Posts Tagged ‘Supermajority vote’

Voting Rules for Adopting Ordinances

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

A property owner petitioned for a rezoning in a North Carolina city. The city council voted to send the matter to the planning board for a recommendation, and voted to set the public hearing. Now, following the public hearing, the board is ready vote on the rezoning. Does it take a two-thirds vote for the […]

Locally Adopted Voting Rules

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The Robertsville town council recently adopted three new voting rules: Rule #1: A motion to add an item to the agenda during a council meeting must be approved by a vote of 4/5 of the members present. Rule #2: A final decision on a contract to hire a manager must be approved by a vote […]