City Council

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(back row l-r): City Attorney David Williamson, Jamie Harkins, Alexandra Lynch, Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo Reyna, Chelsea Behanna, City Administrator Gary Klaphake (front row l-r): Stephanie Walton, Mayor Christine Berg, Merrily Mazza

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. 

Meetings

  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.