A formal proposal suggesting a specific action or decision. Motions are an essential part of parliamentary procedure and used to initiate discussion and decision-making within the deliberative body. Here are a few situations when a motion might be filed:
If a council member wants to propose a new ordinance, resolution, or law
If a council member identifies a problem or issue within the community that requires action, they may file a motion to request a specific action
If a council member believes that an existing ordinance, resolution, or law needs to be modified or updated
It is important to note that for a motion to proceed, it usually needs to be seconded by another council member. Once seconded, the motion can be discussed and debated by council members before a formal vote is taken.