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PolicyCurrent PolicyAdopted
ADA TRANSITION PLAN MARCH 2024Resolution RES7314May 8, 2024
Albany Enterprise ZoneResolution 6768February 13, 2019
Allowing City Staff to Provide Administrative and Operational Assistance to CARAResolution 5030August 25, 2004
Audio Recordings Retention ScheduleResolution 6208April 10, 2013
City Council Compensation and Reimbursement PolicyResolution 5707November 24, 2008
City Managers Pro TemResolution 7349July 10, 2024
Conversion of Public Property for Private Use by City Employees or OfficialsResolution 1688April 9, 1975
Criminal History Records Check PolicyOrdinance 5717June 24, 2009
Denial of Property Tax Exemptions Related to House Bill 2079Resolution 4303June 28, 2000
Director and Hearings Officer for AMC Chapter 6.18, Dangerous DogsResolution 6442July 20, 2015
Disorderly or Abusive CitizensResolution 3117December 4, 1991
Display of FlagsResolution 7242June 14, 2023
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT FEESResolution 7337June 12, 2024
Failure to have a majority vote of the councilResolution 2598February 12, 1986
Limited English Proficiency PlanResolution 6402April 8, 2015
Liquor License Application Recommendation GuidelinesResolution 2451March 28, 1984
Meeting Times for City CouncilResolution 6966February 10, 2021
Municipal Court Judges Pro TemResolution 7292January 10, 2024
Relationship with Shitara, JapanResolution 4176October 13, 1999
Representation by City Councilors Following the Creation or Modification of Ward BoundariesResolution 3174June 10, 1992
Signing AuthorityResolution 5183August 24, 2005
Signing Authority for Short-Term LeasesResolution 5895March 10, 2010
Sister City Relationship with the Municipality of Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoResolution 6354August 13, 2014
South Santiam Enterprise Zone PolicyResolution 4401March 28, 2001
Utility Bill MailingsResolution 5324September 13, 2006
For copies of policy documents listed on this page which are not available online, please submit a Public Records Request form to the City Clerk.

About City Council

The City Council is the legislative branch of our local government. It is composed of a mayor and six councilors with two councilors elected from each ward. The councilors serve for a term of four years, and the mayor serves for a term of two years. The Council adopts laws called ordinances, passes resolutions, sets policies, adopts the budget, levies taxes, and conducts public meetings.

The current Albany City Charter became effective on January 1, 1957. By Charter, the City of Albany adopted a council-manager form of government. The Charter provides that the City Manager is the administrative head of the City, and the manager serves at the pleasure of the Council.

Council Member Manual

The manual includes protocols that were developed at an Albany City Council training session held on January 19, 2018, and endorsed by council on February 26, 2018. They are intended to set expectations for members of the Albany City Council and provide a model to guide the conduct and working relationships of Council Members.

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