Minneapolis City Council


The City Council is Minneapolis’ main governing body, responsible for approving new and future city developments. The Council governs through its legislative, administrative, and financial powers. The Council uses a committee system in which each committee handles a specific area of city policy. There are 13 City Council members, each representing a ward.

Length of term: Four years
Salary: $106,101


• Establishes policies for city departments
• Exercises budgetary and policy control over city departments
• Sets property taxes to raise money for the city budget (within the limits set by the Board of Estimate and Taxation)
• Licenses city businesses
• Enforces rules that regulate public and private activities, including uses of property, prevention ofcrime, and ensuring public health and welfare

For more information: www.minneapolismn.gov/council


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