About Rochester City Council
City Council is the nine-member legislative body for the City of Rochester that works in conjunction with the Mayor's Office to pass laws and govern the city. City Council is comprised of five at-large members who represent the entire city and four district members who are the voice for the South, Northwest, East, and Northeast sections of the city.
Council meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., while committee meetings take place at 4 p.m. on the preceding Thursday. City Council meetings and Council committee meetings are broadcast live each month on City 12 and also streamed online. Due to holidays or other conflicts, this schedule is sometimes subject to change. For a complete listing of live air times of meetings, as well as rebroadcasts, please visit the visit the City 12 page at WXXI.
Helpful Council Information
A Message from the Council President
The nine members of the City Council are proud to represent the citizens of Rochester. As elected officials, we know it is our duty to serve our constituents to the best of our ability, as well as to preserve, protect and improve the quality of life for city residents through the legislation we review and approve.
The Council places a great deal of importance on governing in a manner that is both open and transparent. We provide public notification of all of our meetings and televise our monthly Council and Committee meetings on the city's cable access channel, City 12.
As the legislative branch of City government, we work in conjunction with the Mayor and his administration to ensure a balanced government, one that has at its core the best interests of residents, businesses and all who have a reason to experience what Rochester offers. While you explore the pages of this website, we hope you will become more familiar with the work of the City Council. Should you have questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Dana Miller, Acting President
A Message from the City Clerk
Welcome to the City Clerk's Office. Every day, across our diverse work program, our goal is to consistently achieve excellent customer service, pay close attention to detail and remain cost conscious. I would like to describe some of the work we do. All City of Rochester legislation, both formally introduced and previously adopted, is filed and distributed by our office. We also prepare meeting agendas and publish the annual "Proceedings of Council," containing the laws adopted by City Council. All of these documents are available on this website. The Clerk's Licensing Office, located in City Hall, Room 100A, processes nearly 25,000 licenses and permits each year, including marriage licenses, passports, dog licenses and alarm permits. Additional information about these documents is also available on this site. And, one of our favorite duties is performing civil marriage ceremonies. Each year, hundreds of couples say "I do" in our beautiful City Hall.
We look forward to serving you.