Ordinances are the most formal acts taken by the governing body and have full force and effect of law. There are three basic types of ordinances: general, special, and appropriation.
General ordinances comprise the body of local law which governs the management of local affairs, the conduct of persons, the use of property, and other matters on which the city government exercises its power. Special ordinances are passed for a single special purpose and lose their force when the purpose for which they were passed is accomplished. Appropriation ordinances are simply ordinances used to authorize the payment of claims.