An agenda is a roadmap for a City Council meeting. To help residents understand what different parts of the agenda actually mean, Cleveland Documenters created this annotated guide. 

We consulted Cleveland’s City Charter and council’s rules for this project. We also tapped the expertise of Clerk of Council Patricia Britt.

Assignment Editor (he/him)
Doug, a Cleveland Documenter since 2020, has been a copy editor and reporter. His work includes: The Pace of Passage about how quickly Cleveland City Council passes legislation; a look at the challenges of the city’s Exterior Home Paint program; and University Circle Police Department’s complaint-review process. Doug has also written explainers and guides and launched #CLEDocsAnswers, which answers questions Documenters have about local government.