Any action of a temporary or administrative nature and other routine actions in the conduct of the City’s business. A resolution becomes effective upon publication or as specified in the body of the resolution.
Council Member(s) sponsoring the resolution. Insert last name only on the line below "Resolution of the City of Minneapolis."
Identifies the purpose of the resolution. State briefly; type in bold face and end with a period.
Introductory statements (optional).
Use a comma after a word "Whereas," in each Whereas clause. End each clause with a semicolon and the word "and" except for the last clause that is followed by a semicolon.
Decision or solution (required).
(a) Resolutions without a "Whereas" clause ( Example A), insert
"Resolved by The City Council of The City of Minneapolis:"
(b) Resolutions with one or more "Whereas" clauses ( Example B), insert:
"Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by The City Council of The City of Minneapolis:"
(c) First paragraph after the Resolving Clause begins with "That"; each remaining paragraph begins with
Be It Further Resolved". ( Example A)
(d) Each paragraph after the Resolving Clause ends with a period.
Designate the department or staff responsible for carrying out staff directions.
Eliminate when using abbreviations.
Examples: When referring to a specific "Company" use "Co"; "Number" use "No"; "Street" use "St"; Avenue" use "Ave".
Submit resolutions for committee action to the appropriate Committee Coordinator by e-mail or on a disk.
City Clerks Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated Dec. 3, 2012