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How do ordinances differ from resolutions?

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 5:40 PM


A. What is an ordinance? An ordinance is defined as a formal legislative act of a municipal governing body which has the force and effect of a continuing regulation and a permanent rule of conduct or government for the municipality. 11 O.S. Section 1-102.


B. What is a resolution? A resolution is a special or temporary act of a governing body which is declaratory of the will or opinion of a municipality in a given matter and is in the nature of a min...

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