An ordinance is a permanent legislative act – which necessitates changes in our current laws, policies or procedures as a city – within the limits of its power of the City Council. All ordinances shall be read twice by title with at least five days between each reading.
A resolution is any determination, decision, or direction of the City Council of a temporary or special character for the purpose of initiating, effecting, or carrying out its administrative duties and functions. A resolution may be passed after only one reading. If a resolution is on the current agenda, it is up for a vote at that meeting.