A City Council meeting is the process of making and amending laws, developing policy and making legislative decisions for governing the City.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The City of Mansfield runs a Council-Manager form of government. Each member of the Council, including the Mayor, is elected at large to serve three-year terms. There are no council districts in Mansfield, but rather each member represents the city as a whole.
Council members are expected to attend regular City Council meetings and to serve as liaisons to various advisory committees. Each Council member has an equal vote on all action taken by the Council. There are seven positions (six council members and one mayor) to ensure every issue taken before the Council is granted a decision. There are no tie votes.
Learn more about the Mayor. The Mayor is recognized as head of the City government for all ceremonial purposes and by the Governor for purposes of military law, but shall have no administrative duties. The person elected Mayor presides over all meetings of the City Council.