city council

Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

city council

The governing body of a city.

cit′y coun′cil

a municipal body with legislative powers, as passing ordinances and appropriating funds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: council - a municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds council - a municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds etc.
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
References in classic literature ?
The Vannis kept exemplary order, and closed every evening at the hour suggested by the city council.
Because the Oakland City Council spends its time debating about prunes and raisins.
At the same time that his agents were purchasing corner lots and entire blocks in the heart of the business section and the waste lands for factory sites, Day was rushing franchises through the city council, capturing the two exhausted water companies and the eight or nine independent street railways, and getting his grip on the Oakland Creek and the bay tide-lands for his dock system.
This invitation from the City Council of Charleston was accompanied by the following:--
This invitation, coming as it did from the City Council, the state officers, and all the substantial citizens of both races of the community where I had spent my boyhood, and from which I had gone a few years before, unknown, in poverty and ignorance, in quest of an education, not only surprised me, but almost unmanned me.
No politician in Chicago ranked higher in their confidence; he had been at it a long time--had been the business agent in the city council of old Durham, the self-made merchant, way back in the early days, when the whole city of Chicago had been up at auction.
And neither did any legislature, or city council, come forward to the task of giving the people a cheap and efficient telephone service.
The Executive Committee of the Ukrainian City Council, obukhovsky
The hotel and business community has always been willing to sit down and work with the City Council to develop a system that would work for everybody.
The Inglewood initiative provided a spark for the Los Angeles City Council to consider an ordinance proposed by a coalition of labor groups, clergy and community organizations.
The city council derided Snyder's offer, saying it was not a prayer.

Full browser ?