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.
2012-2013 Cambridge City Council
(Front Row):Mayor: Henrietta Davis, Minka vanBeuzekom and Vice Mayor: E. Denise Simmons. (Middle Row): Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Marjorie C. Decker and Craig Kelley. (Back Row): David P. Maher, Leland Cheung and Kenneth E. Reeves. (Photo by Bob Coe).