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|Appointments, Extended Terms While Awaiting Successor||Ordinance 5655||October 25, 2006|
|Appointments, Ineligibility of City Employees||Resolution 5222||January 11, 2006|
|Appointments, Procedures for Citizen Advisory Groups||Resolution 6797||May 22, 2019|
|Appointments, Reassignment of Appointment Duties for Certain Positions on Citizen Advisory Groups||Resolution 6798||May 22, 2019|
|Arts Commission||Resolution 7203||April 12, 2023|
|Attendance and Participation Policy||Resolution 6948||December 2, 2020|
|Audit Committee||Resolution 5350||November 15, 2006|
|Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission||Resolution 7157||November 9, 2022|
|Economic Development Advisory Commission||Resolution 7156||October 26, 2022|
|Joint Water/Wastewater Management Committee||Resolution 4738||August 14, 2002|
|Parks, Recreation, and Tree Advisory Commission||Resolution 4738||August 14, 2002|
|Public Safety Commission Bylaws||Resolution 5679||October 8, 2008|
|Tourism Advisory Committee||Resolution 7160||December 14, 2022|
|Transportation Advisory Commission||Resolution 7157||November 9, 2022|
The City Council is the legislative branch of our local government. It is composed of a mayor and six councilors with two councilors elected from each ward. The councilors serve for a term of four years, and the mayor serves for a term of two years. The Council adopts laws called ordinances, passes resolutions, sets policies, adopts the budget, levies taxes, and conducts public meetings.
The current Albany City Charter became effective on January 1, 1957. By Charter, the City of Albany adopted a council-manager form of government. The Charter provides that the City Manager is the administrative head of the City, and the manager serves at the pleasure of the Council.
The manual includes protocols that were developed at an Albany City Council training session held on January 19, 2018, and endorsed by council on February 26, 2018. They are intended to set expectations for members of the Albany City Council and provide a model to guide the conduct and working relationships of Council Members.