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About the City Council
The City Council is the City’s legislative branch. Members are elected every two years on the odd-numbered years. Four members serve at large, and seven members represent individual wards. The Council passes ordinances on a broad range of issues, from setting zoning laws to creating boards and commissions. It also has the power to approve or disapprove the Mayor's budget appropriations.
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Above: Somerville Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City Council during a 2022 meeting held via Zoom.
|Matthew McLaughlin||President and Ward 1 Councilor|
|Ben Ewen-Campen||Vice President and Ward 3 Councilor|
|Willie Burnley, Jr.||At-Large|
|Matthew McLaughlin||Ward 1|
|Jefferson Thomas (“J.T.”) Scott||Ward 2|
|Ben Ewen-Campen||Ward 3|
|Jesse Clingan||Ward 4|
|Beatriz Gomez Mouakad||Ward 5|
|Lance Davis||Ward 6|
|Judy Pineda Neufeld||Ward 7|
Visit the City's Legistar Meeting Portal to:
- See a calendar of City Council and committee meetings
- Download meeting agendas and minutes
- Stream meetings live or from our archives
- And more
Visit Municode.com to:
- Browse City codes
- View City ordinances
- And more
|Standing Committees||Special Committees||Commissions|
View City Councilor and Committee meeting minutes from July 2022 to present day on the City's Legistar Meeting Portal.
View City Councilor and Committee meeting minutes from 2010 to July 2022 on the City's IQM2 Meeting Portal.
View City Council (formerly the Board of Aldermen) meeting minutes from 1872 to 2021 as annual PDFs in our archive.
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