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

City Council Appointment Applications


Due to the resignation of Councilor Merrily Mazza, the Lafayette City Council will interview and appoint a replacement to fill this open seat. Lafayette residents are encouraged to apply for consideration by May 30, 2019, midnight. The successful candidate will complete Ms. Mazza's term which ends in November  2019. To qualify for a position on City Council, applicants must be a registered voter and have lived within Lafayette city limits for at least one year.

To apply complete the online City Council Appointment Application. A current resume is required to accompany the application. You may also download an application, submit a hard copy and resume, and return the documents to the City Clerk via email at susank@cityoflafayette.com , in person at 1290 S. Public Road, or via fax at 303-661-2153. Hard copy and online applications are due Thursday May 30, 2019 at midnight.

City Council will conduct interviews on Thursday, June 13, beginning at 5:00 pm. The new Council appointment will be announced at the regular June 18 City Council meeting.


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. 

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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.