Mission Statement: To represent all of the citizens by providing leadership and decisions necessary to meeting community needs and desires.
Is elected by Grants Pass residents to a 4-year term
Is a volunteer official, receiving no salary
Provides political leadership
Conducts Council meetings
Votes in a tie situation
May veto resolutions and ordinances
Represents the city at official functions
Is elected at-large by Grants Pass residents for 4-year terms
Is a volunteer body, receiving no salary
Consists of 8 members, 2 from each of the city's 4 wards
Workshops and Meetings
Proposals for action are brought to the Council by residents, staff and councilors themselves.
The Council usually reviews proposals at workshops, which are open to the public, before they are placed on the agenda of a regular Council meeting.
At the Council meeting, residents and staff may give input or report on agenda items. The Council then discusses and either approves, modifies or rejects the item. The City Manager and staff then carry out the Council's decisions.
How the City is Governed
The citizens, commissions, boards, and committees provide input to the Mayor and Council, who make the decisions. The City Staff implement those decisions.