A proposed modification to a motion under discussion, offering a chance to alter its content before final decision or vote.The purpose of an amendment is to modify the wording or content of the original motion in order to address concerns, refine the proposal, or make it more acceptable to a broader range of council members.Here are a few situations when an amendment might occur:
If the original motion’s wording is unclear or ambiguous
If there are specific concerns or objections raised during debate
If the scope of the original motion needs to be expanded or narrowed
If the original motion lacks necessary details
If new information emerges during debate that wasn’t considered when the original motion occurred
Once an amendment is proposed, it typically requires a second from a council member to be considered for discussion.