Mayor & City Council
The Mayor and City Council determine policies, enact legislation and provide political leadership in the community. For 2012, Mayor and Council meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council chambers, and a work session is held on the fourth Monday at 5:30 in the Community Room (basement level) of City Hall.
The City of Duluth is governed by a Mayor and five Councilmembers, who each run for a specific post but are elected by a City-wide popular vote. City elections are non partisan; i.e. candidates do not run as members of a particular political party, and their individual party affiliations are not relevant to their positions in City government. Elected officials serve for terms of four (4) years and until their respective successors are elected and qualified. The council members who hold posts 1,2 and 3 shall be elected in the same odd year; The Mayor and Councilmembers who hold posts 4 and 5 shall be elected in the alternating odd year.
Responsibility and authority to carry out the laws enacted by the elected officials are delegated to a professional staff led by the City Manager. City officials are here to serve the needs of the Duluth residents, and may be reached by telephoning City Hall, 770.476.3434, or 770.476.4151 for Police and Court Services.