What is an Amendment?

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: Once an amendment is proposed, it typically requires a second from a council member to be considered for discussion.
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