City Council is made up of the Mayor and eight City Councillors. The Mayor is elected by voters from across the City. Each Councillor is elected by voters in one of eight wards (geographical area of the city). The term of office for Council is four years.
City Council acts as the governance body for the City. They pass laws, approve policies, supervise city government, and set the budget to fund various needs. Council also looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.
All decisions of City Council must be made at an open public meeting.
Matters that are considered by City Council include:
- Public Hearings (required by law)
- Bylaw and Policy Approval
- Budgetary items
- Any report requiring a decision of City Council that is not already covered under an existing Policy.
2017 City Council Meeting Schedule(PDF)
2017 Executive Committee Meeting Schedule(PDF)