There are 2 City Councils in Erie County, Pennsylvania, serving a population of 277,794 people in an area of 800 square miles. There is 1 City Council per 138,897 people, and 1 City Council per 399 square miles.
In Pennsylvania, Erie County is ranked 18th of 67 counties in City Councils per capita, and 12th of 67 counties in City Councils per square mile.
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The Erie County City Council is the legislative body for a city government in Erie County, PA. The City Council governs and sets policy for city government. Cities derive their authority from Pennsylvania State, and the City Council is responsible for exercising that authority. Powers and duties of City Councils include adopting and operating capital budgets, setting Erie County tax rates, authorizing borrowing, adopting ordinances and resolutions, and approving contracts. City Councils in Erie 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 Erie County.You may contact the City Council for questions about: