The City Council has various options available for taking legislative action, including the passage, adoption, or approval of ordinances, resolutions, rules, regulations, motions, and policies.
A resolution generally states a position or policy of a city. See the City's archived list of resolutions.
An ordinance is more formal and authoritative than a resolution. An ordinance is a local law that usually regulates persons or property and usually relates to a matter of a general and permanent nature. See the City's archived list of ordinances.