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The Hoboken City Council is the law-making body of the City of Hoboken. It is comprised of (3) three At-Large members elected to represent the entire City and six (6) members elected to represent one of our City’s six (6) wards. The Council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions and has sole responsibility for approving the city’s budget. It also legislates on a wide range of other subjects.

Committee System

Most of the Council’s legislative work is done in committee. It is there that proposed legislation is initially debated and the members of other government branches and the public are given a chance to comment. Each Council Member serves on at least two (2) of the Council’s eight (8) standing committees. You can view the full list and download the list of the committee members here.

Public Notices will be provided to the local media and posted outside of the City Clerk’s office bulletin boards.

Meeting Schedule

The Council typically meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall and only once a month in the month of July and August. Meeting schedule

Meeting Documents

Information pertaining to the upcoming City Council meetings will be posted two (2) days prior to the relevant meeting and can also be obtained from the City Clerks office.
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Here is most updated Council Rules and Procedures passed on Feb. 5, 2014

City Clerks Office

The City Clerk’s Office maintains all documents pertinent to the administration of municipal government, provides support to the Mayor and City Council, administers elections, and coordinates information services for the public and provide information
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Name Title Wards Term Begins Term Expires
Ravinder Bhalla Council-at-Large and Council President city wide Jan. 4, 2014 Dec. 31, 2017
James  Doyle Council-at-Large city wide Jan. 4, 2014 Dec. 31, 2017
David Mello Council-at-Large city wide Jan. 4, 2014 Dec. 31, 2017
Theresa Castellano Councilwoman 1st Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015
Elizabeth Mason Councilwoman 2nd Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015
Michael Russo Councilman 3rd Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015
Timothy Occhipinti Councilman 4th Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015
Peter Cunningham Councilman 5th Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015
Jennifer Giattino Councilwoman 6th Ward July 1, 2011 Dec. 31, 2015