Atlanta City Council

The City’s policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a governing council (City Council) consisting of fifteen members. The City Council’s primary responsibilities are adopting ordinances, adopting the budget, and setting policy for the City. Working hand in hand with Atlanta’s Mayor and the members of the executive branch, the council plays a key role in the budget process and financial well-being of Atlanta.

The fifteen-member City Council is elected on a nonpartisan basis. Twelve of the Council members are elected by district; the remaining are elected at-large. Council members serve four-year terms. There are no term limits for Council Members.

The Council President presides at all City Council meetings and votes in the case of a tie. The President appoints chairs and members of the various committees. The President exercises all powers and discharges all duties of the Mayor in case of a vacancy in that office or during the disability of the Mayor.

The City Council President is elected at-large (citywide) and serves a four-year term. There are no term limits for the Council President.


City Council positions are considered part-time with a salary of $60,300. The City Council President is considered a part-time position with a salary of $62,000.


WHO IS RUNNING?

 

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Cesar Mitchell - running for Mayor

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Alex Wan

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Carla Smith - seeking re-election

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Rontaverous Aribo

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Kwanza Hall - running for Mayor

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