Lost the vote? Don’t sabotage the council’s action

We’ve had inquiries recently about elected officials who lost a vote, and then actively worked against the outcome. This amounts to trying to sabotage the council. It is wrong, wrong, wrong. Download PDF The majority rules General Henry Martyn Robert, the original author of Robert’s Rules of Order, expresses it this way: The great lesson…

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Removing the chair during a meeting

What can you do when a chair (“presiding officer” or person running the meeting, who is often the president) refuses to follow Robert’s Rules, abuses their power, or acts in an arbitrary manner? Download PDF The first step is to make a Point of Order bringing the error to the chair’s attention. If the chair…

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Motion to censure in Kaysville, Utah

Here in Salt Lake City for the Utah School Boards Association, I find an interesting news item. The Kaysville city council is scheduled to pass a motion to censure a council member and request his resignation at this evening’s meeting.

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