The City Council serves as a link between the citizens of Framingham and their municipal government. Councilors help constituents by connecting them to resources, services, and City departments. They serve as advocates for all Framingham residents. Through their work, city councilors will ensure that Framingham continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.
The City Council is the sole legislative body of the City, and is therefore responsible for passing all City ordinances. The City Council is made up of eleven (11) members which shall exercise the legislative powers of Framingham. Two (2) of these members are known as councilors-at-large and nine (9) members are known as district councilors.
Councilors-at-large serve a four (4) year term; district councilors serve a two (2) year term. All council terms begin on the first day of January in the year following the election. No person shall hold the office of councilor-at-large for more than three consecutive full four (4) year terms and no person shall hold the office of district councilor for more than six (6) consecutive full two (2) year terms.
The Council typically meets on the first and the third Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM. The City Council "Meeting Schedule" link will direct you to the approved meeting schedule for upcoming Council meetings. If you would like to view and/or print a copy of Council meeting agendas, meeting documents or approved Council meeting minutes, click on the "Agendas & Minutes" link. Council meeting agendas and meeting documents will be posted at least 48 hours in before each Council meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. These documents can be accessed by clicking the "Agendas & Minutes" link. City Council links can be found in the upper left section of the City Council Home Page. If you would like to have the City Council agenda, news and updates sent to you, please sign up for Council Announcements and you will be placed on the City Council's email distribution list.
Council meetings are held in the Blumer Room of the Memorial Building located at 150 Concord Street in Framingham. The public is invited and encouraged to attend Council meetings. The Memorial Building is handicap accessible.