city council


Definition of city council

: the legislative body of a city

Examples of city council in a Sentence

He's running for city council.
Recent Examples on the Web Later campaigns by the late U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, his brother, former Congressman Sander Levin; the 1969 Detroit mayoral campaign of Richard Austin, and dozens of city council and judgeship candidacies. Tim Kiska, Detroit Free Press, 8 Oct. 2021 Fox News has reached out to both the city council and the mayor's office seeking further comment. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 6 Oct. 2021 Among local elections, in Dallas County, Mesquite voters will be electing a mayor and city council members. Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2021 The impetus behind the appointment is tied to the ongoing stalemate between Kennedy and city council regarding the appointment of a new service director and safety director. John Benson, cleveland, 22 Sep. 2021 Fish first ran for city council in 2002 and lost to Randy Leonard. oregonlive, 11 Aug. 2021 The group hired signature gatherers and circulated a petition to repeal the care home ordinance that the city council had passed the year before. oregonlive, 3 Oct. 2021 Though Austin so far appears to be the only Texas locality that has come out against SB 8, the city council in Portland, Oregon, has also voted to take action against it. Alison Durkee, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 The debut comes months after the city council approved $149,000 in February for the courts. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of city council

1641, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“City council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of city council

: the group of people who make and change the laws of a city

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Legal Definition of city council

: the legislative body of a city

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