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.

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

Contact Information

Common Council Directory

City Hall
23 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 2019 City of Albany Meeting Schedule.
2019 Albany Common Council Brochure
View Event Calendar Here

Council Agendas & Minutes

Agenda October 21, 2019Legislation October 21, 2019| October 21, 2019 Active Calendar                            

Council & Committee Business 

Monday, October 21, 2019 Law, Buildings and Code Enforcement

The Common Council has completed its deliberations on the 2019 proposed budget. During their review, the Council has compiled a Common Council budget intent resolution. Read Resolution Number 91.112.18R.

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.