By Robert K. Bush

Effective Council Meetings focuses on preserving (or bringing back) the level of respect, courtesy, and civility needed in council meetings to successfully conduct the public’s business. This e-book addresses the need to adopt rules of procedure, whether formal or informal, that establish clear standards of behavior and ensure a proper level of decorum; offers a simplified and slimmed-down version of Robert’s Rules of Order, applying the salient points of parliamentary procedure to the conduct of public meetings; and introduces a values framework as a way to help elected officials identify what lies at the root of public problems and make wise decisions in response.