The Common Council
The Common Council is both the city's legislated body and is financial body. Members of the Common Council or City Council are part-time elected officials who serve for a term of four years; they are not subject to term limits and may run for reelection as many times as they wish. As the city's legislative body, the Council uses many of the powers given to cities through the passage of ordinances and appropriation of monies (IC 36-4-6-18).
The Council fixes the annual salaries of all elected officials of the city, which may not be changed in the year for which they are fixed, or reduced below the previous year's level (IC 36-4-7-2).
The Council also establishes the annual salaries of members of the city's police and fire departments (IC 36-8-3-3). It also has the authority to reduce, but not to increase, any other items in the city budget as submitted by the mayor for its approval (IC 36-4-7-7)
A Council member must have been a resident of the district from which he or she is elected, if any, for at least six months before the election, and must have been a resident of the city for at least one year before the election (IC 3-8-1-27). If the council member ceases to be a resident of the city or a resident of the district from which the council member was elected, the council member forfeits his or her office (IC 36-4-6-2).
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Serving the Marion Community as its elected legislative body, the members of the City Common Council consists of six districts and three at-large representatives striving to make the city an even better place to live and work. The council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7:00p.m. in the first floor meeting hall located in City Hall 301 South Branson Street.
To view your City Counsels Code and Ordinances click on American Legal Publishing Corporation link at the the bottom of this page, and click on the Title-III: Administration, 31-City Counsel.