City Council


Who are the Council Members?

Ward One, Stephen A. Renner
Ward Two, Michael Schnetzer
Ward Three, Brian D. Larick (President)
Ward Four, Jamie Leeseberg

At Large, Karen J. Angelou
At Large, Ryan P. Jolley
At Large, Tom Kneeland (Vice President)

Map of the Wards
Current Ward Map

Gahanna's Vision Is... be an innovative model community that values its rich heritage, pursues high standards, and promotes respect among its citizens.

Gahanna's Mission Is... ensure an exceptional quality of life by providing comprehensive services, financial stability, and well-planned development which preserves the natural environment, in order that city government will continue to be responsive, accessible and accountable to our diverse and growing community of citizens.

Legislative Process & Codified Ordinances

All legislative powers of the City are vested in Council. City Council members exercise their duties by adopting legislation in the form of ordinances or resolutions. While legislation is pending before Council, a draft version is available for review by the public. To search for legislation or bill status please use the City Council’s Legislative Calendar

Codification services for ordinances that become law are provided by the Walter Drane Company. The Codified Ordinances of Gahanna are available on the City Council page by clicking on City Code or at, and are complete to July 31, 2013.

PUBLIC HEARING - None at this time.

Coffee with Council -- Public Outreach Meetings:

July 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Creekside Cafe - 53 Granville St.
Aug. 2, 2014 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.  Tim Horton's -365 Agler Rd. & Styler Rd
Aug. 20, 2014  6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m  Donatos Pizza - 1391 E. Johnstown Rd.
Sept. 11, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Panera - 91 N. Hamilton Rd.
Sept. 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   Creekside Cafe - 53 Granville St.

Coffee with Council Response Action Outcomes

Previous Meeting Notes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Department Staff
Kim McWilliams, CMC
Clerk of Council

Donna L. Jernigan, MMC
Sr. Deputy Clerk of Council
Sharon Montgomery
Records Administrator

Jayme Maxwell, CMC
Council Office Assistant
Water Valve Repairs: Area of Cross Pointe Rd

Water Valve Repairs: Area of Cross Pointe Rd

At approximately 11:00am on Tuesday, July 29th, a water valve break in the area of Cross Pointe Rd occurred.  Water division crews have been dispatched to assess the damage and repairs are underway.  Once service is restored, businesses are advised to boil any water before consuming.  The boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours.

UPDATE (July 29th, 6:20pm):  As of 6:00pm Tuesday, July 29th repairs have been completed and water service has been restored.  A boil advisory will be in effect for 48-hours for the impacted area until 6:00pm Thursday, July 31st.  These businesses have also received a CodeRED alert and door hanger notice.

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Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb

Message from Mayor Becky Stinchcomb

Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb was featured as a guest columnist in ThisWeek Community News.  She recently announced that she won't seek re-election next year.  Mayor Stinchcomb has served as the city's mayor for more than 12 years, following 10 years of serving on Gahanna City Council. Her current term will end Jan. 2, 2016.

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Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln

Lane Closure: N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln

The Service Department has approved multiple lane closures on N Hamilton Rd @ Silver Ln for median and utility work.  The first closure will be from July 28th through August 1st.  One northbound and one southbound lane will be closed and remain closed for the duration of the week.  The second closure will be from August 4th through August 7th.  One southbound lane will be closed and remain closed each day from 9am-3pm.  Click here to view a map detailing the lane closures.

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Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes

Property Tax Break Available for Damaged Homes

Following Monday night’s severe storm that knocked out power to thousands of people in central Ohio, Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo has reminded residents that a property value break of up to 50 percent may be available to owners of damaged properties which will create a tax break.

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Shops at Rocky Fork

Shops at Rocky Fork

The Shops at Rocky Fork Development is a transformative project located at the intersection of Rocky Fork South and Hamilton Road. The private sector, led by Wagenbrenner Company and Courtfield Properties, acquired 12 residential properties and will construct three neighborhood based retail facilities on the site.

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