The Missourian (Washington, MO)
The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission may do away with Robert’s Rules of Order.
At last Tuesday’s meeting, County Counselor Mark Vincent said the board may need to adapt its own meeting procedures instead of relying on Robert’s Rules of Order. Earlier this year the board was challenged on a decision it made because it didn’t properly follow Robert’s Rules.
First published in 1876, Robert’s Rules of Order is a commonly used manual for parliamentary procedure. The plan board’s bylaws state the group follows Robert’s Rules and commission Chairman Bill Evans carries a copy of the manual to meetings.