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About the City or Town Council:

The City or Town Council is an elected, local policy- and law-making body with the power to pass city/town laws and ordinances. The term is for four years.

The Basics of the City or Town Council:

The City or Town Council is an elected, local policy- and law-making body with the power to pass city/town laws and ordinances. At regular meetings, which are open to the public, the Council hears requests and grievances of local citizens, as well as receives updates from city staff on projects and initiatives. The term is for four years.

Detailed Rules and Responsibilities of the City or Town Council:

The City or Town Council is an elected, local policy- and law-making body with the power to pass city/town laws and ordinances. At regular meetings, which are open to the public, the Council hears requests and grievances of local citizens, as well as receives updates from city staff on projects and initiatives. The Council also often recognizes good deeds and awards of local citizens. The Council can call a special election to present bond issues to local residents. The term is for four years. There are 91 incorporated municipal governments (cities and towns) in Arizona.


Additional Information

Definitions provided by Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.