According to Robert’s Rules of Order, resolutions are non-binding. That is, they require no action by the body passing the resolution. If Congress passes a resolution recognizing the brave service of a soldier, the resolution stands by itself. No action or follow-up is required. In the same way, if a legislative body passes a resolution expressing concern about homelessness in their communities, the resolution stands alone. No action is required. No affordable houses need to be built. No entry-level apartments or counseling centers are opened. Nothing has to be done. Resolutions require no action. They aren’t binding.
So, what are you going to do differently in the coming year? Change isn’t a plan. It’s more than a word. It’s action.