Silver City Daily Press
. . .Robert’s Rules of Order is a guide to conducting meetings through which decisions should best be made as a group. It has set the standard by which meetings, especially in lower levels of government, have been conducted in the United States since its original publication in 1876. It is by these rules an audience member at a meeting will hear a governing body make motions, second them, discuss, then proceed with a vote so as to give appropriate value to each member of a group’s opinion on the topic at hand. That is not the full extent of Robert’s Rules, but the most often used.
“All meetings of the New Mexico CAP Entity shall be conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order as parliamentary governance,” read the Entity’s 2016 resolution.