city council


: the legislative body of a city

Example Sentences

He's running for city council.
Recent Examples on the Web In Tulsa, Oklahoma, city council approved a zoning measure to ensure dollar stores are built at least a mile apart. Amritpal Kaur Sandhu-longoria, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 Kai Juanna Belton, who holds the Democratic and Working Family Party lines, defeated Republican Deborah A. Kleckowski, a former city council member who lost by 37 percentage points in a race against Democratic Rep. Matt Lesser in 2012. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 28 Feb. 2023 At the time, city council voted against finalizing the agreement with the Detroit International Bridge Co., as part of a 2015 land swap deal, due to immense pressure from residents to do so. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2023 McKinney said Escondido’s city council has in the past agreed to help procure grant funding for nonprofit partners and potentially could do so for this project. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Feb. 2023 The bill filed by Robertson is almost identical to the one last year but with one big change — the new mayor would make $225,000, more than Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) brings home in a year, and part-time city council members would make $72,000. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 8 Feb. 2023 The Cleveland city council contributed $17 million in ARPA dollars to its Lead Safe Homes Fund. La Risa R. Lynch, Journal Sentinel, 5 Feb. 2023 Honorees at the event, which will feature 36 marching bands, include Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae tha Truth and mayoral candidate and former city council member Amanda Edwards. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 14 Jan. 2023 The mayor expects city council to appoint a Ward 4 replacement by mid-January. John Benson, cleveland, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city council was in 1641

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“City council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

city council

: the legislative body of a city

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