The City Council is comprised of nine members, seven of whom are elected from districts, and two at-large. Each member serves a four-year term and is limited to two consecutive terms.
As the legislative branch of City government, the Council has the responsibility to enact laws, make policy, and appropriate funds. Prior to the enactment of any type of legislation, the Council conducts a public hearing at a Council meeting on the issue to afford citizens the opportunity to comment. The Council has regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Special meetings are also held as needed if emergency or special circumstances occur.
The City Council encourages citizens to attend these meetings and express their views.