City Council

Regular Business Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday Every Month
  • City Hall
    Council Chambers
    101 City Hall Plaza
    Durham, NC 27701
Meetings are open to the public and may be viewed live on DTN, Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-verse. Meetings are also streamed live (ASX) and on demand on the City’s website.

Work Sessions

The City Council holds a work session 2 Thursdays preceding its regular business meeting to receive information briefings and presentations. The work session is held at 1 p.m. in the Council’s Committee Room, 2nd floor City Hall. At its work session, City Council discusses departmental items on its agenda and asks questions of city staff relating to agenda items. In addition, citizens may address City Council to express a matter of interest or a concern. Review the Guidelines on Citizens Matters and Participation.

Work sessions are open to the public and the audio is available for live stream or on demand.

Public Hearings

City Council holds public hearings to give citizens an opportunity to comment on current issues involving the City. All public hearings are advertised and placed on the Council’s agenda for resident remarks. To make comments at a public hearing, residents can sign up in advance of the meeting by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 919-560-4166 or during the Council meeting by completing a “Speakers’ List” card located at the City Clerk’s desk in Council Chambers prior to the start of the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


City Council is comprised of 7 members, 3 members are elected from specific wards, 3 are at-large members, and the Mayor. The terms for City Council seats are staggered, and nonpartisan elections are held every 2 years. Email the entire City Council, including the Mayor, or mail City Council members:
Office of the City Council
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701


The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City of Durham.

Our Vision

Durham is the leading city in providing an excellent and sustainable quality of life.

Our Mission

To provide quality services to make Durham a great place to live, work and play.

One Vision - Five Goals

Strategic Plan

  • Shared Economic Prosperity
  • Creating a Safer Community Together
  • Connected, Engaged, and Diverse Communities
  • Innovative & High Performing Organization
  • Sustainable, Natural, and Built Environment