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.

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Thanks to the aforementioned nondisclosure agreement, elected officials in the city council and state legislature had no idea what Cuomo or de Blasio offered Amazon until after the deal was announced. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "New Yorkers condemn Bezos at an anti-Amazon HQ2 rally in Queens," 15 Nov. 2018 Beyond that, Kozal acted quickly after listening to the city council, showing good judgment in not taking too long to decide. Linda Mcdaniel-hale, Elgin Courier-News, "McDaniel-Hale: Good decision promoting Elgin officers to top police jobs rather than doing outside search," 6 July 2018 Thomas stated that by taking this route, the area could be repaired by late fall and a contract for construction could be placed in front of the city council at its July 16 meeting. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Heavy rain causes collapse of 60-foot portion of bluff in Lake Forest," 3 July 2018 Serving on a city council is not meant to be a full-time job, which is reflected in the pay. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "'An entire generation ... underrepresented': Why Millennials avoid local government," 27 June 2018 The Human Society of the United States also celebrated the city council's decision. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Los Angeles Might Become the Largest U.S. City to Ban the Sale of Fur," 19 Sep. 2018 Reed, who unsuccessfully ran for a city council seat in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama last year, says that taking the time to listen to constituents is crucial. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "10 Things You Should Know About Door-to-Door Political Canvassing," 31 Oct. 2018 The coalition scored a victory when the city council voted to allow a pilot backyard-chicken program, and in March 2009 issued permits to 50 residents, including Halward. Denise Foley, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Raising Backyard Chickens," 14 Aug. 2018 The next month, Atesiano went to a Biscayne Park city council meeting and announced that his department had a 100 percent clearance rate for burglaries, the indictment said. Elizabeth Elkin And Saeed Ahmed, CNN, "A police chief is accused of framing four crimes on a teen so he could claim a 100% burglary clearance rate," 12 June 2018

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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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