What is the Council's role in City government?

The City of Gahanna operates under a mayor-council (strong mayor) form of government. The mayor-council form of government separates executive and legislative branches of government.

Council Members exercise their legislative powers when acting as a member of the City Council in Council meetings. The executive (or administrative) branch is comprised of the Mayor and the following departments: 

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Development
  • Emergency Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Police
  • Public Service

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1. What is the Council's role in City government?
2. Who is elected in Gahanna's government?
3. How long is the term of office for elected officials?
4. How can I get a message to my Council Member?
5. When does the Council meet?
6. What is the difference between a Council meeting and a Committee meeting?
7. How can I find out what items are on the Council agenda?
8. How can I review minutes from Council and Committee meetings?
9. What is my Council district?
10. Can I address the Council members during a Council meeting?