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  |  2018 City of Albany Meeting Schedule

Contact   Common Council Directory
The Common Council has completed its deliberations on the 2018 proposed budget. During their review, the Council has compiled a Common Council budget intent resolution. To read Resolution Number 64.112.17R (MC), click here.

Council Agendas & Minutes
Agenda December 18, 2017  | Legislation December 18, 2017  |  Available Meeting Archives 
Glinessa Gaillard Mayor Planning Board Appointment letter 11-2017 | Local Law B-2017 Treasurer Salary
Albany Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO)

Council & Committee Business 

Legislative Notices & Actions
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Planning, Economic Development and Land Use Meeting - Updated
Monday, December 18, 2017 Finance, Taxation & Assessment Committee Meeting

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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.  Download the Common Council Brochure.

Albany's Interactive Ward Map

2013 Adopted Citywide Ward Boundaries (.pdf)