The City Council is here to help you. Members are happy to answer questions and respond to your concerns. Listed below are the ways you can reach your Council person as a group, or click on the specific member's photo for individual contact information.
As a home rule city operating under a council-manager form of government, the City Council is the governing body of the City. The City Charter lays out the rules and regulations under which the City operates.
The Mayor is elected at-large and two council members are elected from each of the City's three wards, each to a four-year term.
If you would like to know in which ward you live, please check the ward map. On the pdf map you can zoom in with great clarity. Or, you can call 303.335.4536.
Open Government and Ethics
The City Council adheres to all of the City's Open Government rules and the Code of Ethics. Any person who believes a member of one of the City’s public bodies has violated any of the ethics provisions and wishes to initiate proceedings on such alleged violations may do so by filing a written complaint.
City Council Meetings
The City Council generally holds regular meetings the first and third Tuesdays of each month at City Hall, 749 Main Street, at 7:00 PM. Every City Council meeting begins with time for public comments for items not on the agenda. You may request to speak by signing up with the City Clerk just prior to the meeting. There are also opportunities for citizen input for items on the agenda. We request you keep your comments to three minutes.
The City Council generally holds study sessions the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Library Meeting Room, 951 Spruce Street, at 7:00 PM. Please check the City calendar to verify the study session schedule.
Various other City Council meetings, including Finance Committee and Business Retention and Development Committee meetings, are held regularly. Please check the City calendar for meeting dates.
Meeting Agendas, Packets, and Minutes
Meeting agendas, packets, and minutes from 2006 and later are available here. For earlier information, please visit the City's Digital Records Page.
City Council committee meetings are held periodically. Check the City Calendar or the agenda page for dates and times.
The City Council has adopted a Public Involvement Policy to encourage all members of the public to be involved and informed about City activities and issues.
Approved Ordinances and Resolutions
For copies of approved ordinances and resolutions please visit the City's Digital Records Page.
Email Your City Council
You may email the City Council as a whole or individually. Please note: any correspondence sent to the "Email All City Council Members" web link will also be sent to the "Open Records" mail box, and will be available for public review. If you have questions about Open Records laws and City of Louisville policies, please contact City Clerk Nancy Varra at 303.335.4571.
City Council emails are public record and may be reviewed. If you have questions about these public records, please contact City Clerk Nancy Varra at 303.335.4571.
Subscribe to the City Council Email Report
You may subscribe to this list and receive a recap of the actions taken at Regular City Council meetings, as well as a summary of the discussion at City Council Study Sessions. You will also receive notice of City Council meetings including links to agendas and packet materials.
Broadcasts and Recordings of City Council Meetings
- Comcast Channel 8
- Broadcasts City Council meetings and Planning Commission meetings live.
- All Council meeting and Planning Commission agendas are posted to Channel 8 and this web site and run throughout the weekend prior to each meeting.
- You can watch previous meetings via web stream.
- DVDs of City Council and Planning Commission meetings are available for 24-hour check out from the City Manager's Office, City Hall (2nd floor), 749 Main Street.