City Council

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(back row l-r): City Attorney David Williamson, JD Mangat, Carolyn Cutler, Chelsea Behanna, Nicole Samson,  City Administrator Fritz Sprague  (front row l-r): Stephanie Walton, Mayor Alexandra Lynch, Mayor Pro Tem Jamie Harkins

Overview

The Lafayette City Council serves as the community's legislative body, enacting ordinances, appropriating funds to conduct city business, and providing policy direction for city governance through the city administrator. 

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So You Want to be a City Councilor?

There are five seats on the Lafayette City Council up for election this November. If you’re planning on running, or just thinking about it, this video is for you!

This recording discusses the organization and function of Lafayette’s Council/Manager form of government and what it’s like to serve as an elected official. Presenters cover the structure of Lafayette’s government, the purpose of the City Charter, services provided by City departments, responsibilities of the City Council, and how to get started with your run for Council. 

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Meetings

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Contact

  1. Agendas & Minutes
  2. Members
  3. Resources

Agenda and minutes are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are also available.


About the Lafayette City Council

The Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis in odd-numbered years. Terms are staggered so the Council always consists of experienced members.Four seats must be filled each election year. The three councilors with the highest number of votes serve four-year terms and the fourth receives a two-year term. 

Powers 

The mayor and mayor pro-tem are selected by the City Council for two-year terms. Under provisions of the Lafayette City Charter, council has the power to appoint the city administrator, city attorney, municipal court judge, city treasurer, and chief of police.