04071 City Council

Find 04071 city councils. City councils provide information about mayors, council members, and city halls, voter registration and how to register to vote in an election, and where to vote.


Greater Portland City Council 970 Baxter Boulevard Portland ME 04103 19.6 miles from 04071 207-774-9891


Portland City Council 389 Congress Street Portland ME 04101 20.8 miles from 04071 207-874-8300

What is an ordinance?

An ordinance is a legislative action taken by the City Council that enacts or changes a local law, policy, or procedure. The complete body of city ordinances is known as the Code of Ordinances.

What are the requirements for being a candidate for City Council?

Each city has its own eligibility requirements. Generally, an individual must be an adult, eligible to vote, and a resident of the city. Some cities require residency of a minimum period of time. Some prohibit individuals convicted of a felony or misappropriation of public funds from running for City Council.

What is the difference between a City Council and a Town Council?

A City Council and a Town Council are both legislative bodies for local government. Some states make no distinction between a city and town, and confer the same powers and duties to their legislative bodies. Other states make a distinction between different classes of local government. In those states, a City Council may have more extensive powers and duties than a Town Council.