The City Council, under the City Charter, is given certain specific duties: to set policy; to appoint the City Manager and the City Clerk; to approve the budget; and to enact local laws, resolutions and ordinances. Enactment of any local law must be preceded by a public hearing. A majority vote of the Council is required to pass laws. Council members also make appointments to certain citizen advisory committees. The six Council members are each elected by district to a 4 year term.
Council meetings are open to the public and televised live on Government Access Cable Stations 75 (Cablevision) and 28 (Verizon) andstreamed live and on demand on the City's website. Meeting agendas are available on the City's website.