City Council is the legislative branch of our city government. Legislation in the form of ordinances and resolutions is introduced before the City Council, reviewed in committee, and voted upon. The City Council is composed of a separately elected President of Council who presides over all regular and special meetings, four Ward Council Members, and three Members at Large. Council Members serve four-year terms, but the election of Ward and Members at Large are staggered to allow for continuity.
City Council Members individually and collectively represent the citizens of North Olmsted, serving as a liaison between citizens and the city government administration. Residents who have questions or concerns can seek help and information from their specific Ward Council Member or any Member at Large. A primary function of the City Council is to be the financial watchdog of the city as City Council is charged with the duty of appropriating funds.
The City Council meets at 8 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in City Hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month, with the following exceptions: election days and holidays when the meeting is held on Wednesday; Council vacation during the month of July.
UPDATE: Due to City Hall being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the public may watch the April 7, 2020 City Council meeting by visiting Council’s YouTube page here.