Common Council

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.

Public Comment Period 
Albany Common Council Meeting
In an effort to continue doing legislative work while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, the Albany Common Council wishes to provide constituents with the ability to submit online comments for consideration.  Your Common Councilmembers look forward to hearing from you and are asking that you use the space below to provide your comments. 

Albany's Interactive Ward Map
Download the Citywide Ward Map (.pdf)

Contact Information

Common Council Directory

City Hall
24 Eagle Street, Room 206
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5087
Fax: (518) 434-5429

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
City Hall Court Room  |  2nd Fl  |  6:30 pm
See the 2020 City of Albany Meeting Schedule
2020 Albany Common Council Brochure | Rules of Procedure |Public Comment Form
View Event Calendar Here

Council Agendas & Minutes

Agenda April 6, 2020| Support Legislation April 6, 2020| Active Calendar April 6, 2020 | 176092 - Master Federal aid Local Project Agreement| 176092 - Master Schedule A 5-18| 176092- Master_SigPg| 176092- Master_SponLtr| 195896- Vacant Land for Van Tromp and Columbia Streets, Albany, NY (1)Parcel Description of Portion of Van Tromp Street 195963- 69 Sherman Street, Albany, NY | Appendix A 10-19| Appendix B| Appendix A-1| Stamped Paper Street Parcel Survey | Schedule B 01-18
Council & Committee Business 

Press Release: Albany Common Council Statement on COVID19

CCA Draft Opt-out Letter | CCA City of Albany Education and Outreach Plan | CCA Municipal FAQ | CCA FAQ Chinese | CCA FAQ Spanish | MEGA CCA in the City of Albany | MEGA CCA Data Protection Plan |  MEGA CCA Approval | City Of Albany Education And Outreach - Updated | Community Choice Aggregation RFP Overview Webinar | Resolution 9.21.20R As Amended (Fahey) | Local Law B As Amended (Fahey)

Call for Application for Community Police Review Board - Deadline March 27, 2020

The Common Council has completed its deliberations on the 2020 proposed budget. During their review, the Council has compiled a Common Council budget intent resolution. Read Resolution Number 83.112.19R (MC)

In accordance with Regulation 315.4 (c) of the New  York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) elected and appointed officials are required to report their Standard Record of Activities (ROA). As required, the ROA will be posted for a minimum of thirty (30) days. Click here to view Resolution 49.71.18R.