To help you better understand what happens at a City Council meeting, we have prepared the following general information about the Council and your City government.
The Council meets with City staff in a work session meeting on the first Monday of each month. Additionally, the Council meets in Regular Session every second and fourth Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the Lewis Clark State College Campus, Library Building, Telecommunications Classroom. Work Sessions are held at 3:30 p.m., most generally at City Hall, 1134 F Street. The most important aspect of the regular meeting is the Council's legislative action on various ordinances and resolutions pending before them.
The City of Lewiston operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The voters of our community elect seven Council Members through a nonpartisan election who then choose a full-time professional administrator. The duties of the City Manager compare to those of a business corporation general manager, as he manages the multi-million dollar operations of the City.
The seven Council members are elected at large for four-year terms by the citizens of the City. The Mayor is selected from among the Council Members to serve for a two year period.
Citizen Participation: The public is invited to attend and speak at City Council meetings to insure open communications. Our agenda is arranged so that questions from the public may come early in the meeting. Citizens are asked to step before the microphone and give their name and address so that we can properly record their interest and so that they can be heard by others.
Public Information: City Council agendas are prepared one week before City Council meetings, including a description of agenda items and a full agenda packet. These items are available at City Hall in the City Clerk's Office for public inspection.
Regular City Council meetings are broadcast on the City's Public Educational and Governmental (P.E.G.) Channel, Cable Channel 13.