About the Council
As a legislative body the Council can exercise its power through the passage of ordinances and the appropriation of money. The Council fixes the annual salaries of elected officials, members of the police and fire departments, and has the authority to reduce, but not increase any other items in the city budget as submitted by the mayor.
President & President Pro-Tem
At its 1st meeting, the Common Council chooses a president and a President Pro-Tem (to serve in the absence of the President). Both the President and the President Pro-Tem are elected for 1 year terms. Ronald Campbell is the current President of the Common Council.
Lafayette Council Committees
Standing committees are permanent committees which are set up at the beginning of the term of office. Special committees are temporarily established to report on a specific subject and are dissolved when the report has been made.
Ordinances and Resolutions
Ordinances from 1998 to present can be found at our document center.