City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Durham and is the final authority on City matters. The Council establishes general City policies; appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, and members of boards, committees and commissions; enacts ordinances, resolutions, and orders; approves the strategic plan and annual budget; and authorizes contracts on the City’s behalf.
When: Held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
Where: The City is holding virtual City Council Meetings for the duration of the North Carolina and City of Durham States of Emergency.
What: City Council hears priority items from the Council Members, City Manager, Attorney, and Clerk, presents ceremonial items, votes on the Consent Agenda, reviews the General Business Agenda, and conducts public hearings.
When: Held on Thursdays at 1 p.m., two weeks prior to each regular business meeting
Where: The City is holding virtual City Council Work Sessions for the duration of the North Carolina and City of Durham States of Emergency.
What: Informal working sessions where City Council hears "Citizens Matters," receives information briefings and presentations, and discusses departmental agenda items.
City Council Calendar
*indicates a special meeting
City Council Members
City Council has seven members: three from specific wards, three at-large and the Mayor. Terms are staggered, with nonpartisan elections every two years.