City Council Agenda Guide

Ever read a Cleveland City Council agenda and ask yourself, “What’s that mean?” Check out our new City Council Agenda Guide! The guide is an annotated agenda.

The guide defines items that commonly appear on City Council agendas. It also reads between the lines and details procedures like “suspension of the rules” or what it means when council takes a vote on an “emergency” ordinance or resolution. We studied up using the City Charter and council rules to create this guide. Click on the yellow notes to learn what each term means.

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