There are 2 City Councils in Essex County, New Jersey, serving a population of 800,401 people in an area of 127 square miles. There is 1 City Council per 400,200 people, and 1 City Council per 63 square miles.
In New Jersey, Essex County is ranked 4th of 21 counties in City Councils per capita, and 2nd of 21 counties in City Councils per square mile.
Find Essex County, New Jersey city councils.
East Orange City Council 44 City Hall Plaza East Orange, NJ
Irvington City Council 1 Civic Square Irvington, NJ
The Essex County City Council is the legislative body for a city government in Essex County, NJ. The City Council governs and sets policy for city government. Cities derive their authority from New Jersey State, and the City Council is responsible for exercising that authority. Powers and duties of City Councils include adopting and operating capital budgets, setting Essex County tax rates, authorizing borrowing, adopting ordinances and resolutions, and approving contracts. City Councils in Essex County have substantial authority over regulating land use, business activity, and public health and safety, in addition to exercising eminent domain. The City Council also oversees city staff and operations in Essex County.You may contact the City Council for questions about: