you knew Robert's Rules:' Law continues challenging electoral board chair | News

Chatham Star-Tribune

Board member David Law interjected, presenting a copy of Robert's Rules of Order. “When I read from Robert's Rules, the contents of the minutes, page ...

Giving each other a moment of humanity - The Lens NOLA

The Lens NOLA

... Robert's Rules of Order, the standard for how meetings should be run. As I looked inside myself, I also realized that the tension with our council ...

Columbia County 5. Ignoring Their Own Rules Is a Way of Life.

Columbia County Observer

The Columbia County Rules are self-contained and do not defer to Robert's Rules or Sturgis. As with most elected boards and others, agendas are ...

Crystal Pite navigates multiple planes of reality and conflict for Assembly Hall - Stir


Working again with theatre artist Jonathon Young, Vancouver dance star makes sophisticated play out of medieval re-enactment, Robert's Rules, ...

Torrington approves battery storage project at landfill - The Register Citizen

The Register Citizen

TORRINGTON — The City Council had to vote twice this week on a motion to approve leasing a landfill to a battery storage company after Robert's Rules ...

Seal Beach City Council to approve agendas after the public speaks at city meetings

Seal Beach Sun

... Robert's Rules of Order, except as amended by the Charter, the Brown Act, or other Council policy,” Harper wrote. “Section 41 of Robert's Rules of ...

USG Discusses Business Updates and Review Bylaws - The Fordham Ram

The Fordham Ram

Executive President Briana Al-Omoush, FCRH '24, and Coogan reviewed USG's Constitution, bylaws, Robert's Rules and meeting standards. Coogan said ...

Cheyenne Chapter At Center Of National DAR Transgender Controversy

Cowboy State Daily

... Robert's Rules of Order. Judy Lindsay also said in an email that a resolution came out of the special meeting that doesn't reflect the actual ...

Parliamentarian to offer services to Charleston County School District Board of Trustees


“Years later, I remain committed to applying the principles of Robert's Rules of Order to conduct meetings openly, efficiently, and fairly. I'm ...

Charleston County School District partners with Liz Guthridge for parliamentarian services


 “I remain committed to applying the principles of Robert's Rules of Order to conduct meetings openly, efficiently, and fairly,” Guthridge continued.

More disruptions for Thornton's mayor from local resident - Colorado Community Media

Colorado Community Media

Citing Robert's Rules of Order. City attorney Tami Yellico said Robert's Rules, a set of common guidelines for meetings, allows a meeting ...

Letter: Rules of order not being followed in Salisbury - The Daily News of Newburyport

The Daily News of Newburyport

... Robert's Rules of Order. These rules are instrumental in maintaining order and ensuring that public meetings are structured to allow fair public ...

Amendments coming for council's procedural bylaw - CochraneNow


... Robert's Rules of Order are only used as a fallback in extremely tense situations. It's intended to be custom-designed to suit the needs of ...

One in four Orleans charter schools face high-stakes renewals - The Lens NOLA

The Lens NOLA

And under Robert's Rules of Order, the superintendent's report was not a board action item. So, at school board meetings, the public had no right ...

What Did 'Stay UMC' Activists Really Win by Blocking Disaffiliations? - Juicy Ecumenism

Juicy Ecumenism

... Robert's Rules of Order's requirements to avoid personal attacks. Then the Rev. Hammett Evans urged blocking disaffiliation because of vague ...

Hutto Council adopts property tax rate - Community Impact

Community Impact

After scrapping the plan to raise funds through a street maintenance fee, council then voted to suspend Robert's Rules of Order and repeal the ...

Question: If the board agrees to an action but does not follow the Roberts Rules of Order as far as making a motion, seconding and voting for the motion, is the action legal?

Answer: If state statutes or your governing documents require use of Robert's Rules, the board needs to use them at board and annual meetings.

Bid to oust chair of Barre board falls flat | Local News |

Times Argus

Robert's Rules of Order have become required reading, the district's lawyer is seemingly on speed dial, the board's minute-taker is its sometimes ...

First hearing held in library board lawsuit - Winchester Sun

Winchester Sun

Dixon brought up Robert's Rules of Order, a manual of parliamentary procedure, when arguing that Thacker's appointment was within legal grounds.

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission asks court to dismiss Verano lawsuit - 1819 News

1819 News

 ... Robert's Rules of Order,” Webster said in the filing. A hearing on the motion to dismiss is scheduled for October 12 at the Montgomery County ...

Student Government Association holds second senate meeting - The Concordian

The Concordian

Senate meetings typically follow a format known as “Robert's rules” for how to speak and propose a resolution at a meeting. The same rules will be ...

County discusses possibility of adopting new parliamentary procedure

Hood County News

Precinct 4 Commissioner Dave Eagle began the discussion-only agenda item by explaining how the procedure in question, Robert's Rules of Order, is ...

Navigating Common Challenges in Community Association Meetings by Dave Orr

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

This ensures that important matters are addressed and the meeting remains efficient. Parliamentary Procedure (Robert's Rules): Consider adopting ...

BoCo Republican Central Committee declines to censure commissioners - Sandpoint Reader

Sandpoint Reader

 ... Robert's Rules of Order sufficient to dominate the majority of the proceedings. Speaking during the public comment period before deliberations on ...

Former leader of Mississippi Democratic Party wants court to reinstate him - WCBI


Our state-wide news partner WLBT reports Irving believes the committee violated the party's constitution, the state Constitution, and Robert's Rules ...

Irving seeks temporary restraining order against Mississippi Democratic Party, new chair


... Robert's Rules of ...

Little Rock airport commissioners vote to amend agreement for legal counsel before ...

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

 ... Robert's Rules of Order. Hurst, who serves as vice chairman/treasurer, objected, arguing that the bylaws overruled Robert's Rules and expressly ...

'Robert's Rules' refresher course recommended - The Gaffney Ledger

The Gaffney Ledger

 ... Robert's Rules of Order. The meeting was called by legislative committee chairperson Missy Reid Norris following last week's city council meeting ...

Rock Co. Supervisor wants committee to reform board's own rules - WCLO


Robert's Rules of Order.” Mawhinney says she thinks the county board and the county's legal team is better suited for such arguments. She wants ...

Senate update: August 31 - The Tartan

The Tartan

After the Roll Call, he went over “Robert's Rules,” a series of basic rules for how things have always worked in the Senate. For example:

Lexington County GOP says chair removed, dueling meetings to be held for second time

Lexington County Chronicle

“Nowhere in our county rules, our state's rules or Robert's rules does it allow for any form of suspension of a party member,” the post states.

Ramapo Indian Hills board fell short in effort to remove president - Bergen Record

Bergen Record

Robert's Rules is a manual on how public meetings should be conducted. Ramapo Indian Hills Board of Education members Thomas Bogdansky. Two members of ...

Two Brevard commissioners: Reconsider rejection of arts funding - Florida Today

Florida Today

Under Robert's Rules of Order ― which governs procedures at County Commission meetings ― a motion to reconsider may be made by a commissioner who ...

Robert's Rules again a discussion at BOCC meeting | Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

Additionally, Commissioner Luke Omodt plans to again discuss the parameters of Robert's Rules of Order and how it pertains to repeat agenda items ...

Marine City Commissioner Mike Hilferink arrested at Thursday meeting - Times Herald

Times Herald

... back on his methods, at times citing a break from the city's charter and procedure followed at meetings through Robert's Rules of Order.

Army officer who worked in Mojave Desert wrote 'Robert's Rules of Order' - San Bernardino Sun

San Bernardino Sun

The 20th revision of Robert's Rules in 2020 includes “Simple Rules for Electronic Meetings,” something Robert could never have foreseen no matter ...

The Column: Robert's Rules or anything goes? - Lowell Sun

Lowell Sun

Under Robert's Rules of Order, a point of personal privilege is not a tactic to skirt Open Meeting Law. It is specifically a way for a member to speak ...

Less Is More: Action Minutes Save Time, Serve the Agency Best - MRSC


Robert's Rules of Order offers a simple guideline for what should be included in meeting minutes: minutes should record what is done, not what is ...

Made You Look! - Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain News

I can only surmise they felt that Robert's Rules of order did not apply to them. I was offended. I was unable to concentrate at times due to their ...

Cleveland Heights City Council addresses decorum -- or lack of it -- at recent meetings

Mayor Kahlil Seren has also started a book club, with this month's selection being "Robert's Rules of Order."

LTHS Parts Ways With Law Firm | La Grange, IL Patch


Robert's Rules of Order require a motion, a second and then an opportunity for a discussion. This is the practice of most public bodies.

Temporary restraining order filed against Bradshaw | Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

A lot of the recent tension has stemmed from two topics: Robert's Rules of Order being used in the commissioner meetings and the future of the ...

Planters will stay in front of bank - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Aug. 22—WATERTOWN — To the surprise of the building's owners, the Robert's Rules of Order shot down a move to remove two unfinished concrete ...

Dillingham City Council approves new clerk, council member at August meeting - KDLG


The council formed a quorum – the minimum number of members required to vote on actions according to Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary ...

BOCC continues to dispute over Robert's Rules of Order | Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

Following a dispute at last week's Bonner County commissioners meeting regarding the proper use of Robert's Rules of Order, Commissioner Asia ...

The big warning signs your church bylaws are working against you - The Christian Post

The Christian Post

When a group shows up to a business meeting with the bylaws and copies of Robert's Rules of Order, you know something is about to go down.

Thin skin — and intolerance of free speech — plague some officials in Iowa

Iowa Capital Dispatch

The Cherokee school board has a similar prohibition on naming individuals, although it cites school policies and Robert's Rules of Order as the ...

Residents voice concerns at Ludlow Electric board meeting - Vermont Journal

Vermont Journal

... department's budget, and also pointed out that there was not a motion made prior to discussion, which is a prerequisite under Robert's Rules.

Lake Orion Village Council makes administrative changes, shortens meeting minutes to a summary

Lake Orion Review

The transition would mean only information necessary to comply with state law and Robert's Rules of Order. “This request is submitted due to the ...

Omodt voices support for Robert's Rules of Order - Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Commissioner Luke Omodt voiced support Tuesday for applying Robert's Rules of Order to both the commissioners' and other county ...

Omnibus City Code Updated - The Tri-County Sentry

The Tri-County Sentry

... changing references from Rosenberg's Rules of Order to Robert's Rules of Order and updating the code to include changes in employee titles, ...

Portsmouth council now requires consensus to remove members from meetings - The Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot

 ... and previous discussion of aligning the city council's rules more closely with Robert's Rules of Order, which governs parliamentarian procedure.

Les Adams' legislative assistant named new county voter registrar - Chatham Star-Tribune

Chatham Star-Tribune

“In Robert's Rules of Order Revised 11th Edition… notice of time, place, and purpose of the meeting is sent to members… The only business that can ...

Letter to the Editor: Aaron Gillum says Boone Board of Education 'unprepared' and ignoring ...


Robert's Rules of Order have long been the standard for government assembly within the United States, dating back to their creation in 1876.

Fight continues over senior living project | News, Sports, Jobs - Times Observer

Times Observer

McCain then asserted that the city has never adopted Robert's Rules of Orders, which Stapleford and Executive Secretary Teena Leary both disagreed ...

Council needs education on ethics - Brooks Bulletin

Brooks Bulletin

But that's okay, we'll just put aside voting on it and take a commercial break? Has nobody on City Council read Robert's Rules of Order? Have they ...

Council set to debate procedural bylaw - Medicine Hat News

Medicine Hat News

... would replace “Bourinot's rules” with the more-commonly known “Robert's Rules of Order” for the chair to schedule votes and deal with motions.

Discord Among Town Council Members & Discussion About Rutherford Being Threatened


And I think Robert's Rules would be consistent with that opinion.” Story continues below advertisement. Council Members Asmeret Ghebremichael and ...

Compare 2021 and 2023 Groton Committee of the Whole Agendas - CT Examiner

CT Examiner

... “Groton goes back to earlier plan for vacant properties,” and “Robert's Rules No Help for a Disorderly Groton Council” I would refer you to ...

New public comment discussion on BOCC agenda | Bonner County Daily Bee

Bonner County Daily Bee

Additionally, Commissioner Luke Omodt plans to discuss the adoption of Robert's Rules of Order for all commissioner business and advisory board ...

Bemidji City Council inches closer to adopting code of conduct

The Bemidji Pioneer

... a concern related to Robert's Rules of Order which the council loosely works within. “I like the idea of having discussion on something, ...

For Cleveland Community Police Commission, bickering and disarray top the agenda

Ideastream Public Media

For Cleveland Community Police Commission, bickering and disarray top the agenda Ideastream Robert's Rules of Order and who's in charge? The CPC, like many boards of directors and city councils, uses Robert's Rules to bring order to meetings.

Robert's Rules No Help for a Disorderly Groton Council - CT Examiner

CT Examiner

Technically the council follows Robert's Rules of Order – formal procedures intended to bring order to meetings – but in the case of the Groton ...

Lyon school board public comment change frustrates some - Nevada Appeal

Nevada Appeal

The vote eliminates a period of public comment after each agenda item listed in the second alternative of Robert's Rules of Orders for meetings.

New College faculty's 'censure' of trustees isn't even a thing | Column - Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times

In Chapter 3.2 it states that faculty meetings like the one in which the motion was voted on are governed by Robert's Rules of Order.

Barberio Emerges as Parsippany GOP Chair in Hard-Fought Election

Parsippany Focus

Several committee members expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of adherence to “Robert's Rules of Order” during the proceedings.

School board adopts modified Roberts Rules | Local News |

Conway Daily Sun CONWAY

The Conway School Board were in disagreement last month on how meetings should be run and if Robert's Rules of Order should be followed ...

A new acting city manager, school funding and forklift repair concerns at Dillingham's June ... - KDLG


A quorum is the minimum number of members required to pass motions, according to Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary procedure that the ...

State GOP says county GOP didn't follow rules in removal of officers - Examiner-Enterprise


Clutts found the county committee failed "to follow OKGOP and Robert's Rules of Order" when they removed Merciez and Whisman from their duly ...

On second thought, Bloomfield Elementary roof project approved -

Penn Live

Before the vote, board member George Fishel raised a point of order that, according to Robert's Rules of Order, the motion to reconsider the ...

4 library advisory board seats vacant after Assembly fails to confirm latest nominees

Alaska's News Source

Because I know under Robert's Rules, you cannot renew a motion during the same session, or I think within a year — I'm not sure what the parliamentary ...

Movement or Takeover: Inside the intraparty battle within the NEGOP | Nebraska Public Media

Nebraska Public Media

“I think that everything that they're complaining about is very minimal and correctable,” Melton said. “Pursuant to Robert's Rules, you should allow ...

With one exception, first SBC chief parliamentarian change in nearly 40 years

The Baptist Paper

While this year's SBC president Bart Barber showcased his own masterful understanding of Robert's Rules of Order, he still worked closely and ...

Republican hired to preside over removal of county GOP leaders lacks credentials


She has paid her dues and has completed an initial short exam to "demonstrate a basic knowledge" of Robert's Rules of Order.

Mark Hounsell: Follow Robert's Rules | Columns | Conway

Daily Sun

Mark Hounsell: Follow Robert's Rules

Pastor Michael J. Brooks: Who will second the motion? | Free |

The Anniston Star

He published “Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies” in 1876, and his book soon became known as “Robert's Rules of Order.”.

7 Essential Yearly Reviews for Community Association Board Members by Dave Orr - WilmingtonBiz


Are you Following Robert's Rules at Your Community Association Meetings? Term Expirations & Board Resignations: What Your Association Should Know ...

Southern Baptists end first day of annual meeting with key questions hanging

Religion News Service

... Baptists reelected a president, debated the place of women leaders in the church and spent hours debating using Robert's Rules of Order.

LTHS Could Have Avoided Embarrassment: Resident | La Grange, IL Patch


Despite the tradition, the procedure appears to violate the board's own policies, which call for Robert's Rules of Order as its guide.

Conway voters approve 2 of 4 Highway Department equipment purchases - Greenfield Recorder

Greenfield Recorder

... in a meeting that lasted several hours, broke for lunch and was restarted following confusion over Robert's Rules of Order.

Annapolis City Council debates funding changes to police, fire, emergency ... - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun

 ... in American Rescue Plan Act money to hire a parliamentarian who will attend council meetings and provide training on Robert's Rules of Order.

Mark Hounsell: DiGregorio well serviced following Robert's Rules of Order - Conway Daily Sun

Conway Daily Sun

Mark Hounsell: DiGregorio well serviced following Robert's Rules of Order.

Amid confusion and tension, 11th police district council hosts first public meeting

Austin Weekly News

The meeting started with a call to order and determination of quorum, following Robert's Rules of Order, a widely used protocol that public bodies ...

School board votes against policy formalizing how it already operates - Hometown Source

Hometown Source

Rebelein then made a motion, which was seconded by Luke Hagglund, to use Robert's Rules of Order until a formal policy could be drafted. “Without an ...

McCooley Definitely Leaving Little Egg Harbor School District at End of June

The SandPaper

McCooley insisted Robert's Rules and the district's own policy required only a simple majority vote of the members present in her case. That ...

Local committee begins gathering signatures in recall effort of 2 Gateway Unified trustees

Action News Now

The group claims the Haynes' violated the Brown Act and Robert's Rules of Order. Save Gateway Committee launched the recall effort in April.

Public Safety Commission, APD reach a detente - Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor

 ... she has met with APD leadership and city management in recent weeks to chart a path forward, including sticking to Robert's Rules of Order.

Curious SouthCoast: New Bedford's Henry Martyn Roberts brings order to municipal meetings

Robert's Rules of Order was inspired by the annual general meeting at First Baptist Church in New Bedford in the 1870s.

Divide over hunting at Wisconsin Conservation Congress spills into annual convention

Wisconsin Examiner

“I don't know everything about Robert's rules of order but I knew the code of procedure changes that had started in January have been tabled three ...

ETSU grad is discovering his place in politics -

And, he said, most of his job as speaker is knowing parliamentary procedure, or “parli-pro.” “Luckily, I sleep with 'Robert's Rules of Order' under my ...

Decatur School Board approves program to arm teachers - Wise County Messenger

Wise County Messenger

He added that procedural matters like Robert's Rules of Order do not trump the requirements of the statute. Because approval of the Guardian Program ...

REFLECTIONS: Who will second the motion? | Perspectives - Kentucky Today

Kentucky Today

He published “Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies” in 1876, and his book soon became known as “Robert's Rules of Order.”.

Texas Constitution Requires Bills to Be Considered on Three Legislative Days Before Passage

The Texan

Those familiar with Robert's Rules of Order have an idea of what it takes to pass a motion in a deliberative assembly. Someone makes a motion, ...

Conduct of Mountain View County council meetings update considered

Mountain View Today

Robert's Rules would be followed at Mountain View County council meetings instead of Bourinots.

Hancock school board could look at updates to Oak Glen fields - Weirton Daily Times

Weirton Daily Times

Board President Chris Gillette stated motions could not be made during “Good of the Order,” but Shaw countered they can. According to Robert's Rules ...

County must take steps to improve behavior

Bonner County Daily Bee

... and consider giving the Parliamentarian authority to shut off the microphones of people refusing to comply with Robert's Rules of Order.

Who Was Robert and Why Do His Rules Rule? - The Presbyterian Outlook

The Presbyterian Outlook

To the public, Robert's Rules and parliamentary procedure are viewed as one and the same. Given that properly run meetings are more important than ...

City Council Votes To Keep Housing Bond Money In The Bank - The Rhino Times of Greensboro

Rhino Times

For some reason that is not entirely clear – because the Greensboro City Council does not use Robert's Rules of Order to run its meetings ...

BW school board approves new hires - Delaware Gazette

Delaware Gazette

 ... during the five special board meetings held since the tabling, that according to Robert's Rules of Order, the motion is considered dead.

Ordinance fails vote; JPs adjourn - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"As long as you have a clerk and you follow Robert's Rules of Order it will be recognized," said Dale to the JPs.

'What a disaster!': Paterson council holds raucous meeting that lasts more than nine hours

Paterson Press

'What a disaster!': Paterson council holds raucous meeting that lasts more than nine hours I said, 'Where's Robert's Rules of order?'” she added, referring to a standard book on parliamentary procedure. 10:55 p.m.: An 80-year-old ...

Meeting of the Minds - The Provincetown Independent

The Provincetown Independent

Robert's Rules of Order is quaint but effective in enabling groups of people to get things done in an equitable manner. If you make a motion, ...

Four Bad Habits Governing Bodies Should Avoid When Meeting - MRSC


There are a number of “urban myths” about Robert's Rules of Order that can get in the way of democratic process for your governing body.

WCF Welcomes 7 New Members | Farmingdale, NY

 ... associate and honorary members, standing and ad hoc committees, and club procedures and by-laws according to Robert's Rules, etc.

No Chance To Discuss LTHS Union Pact | La Grange, IL Patch


Robert's Rules of Order require a motion, a second and then an opportunity for a discussion. The teachers contract is no minor item.

Leadership lost - University Affairs

University Affairs

... with hundreds of members, to barely existent; from meetings governed by Robert's Rules, to a gaggle of friends just trying to have some fun.

In 4-3 vote, Danielle Kincaid will head Springfield school board after new members sworn in

Springfield Daily Citizen

Robert's Rules state: “When more than one person has been nominated and the election is by voice vote, the chair takes the vote on the candidates ...

Fernandina Beach Commissioners name second consecutive Interim City Manager - Florida Politics

Florida Politics

As to a permanent solution, Commissioners worked their way through Robert's Rules of Order in attempting to reconsider the search committee and ...

LETTER: 'I attended Monday night's City Council meeting and it was an awful experience'

B-Town Blog

As the meeting went on, Mayor Aragon consistently interrupted and spoke over Councilmember Cydney Moore, which is a clear violation of Robert's Rules ...

Motion for an UMSU presidential revote ruled out of order for second time | The Manitoban

The Manitoban

There is no definition of an “information gathering hearing” in UMSU's governing documents. Masresha also referenced sections of Robert's Rules of ...

Stamford official's 'true wish' for a successor sparks debate - Trumbull Times

Trumbull Times

Later, Boeger said Robert's Rules of Order, which also guide board procedure, would appear to allow other nominations. Curtis decided to allow it.

New Reedy Creek Board Lawyers Up for Battle with Disney World

Disney Tourist Blog

Someone must've bought a copy of Robert's Rules of Order since then, as the second meeting of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District was ...

Commissioners hear from Lindamood regarding employee housing concerns at his Grass ...

Thermopolis Independent Record

Therefore, Chairman Tom Ryan suspended the Robert's Rules for the meeting. Doug Lindamood held a discussion with the commissioners about the ...

Surry County board of election hearing Tuesday | The Elkin Tribune

The Elkin Tribune

Tim DeHaan speaks during the public comment portion of the Elkin City Schools board meeting about the importance of following Robert's Rules of ...

Senate Republicans, Democrats plunge into weeds for rules scuffle on education funding bill

Kansas Reflector

Senate Vice President Rick Wilborn, R-McPherson, presided in the Kansas Senate while members took a dive into Robert's Rules of Order to determine ...

Library policy revocation votes create confusion - Fremont Tribune

Fremont Tribune

The arcane inner workings of Robert's Rules of Order were on full display during the Tuesday, March 14, meeting of the Fremont City Council.

CCSD parents concerned about productivity of school board - WCIV


"After doing a deeper dive into policy and Robert's rules of order and speaking with other board members, I'm working on developing a strategy ...

Barnegat School Board Embroiled In Conflict - Jersey Shore Online

Jersey Shore Online

Several policy disputes arose during the meeting with Robert's Rules of Order cited as backup on numerous occasions. Board member Sandra Churney ...

It's Time UTM releases joint statement condemning unconsensual audio recording of slate member

The Varsity

Robert's Rules dictate a set of parliamentary procedures used by many different representative bodies to structure meetings. According to Walker, the ...

A refresher on Robert's Rules of Order? Yes, please | Opinion - Florida Today

Florida Today

We are the Apollo XI Parliamentary Law Unit, a chartered unit of the National Association of Parliamentarians, the teaching arm of the Robert's Rules ...

Opinion: Why we don't 'impugn motives' | Northwest -

Henry Robert's handbook, known as Robert's Rules of Order, says: “When a question is pending, a member can condemn the nature or likely ...

Robert's Rules of Order - - Fullerton Observer

Fullerton Observer

 Jones explained that California state law could override Robert's Rules. For example, old rules say that the presiding chair of a ...

Applying Robert's Rules of Order To Cancel Culture - RealClearMarkets


Applying Robert's Rules of Order To Cancel Culture. Mathias Reding. In Part 17 of this "Thinking Clearly and Speaking Freely" series, ...

NC Appeals Court upholds ruling favoring motocross center in Davidson County - Carolina Journal

Carolina Journal

Critics of the planned center raised arguments about the adjustment board's use or misuse of Robert's Rules of Order during the May 2021 hearing.

City council members receive lessons on conduct, ethics laws - Uinta County Herald

Uinta County Herald

“As Robert's Rules of Order does not govern conduct, I felt we needed something in addition to the Wyoming statutes in order to protect council ...

Alderman: Mayor and two aldermen should not be able to end discussion on an issue ...

Natchez Democrat

Robert's Rules of Order to answer other questions (Rule 51). “All questions not provided for in this article shall be decided by Roberts Rules of ...

Democratic Majority Erases Accomplishments of Town Employees in Fairfield - CT Examiner

CT Examiner

In violation of Robert's Rules of Order, and the RTM Rules to Regulate, the Democrats, led by Liz Zezima, D-4, voted to erase from the official ...

Jefferson County Quorum Court plans 2 clashing meeting times - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... the same ones adopted every year and are taken from Robert's Rules of Order and language from the Arkansas Counties Judges Procedures Manual.

My Word | Coast Central falling short of its mission - Times-Standard


Of course, the purpose of Robert's Rules is to ensure — not to prevent — effective participation and deliberation by all in a meeting.

Does Cleveland City Council's decades-old voting method violate the charter?

Robert's Rules of Order states that the “yeas and nays” voting method is another name for a “roll call” vote. It goes on to describe how that kind ...

Choosing superintendent is top priority for DeKalb Board of Education, but there's a lot to do


... criticisms that the board did not adhere to appropriate procedures consistently, neither its own policies nor Robert's Rules of Order.

Concerns arise over whether council's bylaw votes were legitimate -

Moose Jaw Today

The document also lists “Robert's Rules of Order” as a resource councils can use. City hall's explanation. An email from the city clerk explained that ...

Ethics complaints filed against four Newark Board of Education members

Chalkbeat Newark

According to Robert's Rules, an abstention is neither for or against a matter before the body and can be used by board members who legally cannot ...

How does Robert rule a meeting? | Ffa -

... to read and interpret Robert's Rules of Order for their Leadership Development Event so they can effectively run a meeting later on in life.

Hays USD 489 board member alleges misconduct, board attorney says no - Hays Post

Hays Post

In Robert's Rules of Order and recommendations to other government bodies, there is a minimum list of things that need to be in the minutes, ...

Livestream ordinance advances in quorum court - News in Arkadelphia and Southwest Arkansas


 ... before it's adopted, and any amendments would kick the process back to square one unless justices agree to suspend Robert's Rules of Order.

Police commissioner raises concerns over election of board chair -

Discover Moose Jaw

He said, according to Robert's Rules of Order, committees with 12 members or less can have the chairperson vote. Blanc said if the vote remained a ...

SA Discusses Bringing More Inclusive Housing and Wellness Days to Campus - BC Heights

BC Heights

Before the SA proceeded with the meeting, it passed a motion to temporarily forgo following Robert's Rules of Order—a formal manual used by ...

Student leadership team visits city hall - Paso Robles Daily News

Paso Robles Daily News

Robert's Rules of Order is a manual of parliamentary procedure. “I want leadership students to understand that it is never just one person's decision, ...

The Column: Out of order - Lowell Sun

Lowell Sun

City Council and School Committee struggle with Robert's Rules ... clarification from Tomlinson on Robert's Rules of Order on voting on a motion ...

Almond Acres Charter Academy Middle School Students Meet with City Leaders - Paso Robles Press

Paso Robles Press

Students and staff even discussed how Robert's Rules of Order work and how they use them during student leadership meetings.

Police commissioner raises concerns over election of board chair -

Discover Moose Jaw

He said, according to Robert's Rules of Order, committees with 12 members or less can have the chairperson vote. Blanc said if the vote remained a ...

Livestream ordinance advances in quorum court - News in Arkadelphia and Southwest Arkansas


... before it's adopted, and any amendments would kick the process back to square one unless justices agree to suspend Robert's Rules of Order.

Co. Board debates pay hike | News, Sports, Jobs - Faribault County Register

Faribault County Register

“I did a great deal of research, visited many websites, consulted Robert's Rules of Order and the League of Minnesota City's policies and I ...

Confusion with electing new chair prompts police board to review bylaws

Moose Jaw Today

Gibney later determined that Robert's Rules of Order (RRO) was “the standard that should be recognized,” so the chair could not vote unless there ...

Tips for Better Real Estate Board Meetings | Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers

Adam Leitman Bailey explains how using Robert's Rules of Order can assist with effective and productive board meetings in real estate matters.

Blair Oaks School Board candidate: Fitzpatrick lists growth, transparency among priorities

News Tribune

Robert's Rules of Order is a standard for parliamentary procedure used in group decision-making. "My goal is to ensure we are doing what's best ...

Business Milestones - Greensboro News and Record

Greensboro News and Record

Two new books by Jim Slaughter of Law Firm Carolinas published in 2022, "Robert's Rules of Order Fast Track and Notes," and "Notes and Comments on Robert's Rules...

Exclusive -- Ohio's Ralph King: Establishment Republicans are Trying to Take over Local ... - Breitbart


Robert's Rules only permits the removal of an officer for cause, and after an investigation and trial. The “motion to vacate the Office of Central ...

Threat at ALA prompts backpack review; parliamentary woes continue to plague Flint school board

East Village Magazine

FBOE policies mandate that meetings be governed by Robert's Rules of Order; a copy of those rules is inserted into the board binder of every FBOE ...

Vienna City Council discusses multiple topics - WTAP


Robert's Rules of Order are a set of protocols for meetings. There was debate over whether strictly following those rules is necessary, ...

Elkin City Schools recognized for academic growth

The Elkin Tribune

Tim DeHaan speaks during the public comment portion of the Elkin City Schools board meeting about the importance of following Robert's Rules of ...

Council to Hold New Election of Mayor Pro Tem Amid Debate over Voting Process

San Clemente Times

The city attorney also referred to Robert's Rules of Order, in which councilmembers are allowed to vote “no” or abstain on certain candidates ...

South Boston council to meet in work session at police department -

Council also will receive an update on the budget calendar and go over the 12th edition of Robert's Rules of Order 12th.

St. George City Council tables proposals for free speech zones, rules of conduct and civility

St George News

County and municipal governments often observe a more simplified and informal version of Robert's Rules, Bracken told St. George News following the ...

Democrats Pick Sides for Stamford Board of Ed Seat - The Connecticut Examiner

CT Examiner

The Democratic City Committee is governed by its own rules, she said, but also by Robert's Rules of Order, a manual of parliamentary procedure that ...

Gateway school board members violated public meetings law, teachers union says

Record Searchlight

Which were in violation of Robert's Rules of Order and The Brown Act."

Republican Party of Kentucky Moves to Muzzle McConnell Censures

They base their argument upon Robert's Rules of Order. Bobbie Coleman speaking for the Hardin county party said, "It amazes me the lengths to ...

Rhino Article Raises Questions About How City Council Meetings Are Conducted

Rhino Times

The article maintained that, according to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, Hightower made a legitimate motion to amend the main motion and ...

Can council presidents make a motion? State boroughs association says yes - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Robert's Rules of Order originally were laid down in 1876 by Army Officer Henry Martyn Roberts, who, as a young man, was asked to preside over a ...

The Local 'Big Tent Party' is a Circus Act - Flathead Beacon

Flathead Beacon

Under Robert's Rules of Order, only members of a committee or club can be censured. State law does not authorize local central committees to censure ...

Ridgefield Public Schools BOE Special Meeting on Saturday, January 21 - Hamlet Hub

Hamlet Hub

The Board of Education meetings will be conducted under Robert's Rules of Order and all participants are expected to conduct themselves with ...

Rotary Club brushes up on Robert's Rules of Order - Bladen Journal

Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Rotary Club met on Wednesday to refresh their knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order.

Change to St. Clair County Board bylaws prevents yielding time in public comment

The Times Herald

Some of those elevated references to Robert's Rules of Order and the Michigan Open Meetings Act, among a host of small adjustments.

Substitute Motion By Councilmember Hightower Gets Ignored

The Rhino Times of Greensboro

 Rhino Times - What should have happened, according to Robert's Rules of Order, is that the substitute motion made by Hightower and seconded by Wells should have ...

Lewiston mayor claims some city council members are trying to silence him

WPFO Fox 23 Maine

 The Council President Lee Clement says the goal is to try to clarify the role of mayor using Robert's Rules of Order, a standard for government ...

HC Quorum Court holds first meeting of the year; sets date and time for monthly meetings

Southwest Arkansas Radio

The court also will continue to use the “Robert's Rules of Order” as the parliamentary procedure for conducting their meetings.

After 'airing dirty laundry,' Lewiston council agrees to continue talks on mayor's role

Yahoo News

 ... using Robert's Rules of Order, the standard for government meetings. ... elected bodies can use Robert's Rules as a guideline and not "gospel.

Lewiston's mayor accuses City Council of trying to silence him

Bangor Daily News

The city attorney has cleared the amendment. But Sheline said that boards with fewer than 12 members have flexibility under Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Middletown Town Council to discuss intersection improvement study, purchase of police ...

What's Up Newp

(From Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, Robert, Evans et al., De Capo Press, 2004). EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SAD 17 puts gender identity policy on hold - Lewiston Sun Journal

Lewiston Sun Journal

... the best way to proceed once the policy was put on hold according to Robert's Rules, the parliamentary procedures SAD 17 operates under.

Kraybill not seeking second term as school board chair, as new Republican members take oath

Port City Daily

 Wildeboer has been a proponent of the board's review of Robert's Rules of Order, which the board last assessed Oct. 18.

Letter to the Editor: O'Hagan resigns from Catholic School Board - BayToday


With a Robert's Rules of Order seminar that week and this motion covered in that process, I was able to get a clarification as was the board, and the ...

A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions - Robert's Rules of Order, and Floribama

Reason Magazine

Robert's Rules of Order, and Floribama. · Since being elected mayor of Fall River, Mass. · His legal claims may be right or wrong, ...

Across the State

State Journal News | WVNews

Deputy Mayor Danielle Trumble kicked off discussion on the agenda item, stating, “For some clarification, this puts Robert's Rules of Order as ...

Morgantown Council tables Robert's Rules issue, appoints Harshbarger to city's utility board

Dominion Post

Nov. 16—MORGANTOWN — An ordinance that would shuffle Robert's Rules of Order down the priority list when determining how Morgantown City Council ...

Watching its language: School board narrowly amends controversial meeting minutes

Brattleboro Reformer

That resulted in Young calling for more training at the next meeting, where the board approved purchasing books about Robert's Rules of Order for ...

Planning commission sends bourbon barrel warehouse text amendment to city, county with ...

The State Journal

Robert's Rules is a parliamentary procedure manual that the commission must follow according to its bylaws. "I believe this entire proceeding is ...

Sick of meetings that go off the rails? 'Robert's Rules of Order' can help

ABA Journal

. . . no matter the size or composition of a meeting, Robert’s Rules of Order has advice for that.

qathet Regional District seeks unity at board table - Powell River Peak

Powell River Peak

Brander said the parliamentarian is an expert in Robert's Rules of Order. “He said to trust the system because the system is your best friend,” ...

How to Prepare for Board Meetings During Emergencies - The Next Hint

The Next Hint

Robert's Rules of Order state that special meetings must meet certain conditions and requirements. If your organization is facing a crisis and you ...

More highlights from the CHV Candidate Forum - The Villager

The Villager

... the mayor to preside over meetings, requiring knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order, and to appear on behalf of the city at ceremonial events.

Gen Z says the thumbs-up emoji is passive-aggressive - Tampa Bay Times

Tampa Bay Times

Of course, Gen Z is not a committee that votes using Robert's Rules of Order. Rather, the opinions of an entire generation emerge like Cthulhu ...

Power goes out at University Heights meeting but aggrieved residents keep hearing going

Springfield News-Leader

Fisher moved on, noting that the hearing was not one governed by Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary procedure often employed when groups ...

HOA Meeting Breakdown: Types of Meetings and Best Practices by Mike Stonestreet


Following Robert's Rules allows the process of conducting association business and making decisions to be handled in a format that makes room for open ...

Norman City Council reviews meeting decorum, hears presentation about microtransit system

News OU Daily

Walker further clarified that committee meetings are to follow Robert's Rules of Order, even though they are more casual than general meetings.

SGA provides updates from student agencies - Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

 The senate was given an extensive crash course on Robert's Rules of Order —the rules that govern formal parliamentary procedure— which was then ...

Proposal to give more COVID hazard pay to city department heads fails, second attempt ...

Clarksville Now

After consulting Robert's Rules of Order, City Attorney Lance Baker explained the item could be brought forth again as a motion for renewal if the ...

Political transparency: Can Wyo parties operate in private? - WyoFile


 Robert's Rules of Order also does not prohibit the Wyoming GOP's vote to dispel the public from its Riverton meeting after the motion.

Proposed Banff bylaw to limit council debate: political science prof -

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Administrative officials say this would be a substantive change, but one that is supported by Robert's Rules of Order – a time-tested standard ...

SGA hosts workshop retreat for senators and executive board - Washington College

The Elm - Washington College

Relations sophomore Stephen Hook and a workshop on Robert's Rules, the language for motioning in senate meetings, led by Splendoria and White.

LCSD1 trustees vote to join WEA lawsuit, approve most policy changes - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Amy Pauli, legal counsel for LCSD1, said at the meeting that adhering strictly to Robert's Rules "can also work the other way," allowing those ...

Commentary: Rob Richie and Stan Lockhart — Ranked-choice voting's time has come

Jacksonville Journal-Courier

That's why ranked-choice voting is recommended by parliamentary guides like Robert's Rules of Order and used for countless nongovernmental ...

The rules of public meetings - Storm Lake Times Pilot

Storm Lake Times

All local governments generally follow Robert's Rules of Order to run their meetings. But because officials are elected, most public bodies apply ...

UCF Faculty Senate raises concern about meetings without expert parliamentarian

In an additional email after the meeting, Self shared how this conclusion came about regarding Robert's Rules being broken. "Upon careful review of ...

GOP Nominations In Question - Jersey Shore Online

Jersey Shore Online

On the other side of that, Reina argues that Robert's Rules allows for it. Upon hearing the announcement of the screening committee's ...

LCSD1's bigger policy updates draw some concern - Yahoo News

Yahoo News

Four of the seven board seats are up for election this fall. Loosening Robert's Rules was criticized by former trustee Breen, as well. It is a ...

Can the Mayor Take Part in Discussion? - MRSC


Robert's Rules of Order says that in a large group, the chair of the meeting does not take part in discussion. The chair serves as a facilitator ...

Horry County GOP was supposed to elect leaders. Instead, a profanity-laced meeting ensued

Myrtle Beach Sun News

There was name-calling, profanity, long passages read verbatim from a parliamentary procedure book known as Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Horry County GOP left without leaders after tense meeting - Myrtle Beach - Post and Courier

Post and Courier

Lonny Bryant, president proxy executive committee member representing Forestbrook, reads from his copy of Robert's Rules of Order while disputing ...

'We're going shopping for a new school board:' Teachers condemn Flint board's dysfunction

Ann Arbor News

FLINT, MI – To send a message, each member of the Flint Board of Education received a copy of the book “Robert's Rules of Order for Dummies” ...

Massachusetts board split on complaints against appraiser that 'ignored' OEM repair procedures

Repairer Driven News

And because they're made by the collision side, fail to move forward to the informal complaint stage in the process because of Robert's Rules.

ASG plans to reform funding policies and academically support quarantined students

The Daily Northwestern

He said the January removal of Robert's Rules of Order, a parliamentary procedure created in 1876 designed to bring order to group meetings, ...

Lanesboro residents speak out about grain bin

Fillmore County Journal

She stated that Robert's Rules of Order were not being followed because there was not sufficient information on what decisions the council would ...

Joe Raposo portrait kicks off art series celebrating Fall River history, icons

Fall River Herald News

Henry Martyn Robert, whose Robert's Rules of Order is still used today to structure meetings. Oliveira said Lopes gave her ideas for subjects, and ...

Council dives into 'Robert's Rules' before approving new councilmember

Local News

Council dives into 'Robert's Rules' before approving new councilmember

Past Midd-West school board director tapped to fill unexpired term

News | The Daily Item

 ... board members, including their interest in serving on the board and their understanding of the Sunshine Law and Robert's Rules of Order.

Just a Thought - Know the rules - Southern Standard

Southern Standard

After being told that public comment is not allowed and why, they instantly started complaining and making false allegations. Robert's Rules for ...

Melancthon mayoral, deputy mayor hopefuls aim to gain confidence, restore trust in council

... restore a strong council, they need to get back to basics, says Hannon, following meeting rules and protocols such as Robert's Rules of Order.

Motions, squabble delay for local ARPA project - Watertown Daily Times

Watertown Daily Times JUNEAU

 While Robert's Rules of Order received a strenuous workout Tuesday, attendees may have also needed a Venn diagram to follow the numerous ...

Despite controversy, Stutts appointed new commissioner for the City of Sweetwater


Robert's Rules of Order defines a majority vote as more than half of the votes cast by those present and voting, excluding abstentions, unless the ...

Brush city attorney encourages fewer executive sessions - The Fort Morgan Times

The Fort Morgan Times

“Your code requires you follow Robert's Rules of Order,” Krob said. “There are times it doesn't lend itself to city government.”.

Chairwoman seeks remedies after dispute over executive session

Brattleboro Reformer

Robert's Rules has been around for over 140 years and assure meetings run smoothly and also assure every member has a voice,” she said. Young ...

Sick of meetings that go off the rails? Robert's Rules of Order can help - Legal Talk Network

Legal Talk Network

The good news–according to author, attorney and parliamentarian Jim Slaughter–is that no matter the size or composition of a meeting, Robert's Rules ...

DDA Approval of Tava House Development Project Triggers Lively Debate

The Mountain Jackpot News

Zuluaga even maintained that the DDA violated the Robert's Rules of Order when approving the project. The discussion got to the point to when ...

OKC City Council approves MAPS 4 services operating partners

Oklahoma City Free Press

Robert's Rules is a longstanding standard for the presiding of meetings that the Council has voted to adopt repeatedly as the Rules are updated ...

What Is Quorum?


When a quorum is not met during a meeting, the existing attendees are still allowed to conduct certain actions according to Robert's Rules of ...

Council rejects historic zoning for East Seventh Street house - Austin Monitor

Austin Monitor

However, he said they should vote on Pool's motion first – even though he said they were violating Robert's Rules of Order.

COMMUNITY VIEW | Apparently, the First Amendment has been suspended in Trumbull County Read more at:

Mahoning Matters

Apparently, the First Amendment has been suspended in Trumbull County Mahoning Matters violated Robert's Rules of Order; c.) failed to allow the Trumbull County sheriff to decide whether complaints about his operation were worthy;

Chair should keep control of meetings |

Tribune Chronicle Tribune Chronicle

Should the meeting be conducted under Robert's Rules of Order, or “Mother, May I?” Or even, “Simon Says”? One thing is for sure: Robert has left ...

Mark Ballard: Stray dogs and cats overwhelm Louisiana's anemic effort to deal with them

The Advocate

Not quite the process and wording of Robert's Rules of Order, which govern how official meetings are conducted. But the group of everyday folks, ...

Visit Casper board appoints interim CEO, reelects officers

Oil City News

Ruble explained that the process would be informed by Robert's Rules of Order. For each office, the floor was opened for nominations, ...

Robert M. Meisner: Dealing with disruptive association members

Traverse City Record-Eagle

However, “Robert's Rules of Order” deals with disciplinary procedures for disruptive members at a meeting. Depending on the degree to which the ...

Education Beat Flint Board of Education: Some same old stories and some good news stories

East Village Magazine

Overuse of Robert's Rules during meetings may indicate orderliness or the lack thereof. The overuse of “points of order” may, in fact, indicate a lack ...

Bayonne City Council limits public comment

Hudson Reporter

This is a reference to “Robert's Rules of Order” penned by U.S. Army officer Henry Martyn Robert in 1876 intended as a manual of parliamentary ...

Prostitution ordinance repeal draws objections in Montpelier

Times Argus

After electronically thumbing through Robert's Rules of Order, Councilor Jack McCullough concluded that reconsidering a recently passed motion ...

Water district directors to consider revising meeting rules for increased efficiency

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Hickle made the following list of recommendations for staff to compile into a draft ordinance that revises Robert's Rules of Order that currently ...

Wykoff hears concerns about rules of order

Fillmore County Journal

She went on to ask what version of “Robert's Rules” are used for the council meetings. Mayor Breckenridge said he would check into this.

Rambling thoughts and observations | News, Sports, Jobs - Weirton Daily Times

Weirton Daily Times

Those hoping to be elected to office also should familiarize themselves with Robert's Rules of Order and the state's open meetings laws

McBride sabotages nomination of Trenton at-large replacement - Trentonian


... Councilman George Muschal's nomination of Montero, a familiar name in Trenton politics, “out of order” according to Robert's Rules of Order.

What I'm Writing | Publishing - Robert's Rules of Order Fast Track - Greensboro News and Record

Greensboro News and Record

Author: Jim Slaughter. City: Greensboro. Book title: “Robert's Rules of Order Fast Track”. Publisher: Penguin. What it's about: Easy, ...

EDITORIAL: Ashland County land bank must follow strict rules to maintain public trust

Ashland Source

Henry Martyn Robert wrote this in his 1876 book, "Robert's Rules of Order.” The rules inside this book have been adopted by parliamentary boards ...

Standing Rules Committee continues to think about inclusion - The Presbyterian Outlook

The Presbyterian Outlook

The next item, STAN-13, modifies Robert's Rules of Order for assembly meetings by adding “Motions for the previous question on more than one ...

Frederick County Council updates rules, delays talks of trials for misconduct

Frederick News-Post

Robert's Rules of Order state that a governing body may hold a public trial if a member faces allegations of misconduct.

The Way We Were: Expert on 'Robert's Rules,' Augusta author found laughs in meeting minutes

The Augusta Chronicle

In the 1870s, an Army major posted in California sought to make sense of parliamentary procedure with the book that we now call "Robert's Rules of ...

School district plans to incorporate Robert’s Rules, may reinstate transportation committee

The Deerfield Valley News

School district plans to incorporate Robert's Rules, may reinstate transportation committee. Thu, 06/23/2022 - 3:50pm Mike Eldred.

Council Subcommittee Discusses Rule Changes

Chelsea Record

“This is taken from Robert's Rules of Orders,” said Taylor. “These are basic rules of decorum that are pretty much universally recognized.”.

Tribal Election Board Certifies Election Results All Positions Certified - Cornwall Seaway News

Cornwall Seaway News

The first part of the appeal was regarding the application of Robert's Rules of Order to the 2022 SRMT Tribal Election ballots. Under Section VI.

New Southern Baptist Convention president's roots run deep in Arkansas

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... Barber said the Saddleback Church pastor "had a right to address the body," citing Article XIII of Robert's Rules of Order.

EDITORIAL: Councilman contends that Mayor striking agenda item was improper

Under Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised section 40 it was not. The chair himself cannot depart from the prescribed order of business, ...

Boca House of Representatives appoints Alexander Esquen as parliamentarian

University Press

Esquen's long-term goals involve reforming policy through Robert's Rules of Order, which serves as a guide to assist house members in conducting ...

Savoy Village Board to discuss formal rules for meetings | Politics |


Brown said the board has always said it follows Robert's Rules of Order (a manual of parliamentary procedure) — but never officially — and what's ...

We all should be embarrassed by official's vulgarity | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle

Tribune Chronicle

Angry that Fuda was straying from the agenda items, Frenchko said, “I want these meetings to be appropriate and in accordance with Robert's Rules.

City council meeting turns to chaos

Delta Wind

The council is supposed to follow Robert's Rules of Order for their meetings. Some items were brought up that were never placed on the agenda.

What to Expect at AFGE's 42nd Convention - AFGE


Robert's Rules of Order workshop: Anyone conducting a union business meeting knows how important it is to follow parliamentary rules and procedures.

Springfield City Council ponders its 'veep' issue; marijuana retailer OK'd for former Russell's ...

Breck said Robert's Rules of Order, the go-to-guide for parliamentary procedure, allows committees to fill mid-term vacancies through a process of ...

Frederick County Council considers public trials for misconduct allegations - Yahoo


Robert's Rules of Order are a guide that local governments, professional associations and fraternal organizations use for parliamentary procedure.

Attorney Looks into Complaints about Gibraltar Board Behavior

Door County Pulse

The Gibraltar Area School Board did not violate the Open Meetings Act or break Robert's Rules of Order during discussions and board-member ...

Frederick County Council considers public trials for misconduct allegations

Frederick News-Post

Robert's Rules of Order are a guide that local governments, professional associations and fraternal organizations use for parliamentary procedure. The ...

Council To Have Input on Clerk Job Description

Chelsea Record

... related experience in public sector and municipal environments and working knowledge of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order.

NIC trustees move closer to hiring permanent president

Coeur d'Alene Press

Forgone taxing authority, Robert's Rules of Order discussed.

Tangled web: So-called “spider” TIF for Bloomington high-speed internet deal hits procedural snag

B Square Beacon

Because under Robert's Rules, the chair doesn't make or second motions, it was up to Cassady to second the motion—which he was unwilling to do. The ...

Local official's ties with Illinois special interest group come under fire

Rockford Register Star

... in the past to provide training on good governance issues such as Robert's Rules of Order, said the answer to Crosby's question is simple.

ASUW Senate holds elections for 2022-23 leadership | Governance |

UW Daily

Robert's Rules serves as a barrier,” Falit-Baiamonte said. “Parliamentary procedure is hard to understand. We need a voice for students both on and ...

How To Prepare to Be an Effective School Board Officer

Texas Association of School Boards

"It really helped me to be more confident when it came to Robert's Rules of Order,” she said. “Then getting to practice facilitating a meeting ...

Laramie County GOP fails to oust chairwoman

Gillette News Record

Only three members spoke in the discussion format allowed by Robert's Rules of Order, one for and two against the motion.

On Robert's Rules, municipal meetings, and diverse views - The Commons

THE COMMONS -- News and Views for Windham County, Vermont

The editor's note states that the Brattleboro Selectboard uses Robert's Rules of Order for Small Assemblies, which makes the process of seconding ...

Friday's joint Burien Council/BEDP meeting seemed a little like a group therapy session

B-Town Blog

and it appeared at times like they were going through some kind of group therapy session – following Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Hancock school board recognizes FBLA, talks operations

Weirton Daily Times

Kaser also noted meetings are governed by Robert's Rules of Order and the state Open Meetings laws. Under a recommendation from Petrovich, ...

Several Lewis County Republicans Officers Call for Chair's Resignation Following ...

Yahoo News

"The refusal was deliberate, and as the person responsible for running the meeting according to Robert's Rules of Order, he abdicated his duty," ...

Investing in education innovation: Verona Area Education Foundation celebrating 30 years ...

Verona Press

Verona Press “We love to help them learn how boards work and Robert's Rules of Order, and they are really helpful with grants – they offer great perspectives ...

10 Myths about Parliamentary Procedure and Presbyterian Meetings

The Presbyterian Outlook

For organizations following the most recent edition of Robert's Rules, this is your book. Myth #2: Rules are the same for all meetings. Rules aren't ...

NEWS Residents question recent county vote

Coeur d'Alene Press

The BOCC does not operate using Robert's Rules of Order. Even so, Twillman noted, Robert's Rules require that a motion to reconsider be made by ... Flag as irrelevant

UPI Almanac for Monday, May 2, 2022


Henry Robert, author of Robert's Rules of Order, in 1837; gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in 1885; German fighter ace Manfred "The Red Baron" von ...

Mayne remains at Cassellholme board chair

Northern News

There was nothing in Robert's Rules, our bylaws or the Long-Term Care Act legislation, so I referred to the regulations under the act.” She said the ...

Joey Novak chosen as speaker of the 90th Student Government

MSU Reporter

They do this by using a set of guidelines called “Robert's Rules”, which is commonly used for committee and public meetings. After being sworn in, ...

Vice-Chair Carlvena Foster Gets To Be Queen Bee For A Day

Rhino Times

She also didn't have any problem with Robert's Rules of Order, which has sometimes tripped up former vice-chairs of the board who weren't used to ...

Gay man demands Bronson fire deputy librarian because she reminds him of his mother and other bad things

Must Read Alaska

Robert's Rules of Order need not apply if your point of view is being represented according to the Chair. West Tank Farm?

South Kitsap school board facing lawsuits, school rebuilds

Kitsap Sun

"It has nothing to do with Robert's Rules of Order." "Your policy is against the law," Daily said. At odds with other members. Since upsetting ...

Council members refer to Robert's Rules following removal of president

ABC 12

Looking at Robert's Rules at first glance, Burns says council did not remove Mays properly by giving him rightful due process. “This is referring to ...

Flint City Council removes Eric Mays as president

Flint Beat

Mays has been known to interrupt meetings with a “point of order” or “point of information,” actions allowable under Robert's Rules of Order but ...

Tri-Cities meeting erupts into shouting matches over paying for a damaged county vehicle Read more at:

Tri-City Herald

That prompted a short back and forth over whether or not the board was required to follow Robert's Rules of Order, which are a widely used set of ...

Poteet City Hall packed for council meeting - Pleasanton Express

Pleasanton Express

Flores took this opportunity to point out that they were always breaking Robert's Rules of Order. Chief of Police.

Etna Green Council Hears Updates On Town Properties -

Robert's Rules are a form of parliamentary procedure which governs meetings of a wide variety of organizations, including school boards and city ...

SPS to post new position for coordinator of ESL and special education - Sturgis Journal

Sturgis Journal

She gave board members a Robert's Rules of Order cheat sheet and also discussed student discipline. She said discipline should focus on teaching, ...

Plan to resurrect Corning church project fails in City Council vote

Corning Leader

“Under [Robert's Rules of Order] somebody that voted 'no' would have had to introduce this resolution, and that did not occur,” Hunt said.

New Saranac Lake Village Board gets to work | News, Sports, Jobs - Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

He feels Robert's Rules add “unnecessary confusion” for the public attending board meetings. Shapiro wondered how meetings will be run. “Just like ...

In Our Opinion: San Marcos City Council meeting decorum out of control

San Marcos Corridor News

The thing about Robert's Rules of Order it was really to address the time we're spending on agenda items,” said Prather. He went on to suggest time ...

Parliamentarians follow in Jefferson’s footsteps

The Bucks County Herald

The President Thomas Jefferson wrote the first manual of parliamentary procedure in 1801. As stated in the Introduction of Robert's Rules of Order ...

Kewanee Park District attorney: Salary vote should have been on agenda - Star-Courier


Dwyer announced at the last meeting that the park board's meeting procedures would adopt standards outlined in Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Parliamentary Procedure 101, and why it's important! - Grand Canyon Synod

Grand Canyon Synod

The Office of the Bishop presents an online symposium on Parliamentary Procedure and Robert's Rules of Order by David Swartling on Tuesday, ...

San Marcos City Council holds lengthy discussion on rules of order, decorum and presence ...

Now, Robert's Rules of Order is a very formal way to hold a meeting,” Council Member Jude Prather said. “The idea would be that, you know, if we limit ...

Becket planners approve large cannabis grow house, amid questions about compliance and ...

The Berkshire Edge

Typically, motions under Robert's Rules of Order are made to approve a motion or deny it, but not to simply “vote” on a proposal before the board.

Fish: True democracy involves choice, activism — and patience | Columnists |

Brattleboro Reformer

Robert's Rules, or Robert's Rules of Order, is a manual of parliamentary procedure originally penned in 1876 (revised some 12 times since) and ...

Robert's Rules of Order training session for Representative Town Meeting

Brattleboro Reformer

Robert's Rules is the most widely used set of parliamentary procedures in the United States. It offers a fair and structured method of decision-making ...

Opinion: The absurdity of Town Meeting

Wareham Week

Opinion: The absurdity of Town Meeting - Wareham Week Wareham Week No discussion about the motion. That is not foreseen in Robert's Rules. Instead, immediate vote on whether one should suppress any further debate. And ...

Confusion surrounds whether Lumumba was reappointed to 1% commission - WLBT


Robert's Rules of Order state that “where the rules require either a 'majority vote' or a 'two-thirds vote,' abstentions have absolutely no effect ...

Marietta BOE votes again on Hampton contract

Marietta Times

... a previous board meeting in January 2018 where the board adopted Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order as its parliamentary authority.

Star City Area Parliamentarians to meet Monday

Longview News-Journal

Everyone interested in parliamentary procedure is invited to connect at no charge to this meeting, which will focus on meeting the needs of a ...

Stone suggests changes to avoid conflict

News Letter Journal News Letter Journal

She said that he could review executive session laws, open meetings laws, Robert's Rules of Order and the consequences of not following those laws ...

Flint Board of Ed. postpones approving strategic plan

Flint Beat

The board suspended Robert's Rules of Order to have open dialogue, Vice President Joyce-Ellis McNeal said. All those present agreed they'd been ...

Grosse Pointe schools condemns woman's use of racial slur at meeting - Detroit News

Detroit News

"As President, it is my job to conduct the meeting per Robert's Rules. I immediately stopped her from using that language and said she could only ...

Hands-on involvement in government — for those who know how

The Commons

I believe there is nothing wrong with Robert's Rules except that people don't know how to use them. I have advocated for education of RTM. Last year I ...

Detention Center Expansion to Cost $20 Million

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Madison

Washington County officials told Detention Center expansion to cost $20 million The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Madison interjected with a point of order, saying the rules of decorum and Robert's Rules of Order "don't allow members to hatefully criticize one ...

'Each side is claiming victimization': Tensions continue to mount at York City Council

York Dispatch York Dispatch

At its meeting Feb. 15, the council began the process to give the Rex/Laurel Fire Station and Penn Market $750,000 each from ARPA funding. But the ...

Virtual Parliamentarians Hosts A Complimentary Workshop On Parliamentary ...


Robert's Rules Of Order can ensure diverse views are heard and the majority rules, one decision at a time, for organizations to benefit from...

Guthrie County Republican/Democrat Caucus Held Monday Night

Raccoon Valley Radio Raccoon Valley Radio

Obviously not following any Robert's Rules, but I think we're getting our business taken care of. And that was the important thing.”.

Andy Davis to explain Robert's Rules of Order on January 12 | Community-news |

Brattleboro Reformer

Robert's Rules is the most widely used set of parliamentary procedures in the United States. It offers a fair and structured method of decision-making ...

Common Council starts year with personnel appointments | Local News |

The Daily Star

Merzig responded only Congress follows Robert's Rules of Order and most other governments follow a pared-down version of the rules. The council also ...

Empty seats on Coalport Council prevents 2022 reorganization meeting - Clearfield Progress

Clearfield Progress

... get 2022 off to an organized start, Maddalena said her desire is council would consider following “Robert's Rules of Order” at its meetings.

Grand Forks County Commission takes care of housekeeping

Grand Forks Herald

Robert's Rules of Order is a manual of parliamentary procedure used by most bodies with boards of directors. It has gone through many iterations ...

Swim team parents examine pool board - Petoskey News-Review

Petoskey News-Review

“They also didn't use Robert's Rules of Order,” he said, referring to the parliamentary procedure commonly used in meetings by entities like ...

Fight breaks out at Hinds Co. board of supervisors meeting - WLBT


The argument initially appeared to be between Archie and District 4 Supervisor Vern Gavin over changing the rules for electing the board vice- ...

South Bend council taps Sharon McBride as 2022 council president

South Bend Tribune

Council attorney Bob Palmer said doing so was legal and acceptable under Robert's Rules of Order. Canneth Lee. Hamann said she was voting against ...

Contract for the return of Columbia school resource officers on hold

Columbia Daily Tribune

... works with the Missouri School Boards' Association to advise school boards about conducting meetings according to "Robert's Rules of Order.".

Too verbose? Seattle Council approves 10 minute speech rule - KUOW


That is consistent with Robert's Rules of Order, the generally accepted rules for official proceedings. The 10 minute rule was among a handful of ...

St. Mary's redistricting board approves final map; board chair announces run for legislature ...

By a 3-2 vote without explanation on Dec. 7, the St. Mary's redistricting board approved a revised county commissioner district map without ...

No ouster, no censure: Attempts to move against council chair, councilman get blocked | St ...

Franklin Banner-Tribune

One move was blocked by a judge, the other by Robert's Rules of Order. Councilman Craig Mathews of Jeanerette had proposed separate resolutions ...

Brooklyn Center passes $1.3 million in new public safety initiatives, freezes 3 police vacancies

Minnesota Reformer

After three hours of heated debate occasionally interrupted by Zoom bombers and questions from city council members on Robert's Rules of Order, ...

Tensions Flare Between Redistricting Board Chair And County Attorney As Draft Maps Get ...

“The other governing bodies in this county do not use Robert's Rules of Order.” Pictured: David Weiskopf(Left) and Richard Johnson(Right). For those ...

Even Robert's Rules can't keep order in our family. Believe me, we've tried - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

We started meeting monthly and very officially, as members of an imaginary civic organization, when I was barely 10.

Letters to the Editor for Dec. 5, 2021: 'Robert's Rules' add order, not dryness, to meetings ...

Richmond Times-Dispatch

There is nothing more fair or participatory than a well-run meeting that follows "Robert's Rules." People who groan at these rules have not ...

Pacheco, Freel again chosen for Casper City Council leadership after Knell raises specter of ...

Oil City News

City Attorney John Henley said that it is allowable under the Robert's Rules of Order for people to be nominated for multiple positions.

IRSD board debates mask mandates | Coronavirus |

Coastal Point

Robert's Rules of Order were quickly dismissed at the Indian River School District board of education meeting Monday night this week.

Sanctioning Rogue Board Members - MRSC


If you have adopted Robert's Rules of Order as your parliamentary authority, you have the basics in place. It can also be helpful to adopt more ...

Letter to the Editor | USG wants to hear from you The Tulane Hullabaloo

The Tulane Hullabaloo

I suspended Robert's Rules and created a space led by ground rules and empathy for the body to talk about what we just witnessed.

Outgoing town moderator offers insight | Local News |

Brattleboro Reformer

Robert's Rules of Order would allow for a consent agenda, Crispe said, but he urged against creating “too many parliamentary hurdles.” “Parliamentary ...

Views: Grist for the Mills -- Mask off - Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

Millbury-Sutton Chronicle

I can sympathize with Ashley. The arcane procedures inherent in Robert's Rules of Order are baffling even to someone well-versed in them. Without ...

Hermosa Beach council wants earlier meetings - Easy Reader News

Easy Reader News

Also, a substitution of the long-used publication governing an agency's behavior, Robert's Rules of Order, has been proposed by City Manager Suja ...

At 1st meeting, county councilman's idea sparks hubbub | Local | The Journal Gazette

The Journal Gazette

Robert's Rules of Order state members will address only the president directly during a discussion and will speak only after being recognized by ...

Tension within Brooklyn Democratic Party addressed during press conference, members ...

News 12 Connecticut

State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released a statement saying, "Executive Committee meetings follow Robert's Rules of Order to ...

Green Bay election controversy continues - The Press Times

The Press Times

Before the vote, Green Bay City Attorney Vanessa Chavez informed the council the item wasn't presented correctly according to Robert's Rules of ...

Bree Neal: Councilor Henry Lipman owes Laconia an apology

Laconia Daily Sun

Chaos erupted in the middle of an otherwise orderly meeting, as Mr. Lipman broke the most basic of all Robert's Rules of Order, and banished all ...

City Commission votes against formally adopting Robert's Rules, chooses new Mayor Pro Tem


During Wednesday's meeting, the City Commission went back and forth on whether to formally adopt Robert's Rules of Order.

Transparency issues discussed at Monday's SGA meeting - The Northerner

The Northerner

... Senator Alejandro McCray proposed a motion to open the floor for a 45-minute discussion — going into Robert's Rules of Order — where only ...

Respect, Decorum Lacking on School Board | Editorials |

Rio Grande Sun

You have to start with Board President Gilbert Serrano. It is the president's primary duty to control the meeting, ensure Robert's Rules of Order is ...

Health Department of Northwest Michigan Board of Health Members Vote to Keep ... - 9&10 News

9&10 News

“According to Robert's rules and the orders of procedure, its the final vote that matters and the outcome of that vote and with a positive vote we ...

Secretary Needed for Chapter Executive Committee | Sierra Club

Sierra Club

Familiarity with Robert's Rules of Order (or interest in learning about this system for conducting meetings and making decisions as a group) is ...

Commissioners at odds over effort to rewrite meeting minutes - The Rant

The Rant

According to Robert's Rules of Order, the parliamentary guidelines utilized by most boards and commissions, minutes constitute the historical ...

Explainer: How to attend and be heard at public meetings in Oregon - The Register Guard

The Register Guard

Public bodies have to follow "Robert's Rules of Order," which dictate parliamentary procedure in meetings. These rules explainthe required steps ...

God bless Robert | Opinion |

The Daily Post-Athenian

The cursed and boring Robert's Rules of Order should be closely followed and brutally enforced at every meeting. When someone goes off topic or takes ...

Niki Frenchko's policy motions languish | News, Sports, Jobs - Tribune Chronicle

Tribune Chronicle

The three are not meeting this week. ROBERT'S RULES. Frenchko at several points in the meeting referred to the meeting rules, telling other ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 |

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 -

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, ...

Ravens gets a reprieve | Local News |

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

Virtual city meetings moves forward | Fort Atkinson |

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 |

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 |

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, ...

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), ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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..

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...