The Common Council is the law-making body of the City of Poughkeepsie and is comprised of 9 members. 8 ward representatives and 1 member At-Large. Similar to Congress at the federal level, we are the City of Poughkeepsie’s legislative body. The Council is separate from the Mayor’s administration but an equal partner in how our City is run.
Common Council meetings are legislative sessions where we discuss and vote on proposed resolutions and laws, receive updates from agency representatives, and hear feedback from residents, like you.
What we do:
Introduce and vote on legislation (proposed laws) having to do with all aspects of City of Poughkeepsie life.
Negotiate the City’s budget with the Mayor and approve its adoption.
Monitor City agencies and departments to make sure they’re effectively serving City of Poughkeepsie residents.
Please register below to join us at our next scheduled session.