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.
Recent Examples on the Web There will be a virtual public hearing on the ordinance on Tuesday, Oct. 13, before the regular city council meeting. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence updates city sign ordinance," 11 Oct. 2020 Humble welcomed a new police chief during a city council meeting on Oct. 8 meeting. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "New Humble Police Chief Ken Theis makes community policing a top priority," 10 Oct. 2020 In addition, the play spat has become a surprising means of raising money for charity, Boughton said during the city council meeting. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "John Oliver is being honored with his name on a sewage plant after 'fight' with a Connecticut town," 10 Oct. 2020 At a city council meeting the following week, Mayor Fletcher read an apology to the family. Lauren Smiley, Wired, "The True Story of the Antifa Invasion of Forks, Washington," 8 Oct. 2020 Todd Burtron, Westfield's chief of staff, said the pandemic will have an impact on Westfield while presenting the 2021 budget during a city council meeting last week. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, "Westfield to cut employees as it prepares for COVID-19 related revenue drops," 7 Oct. 2020 The crisis team will additionally include two sergeants as well as staffers from the Richardson Methodist Medical Center, according to a presentation given at Monday’s city council meeting. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson police to form mental health crisis team," 23 Sep. 2020 Stimpson made his remarks at Tuesday’s city council meeting, at which council members uniformly expressed appreciation for the speed and efficiency of the city’s response to the storm. al, "Stimpson offers storm updates, Mobile council passes budget," 22 Sep. 2020 Lincoln resident Ander Christensen brought his hot takes to a city council meeting on Aug. 31, raising his point during the public comments. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Nebraska man's 'boneless chicken wings' rant goes viral. His ideas for a better name include 'wet tenders' or 'saucy nugs'.," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of city council

1641, in the meaning defined above

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“City council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/city%20council. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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