Resolutions and Ordinances


Q: What's the difference between a resolution and an ordinance?

A: An ordinance establishes laws while an resolution deals with policies. The council will only consider a resolution one time; to pass an ordinance, council must follow a process set by the state.

While city council must vote to pass both resolutions as well as ordinances, state law only requires the council hear public comment on ordinances, not on resolutions.

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