The best way to view a Resolution is as a formal declaration of the governing body concerning a certain subject which it either cannot or does not wish to control by ordinance. It does not have the force of law (at least on the public in general); that normally takes an ordinance. But since the courts generally hold that a public body is required to comply with its own rules, any resolution which the governing body may use to establish rules for itself should be considered to have the force of law on the governing body. If the governing body does not wish to follow the resolution any longer, it should be rescinded. A resolution remains in effect until rescinded or replaced by a subsequent resolution on the same subject.