Common Council

The Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month. 
Meetings are open to the public.
Location       City Hall  |  Council Chambers, 2nd Fl  |  7:00 pm
Caucus         City Court Room  |  6:30 pm
See the full 2017 City of Albany Meeting Schedule.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 Common Council Meeting
Monday, October 2, 2017 Common Council Meeting
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The Common Council will be holding a series of Finance, Taxation and Assessment Committee meetings for the various City of Albany departments to present their proposed 2018 budget. All Common Council meetings are open to the public. To view the full schedule click here.

Council Agendas & Minutes
Agenda October 16, 2017 |Legislation October 16, 2017  | Available Meeting Archives 

Council & Committee Business 

Legislative Notices & Actions
CANCELLED Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Planning, Economic Development and Land Use Committee - Ordinance Number 39.92.17 - Right-of-way Franchise w-Extenet Systems (2)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Ad Hoc Committee on PEG Access Meeting

In accordance with the City Charter, Albany is divided into (15) legislative districts, or Wards. Each Ward is represented by a City resident who is elected by their constituency to serve a four year term. Collectively the elected Ward representatives comprise the Common Council, which serves as the legislative branch of Albany’s government.

Each Common Council Member functions to regulate and protect the interests of residents within their Ward, and is authorized to introduce, adopt, amend or repeal local laws, ordinances, resolutions and regulations pertaining to property and government affairs within the City. Ward boundaries are established by the Common Council to best represent the demographics within the City, and are delineated primarily on Census information.

On February 21, 2013, the Common Council voted in favor of the current Ward Boundaries as proposed by the Reapportionment Commission.  These boundaries have been adjusted to best represent protected groups and community of interests per the 2010 U.S. Decennial Census.  See the 2016 Common Council Brochure.

Albany's Interactive Ward Map

2013 Adopted Citywide Ward Boundaries (.pdf)