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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The pair married ten months later—not long after O'Rourke won his first city council race. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Beto O'Rourke's Wife, Amy O'Rourke, Will Be Central to His Presidential Campaign," 15 Mar. 2019 More than 100 people provided written testimony for a public hearing Monday, including the city council president of Sherwood, a residential community near Portland. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon aims to tackle homelessness, housing crisis," 11 Feb. 2019 The mayor said city council members secretly discussed the deal with Miracle Whip during a closed session because secrecy was needed to achieve the surprise that Miracle Whip wants to capture. Fox News, "Florida town of Mayo changes name to 'Miracle Whip'," 28 Aug. 2018 Since the town is located in an unincorporated part of the county, which lacks a mayor or city council, land-use decisions are made by the County Board of Supervisors. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Your online shopping is polluting this small town," 20 Nov. 2018 State legislative hearings, and the meetings of school boards and city councils, nearly always allow public comment, especially when the expenditure of public money is being discussed. Craig Harris, azcentral, "East Valley charter, subject of Republic investigation, reverses itself after blocking public comment," 14 July 2018 In a letter to Orlando’s mayor and city council on Monday, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida urged the police department to end its use of the technology. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "The Orlando Police Department Is Ending Its Test of Amazon Facial Recognition Tech—For Now," 26 June 2018 These candidates are running for seats at all levels of government — Congress, state legislatures, city councils and school boards, among others. NBC News, "Only 0.1 percent of elected officials are LGBTQ, new report finds," 22 June 2018 At the urging of party officials, at least 40 city councils and 10 county boards of supervisors have formally rebuked the law in public meetings. Taryn Luna, sacbee, "Is 'sanctuary state' the best political issue for the GOP in years? Not in California, experts warn," 29 May 2018

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1641, in the meaning defined above

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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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