City Council

Regular Meeting


City Council


  • 5:30 p.m. via teleconference until further notice
  • The 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
  • Room 209
    City Hall
    105 Jay Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

Council Committees


  • 5:30 p.m. via teleconference until further notice
  • The 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month
  • Room 110
    City Hall
    105 Jay Street
    Schenectady, NY 12305

Agendas & Minutes


City Council


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes.

Council Committees

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas and Minutes.

Committee assignments

COVID UPDATE: City Council Meetings

City-sponsored public meetings have resumed via teleconference. Additional information will be included as part of each meeting’s public notice.

All City Council meetings and Committee meetings are being held via teleconference on Mondays at 5:30pm until further notice. The meeting agendas will be posted every Friday afternoon at www.cityofschenectady.com/AgendaCenter and include access information.

The Council and Committee meetings are also broadcast LIVE:
Spectrum CHANNEL 1303
Verizon FiOS CHANNEL 38

You can also view the meetings LIVE at: www.openstagemedia.org (On the home page, select Government from the play window.) Recordings of each meeting are also available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/SchenectadyCouncil.


City Council Privilege of the Floor Submission Form



The Schenectady City Council will be conducting their Committee and Council Meetings via teleconference to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To submit a comments for Privilege of the Floor, please complete the on-line submission form. City Council Privilege of the Floor Submission Form

For additional information on City Council meetings, City Clerk Samanta Mykoo may also be reached at (518) 382-5195.

Other Resources

Members

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Overview


The City Council is the Law-making and governing body of the city. The Council appoints the City Clerk and certain Commission and Board members. It also determines policy, approves contracts and agreements, sets salaries and approves contracts for goods and services. It adopts all legislation governing laws and procedures followed in the city.

There are 7 council members elected at-large to serve four-year terms (except in the case of vacancies). They serve on the City Council and Committees. The presiding officer of the City Council is the Council President, who is elected by the council members at the organizational meeting. The Committees of the Council and members are appointed by the Council President.

Council meetings


All meetings are open to the public. Video of council meetings are able to be seen on the web through on demand(see below also). View a large map of the city council building.


Note to all cable viewers:

Spectrum Cable subscribers can find the local public access broadcasts on channels 1301, 1302, and 1303.

Verizon FiOS TV subscribers can find the local public access broadcasts on channels 26, 27, and 28.