Salt Lake City

Council District 6

Bonneville Hills, East Bench, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hollow, Yalecrest

City Business 101: What does a Council Member do?

What does a Council Member do?

Council Members play a vital role in shaping the City. Each serves four-year terms, works for the City part-time, and represents one of SLC’s seven geographical Council Districts of similar population size.

The City Council exercises the legislative powers of city government, including adopting the annual City budget, ordinances, and resolutions. The Council also sets appropriate tax levies and establishes utility and service rates.

Other responsibilities for City Council Members include introducing legislation, setting City policy, and providing advice and consent on appointments made by the Mayor to City boards, commissions, and departments.

Beyond their official responsibilities, Council Members serve as liaisons between the community and the City by advocating for the needs and concerns of their constituents. They actively participate in community events, hold regular meetings, and maintain open lines of communication to ensure transparency and accountability in local decision-making processes.

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