City Council

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The City Council, the policy setting arm of the City, derives its powers from the City charter and the laws and Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It authorizes public improvements and expenditures, adopts regulations and ordinances, levies taxes, controls the finances and property taxes of the City, and performs many related legislative tasks.

2016-17 City Councilor group photo

2016-17 Cambridge City Council. Pictured in Front Row: Dennis J. Carlone, Jan Devereux, Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Leland Cheung, and Vice Mayor Marc C. McGovern. Back Row: Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Nadeem A. Mazen, Craig A. Kelley, and David P. Maher.

Current City Council Meetings

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Pre-2016 City Council Meetings

View City Council Final Actions from August, 2003 to present (Final Actions)

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