Legislation is an official act of the Council that takes the form of an ordinance or a resolution.
A resolution is a formal expression of the opinion or will of Council.
Examples of resolution topics: congratulating a local high school that won a state championship, supporting or opposing a bill pending before the Ohio General Assembly, or approving the appointment of members to a board or commission.
An ordinance is a formal act of Council.
Examples of ordinance topics: authorizing the Director of Publis Service to enter a contract for the construction of a project, approving a union agreement, approving a conditional use application, or amending the Codified Ordinance of the City.