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  • For questions on City Council business, contact members through email links on the City Council home page or by voicemail at 541-917-7503.
  • For questions regarding City Council minutes, contact the City Clerk by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 541-917-7532.
  • Videos from each Wednesday City Council Regular Session are usually available no later than the Friday following each meeting date.
  • The summary documents below provide Resolution and Ordinance numbers that were passed by the City Council:
DateAgendaPacketSummaryApproved MinutesAudio / Video
January 25, 2017 Regular SessionPDF
January 23, 2017 Work SessionPDF
  Audio by request
January 11, 2017 Regular SessionPDF
January 9, 2017 Work SessionPDF
 MP3 Audio

View the archive from 2016

Council Video Information

Watch on YouTube live

Live broadcasts will begin five minutes before the Regular City Council meeting is called to order at 7:15 p.m., and are simucast live on our YouTube channel and Comcast Cable Channels 23 (Benton County) and 28 (Linn County).

Read more about our broadcast here.

Viewers should have broadband service for best results. Older City Council video requires software capable of playing .wmv (Windows Media) files.

What are Regular Sessions?

The City Council generally holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7:15 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 Broadalbin SW, Albany; but they may be held at another place if the Council designates.

View the public meetings calendar

Four members of the City Council other than the Mayor must be present for the City Council to take action on any item. The Mayor presides over the City Council, but the Mayor only votes in the case of a 3 to 3 tie of the Council.

What are Work Sessions?

The City Council generally holds work sessions at 4:00 p.m. on Mondays that are followed by a regular Council meeting on Wednesday of the same week. 

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Council work sessions are designed to allow the Council to gain more in-depth knowledge of a particular subject and to have a chance to debate many of the pros and cons of an issue without coming to resolution or a decision on a matter.

Council work sessions are open to the public.

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