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About

Worcester's City Council consists of eleven council members, including the Mayor & Councilor-at-Large, Joe Petty. These eleven elected officials serve as the legislative body of the city. City Council members are responsible for representing the interests and needs of their city and community. There are six Councilors-at-Large and five Councilors that each represent a specific district in Worcester (Districts 1-5).

Meetings

The City Council generally meets weekly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the third floor of City Hall. Standing Committees meet as needed.

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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Beginning in January 2002 supporting documentation for City Council and City Council Standing Committee agenda items are available via the "Attachments" hyperlink next to an item on the agenda face.

Beginning with the 2020-2021 City Council, the Standing Committees were reorganized. The reorganization included merging Municipal Operations and Rules & Legislative Affairs into the Committee on Municipal & Legislative Operations and merging Youth, Parks & Recreation and Veterans' & Military Affairs into the Committee on Veterans' Memorials, Parks & Recreation. In addition, the Committee on Urban Technologies, Innovations & Environment was added.

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Petition the City Council

An individual may petition the City Council on a wide range of topics including the condition of streets and sidewalks, street lighting, public safety, housing, zoning, taxation, traffic, parking and many others.

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