City Council

City Council photo March 2019
(back row l-r): City Attorney David Williamson, JD Mangat, Chelsea Behanna, Carolyn Cutler, Stephanie Walton,  City Administrator Fritz Sprague  (front row l-r): Merrily Mazza, Mayor Alexandra Lynch, Mayor Pro Tem Jamie Harkins

Overview

The Lafayette City Council serves as the community's legislative body, enacting ordinances, appropriating funds to conduct city business, and providing policy direction for city governance through the city administrator. 

Nicole Samson appointed to City Council

At a special meeting on June 13, Mayor Lynch and City Councilors interviewed six candidates to fill an open seat on the Lafayette City Council.  The Council appointed Nicole Sampson to fill the vacancy prompted by the resignation of former City Councilor Merrily Mazza.

Please join us in welcoming Councilor Nicole Samson to her new role on City Council.

Nicole Samson application

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Agenda and minutes are available prior to the meetings. Draft minutes are also available.


About the Lafayette City Council

The Council consists of seven members who are elected on a non-partisan basis in odd-numbered years. Terms are staggered so the Council always consists of experienced members.Four seats must be filled each election year. The three councilors with the highest number of votes serve four-year terms and the fourth receives a two-year term. 

Powers 

The mayor and mayor pro-tem are selected by the City Council for two-year terms. Under provisions of the Lafayette City Charter, council has the power to appoint the city administrator, city attorney, municipal court judge, city treasurer, and chief of police.