There are several types of actions considered by Council during Council meetings.
Ordinances are formal enactments of laws. They include regulations, purchases of equipment, authorization of contracts, and other formal action. Enacted ordinances are codified for easy reference.
Resolutions are non-regulatory actions by Council and are used to recognize noteworthy accomplishments or events, to state the intentions of Council, or to request action from other legislative bodies.
Proclamations are ceremonial acts, usually to proclaim an event recognized in the City of Mason.
Occasionally, an ordinance or resolution is placed on the agenda and designated as a first reading, either as required by law or at the decision of Council. Action on such items is scheduled for a later meeting on the date determined by Council when the first reading is announced.