The seven Council positions are elected at large, serving four-year terms that are staggered so that no more than four are up for election at any one time.
The Mayor Pro Tem’s duties will fill-in for the Mayor’s ceremonial duties when the Mayor is absent. Meetings of the Council are presided over by the Mayor, if present, or otherwise by the Mayor Pro Tempore, if present, or by a member of the Council selected by a majority of the councilmembers at such meeting. Appointment of a Councilmember to preside over the meeting shall not in any way abridge his or her right to vote on matters coming before the Council at such meeting.
The Council is a policy making body that creates the departments of the City, the offices of the City and fixes compensations. The City Council meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 6:00 pm in the Convention Center, unless another time and place for meeting is specially designated. Should any regular council meeting fall on any legal holiday, then the meeting shall be held at the same time and place on the next regular business day unless announced in advance otherwise.