city council

noun

Definition of city council

: the legislative body of a city

Examples of city council in a Sentence

He's running for city council.

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Some Arizona cities, such as Scottsdale and most recently Surprise, offer invocations at the start of city council meetings. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Some push for Scottsdale to end prayer at council meetings amid legal showdown with Satanists," 10 Sep. 2019 And, locally, share your concerns with your city council, which regulates these e-businesses. Michael P. Maguire, The Mercury News, "Opinion: E-scooter firms silence injured riders’ legal claims," 21 Aug. 2019 Perez, the former mayor from 2001 to 2010, and McGee, a state representative, will appear on the ballot on Sept. 10 with their slates of candidates for city council, treasurer and constables, city clerk John Bazzano confirmed Friday. Rebecca Lurye, Courant Community, "Hartford Democratic primary to pit Mayor Luke Bronin against challengers Eddie Perez and Brandon McGee, Jr.," 16 Aug. 2019 The city council, which has 45 seats, is responsible for a large municipal budget and is now controlled by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. Fox News, "Moscow police arrest hundreds during protest calling for fair elections, group claims," 28 July 2019 The city council, which has 45 seats, is responsible for a large municipal budget and is now controlled by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. Author: Jim Heintz, Anchorage Daily News, "Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest," 27 July 2019 The Moscow city council, which has 45 seats, is responsible for a very large municipal budget and is now controlled by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party. NBC News, "Russian police wrestle with protesters, arrest hundreds at Moscow election demonstration," 27 July 2019 In March 2018, the city council in Plattsburgh, New York, enacted the first crypto-mining moratorium in the US after heavy electricity use by miners caused residents’ rates to skyrocket. Mark Dent, WIRED, "The Hard-Luck Texas Town That Bet on Bitcoin—and Lost," 11 July 2019 West said the Auburn board, which is appointed by the city council and mayor, was effective during her time on the board and for years before. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al.com, "Alabama school board members weigh in on plan to replace them," 9 July 2019

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city council

noun

English Language Learners Definition of city council

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

city council

noun

Legal Definition of city council

: the legislative body of a city

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