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 2018 City of Albany Meeting Schedule

Contact   Common Council Directory
We would like to welcome the newly elected Common Council President and seven new Council Members to the Albany Common Council. Download a Common Council Contact List (.pdf)

Council Agendas & Minutes

Agenda March 19, 2018 |Legislation March 19, 2018
State of the City - January 18, 2018  | Albany Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO)

Council & Committee Business 
2018 Common Council Committee Assignments

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Finance, Taxation and Assessment
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Planning, Economic Development and Land Use
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Planning, Economic Development and Land Use

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. Read Resolution Number 64.112.17R (MC).

Call for Applications - Sustainability Advisory Committee
The Albany Common Council is seeking nominations of qualified residents of the City of Albany. View qualifications and criteria.
  • Title of Position - Member, Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Terms of Appointment - Immediate for 2 vacancies ending June 30, 2018 & 1 vacancy ending June 30, 2019
  • If interested, submit a cover letter desciribing qualifications and a current resume to [email protected] 
  • Deadline for applications - Close of business - Tuesday, March 23, 2018                 

Other Legislative Notices & Actions

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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)