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|Biennial Budget Approval||Resolution 7217||May 24, 2023|
|Budget Officer Designation||Resolution 5545||January 9, 2008|
|Cable Franchise Monitoring Services Contract||Resolution 3979||July 8, 1998|
|City County Insurance Services Trust Membership||Resolution 4493||September 26, 2001|
|City Services Fee Methodology||Resolution 4493||September 26, 2001|
|Council Approval for Property Acquisitions||Resolution 4484||August 22, 2001|
|Digital Image as Original Policy||Resolution 6071||January 11, 2012|
|Financial Policies||Resolution 7147||October 12, 2022|
|Fixed Asset Capitalization Policy||Resolution 5001||July 14, 2004|
|Identity Theft Protection Policy||Resolution 6072||January 11, 2012|
|Investment Policy||Resolution 7148||October 12, 2022|
|Oregon PERS Rate Pool||Resolution 4559||December 12, 2001|
|Posting of Legal Notices||Resolution 7029||July 14, 2021|
|Risk Management Policy||Resolution 7149||October 12, 2022|
|Special Assessment Billing and Collection Procedures||Resolution 6010||June 8, 2011|
|Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Policy||Resolution 7160||December 14, 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.