Canton City Council is the legislative body of city government, comprised of elected officials who assemble for the purpose of adopting measures of municipal law.
The City of Canton is divided into nine (9) wards. Each ward elects one member to represent the ward, along with three Council-members-At-Large. City Council therefore, consists of twelve members.
In addition to having the authority to enact legislation, ward council-members represent the specific interests of the citizens in their respective wards. Council members-At-Large, represent the interests of all residents of the city without regard to ward location.
The Council President is elected city-wide and is the Presiding Officer at all regular and special meetings of Council, but has no authority to vote except in the case of a tie vote on any issue. In case of a tie, the President’s right to vote is optional and not mandatory.
Meetings are held Monday evenings at 7:30 pm (every other Monday during the summer) in Council Chambers. The public is invited.