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 plan should be completed and ready for review by the planning commission in April and adoption by city council in May. Sue Kiesewetter,, "Find out which parts of Fairfield receiving 'special scrutiny'," 11 July 2018 The city council unanimously approved a joint resolution last month authorizing city staff to develop a plan that includes paying $500,000 for the costs for the crossover switch near the city’s recycling center. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Lake Forest weighs funding for Metra project that would increase service at west-side station," 10 July 2018 Hickman is up for re-election to the city council this November. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Thousands petition against Dixon vice mayor who wrote ‘hateful,’ homophobic column," 5 July 2018 Johnston, a member of the Carlin city council, said the research project was initially only supposed to take 6 months to a year. NBC News, "Remains exhumed from forgotten Chinese cemetery reburied after two decades," 4 July 2018 Voters in Forest Hill, Hurst, Keller and Saginaw will vote on city council races. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Time to head back to the polls to settle some Tarrant races," 4 June 2018 The film depicts all kinds of elements of life in the neighborhood: the city council office, a local Muslim school, a Jewish Center, an LGBTQ meeting, and more. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 movies that explain why documentarian Frederick Wiseman is a living legend," 3 May 2018 The Hartford city council voted on June 11 to settle the case for $180,000, with the city paying $80,000 and its insurer picking up the rest, a spokesman for the mayor said. Matthew Ormseth,, "Hartford Settles Lawsuit Alleging Culture Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Within Police Department," 28 June 2018 While the mayor himself has been the guiding hand of the city's redevelopment, Olds drew the city council's ire when the commission was projected to run out of cash to pay both debt and ongoing operations expenses. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel Redevelopment Commission brings back 'fired' development director Les Olds as consultant," 21 June 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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