Minnesota Mayors Handbook

A resource for practical and legal issues concerning Minnesota city mayors. Focuses on leadership, meeting and public hearing management skills.

Published Oct 18, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 7: Meetings, Motions, Resolutions and Ordinances

Handbook Chapter

City council meeting requirements, calculating a quorum, procedures and how councils take action.

Published Jul 11, 2023.

City Options for Meeting Remotely

Information Memo

The COVID-19 public health emergency requires cities to make alternative meeting plans and still comply with the Open Meeting Law.

Published Jul 6, 2023.

Meetings of City Councils

Information Memo

Learn important meeting concepts like the open meeting law, taking meeting minutes, and scheduling and conducting meetings.

Published Apr 25, 2023.

Small City Center Portal

The Small City Center offers resources for cities with populations under 2,500.

Published Jun 20, 2022.

General Operational Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding general council and city operational issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published Mar 21, 2020.