What We Do

  1. Responsibilities
  2. Oversee the Budget
  3. Zoning
  4. Enact City Ordinances
  5. Approvals
  6. Council Meetings
  7. Citizen Complaints

The City Council is a seven-member Council elected at-large by the residents of Livonia. There are four Council members elected every two years. The three receiving the highest number of votes are elected to four-year terms. The fourth highest vote receiver is elected to a two-year term. The position is part-time and Councilmembers attend meetings two or three evenings a week. Councilmembers shall be prohibited from seeking reelection after having served two consecutive terms in that particular office.

The President and Vice President of the Council are determined as a direct result of the election. The individual receiving the largest number of votes is the President and the individual receiving the second largest number of votes is the Vice President. The President and Vice President hold the positions for two years until the next City election.

The City Council has four major responsibilities:

  • Approve the construction, installation or improvements of all roads, sewers and drains, sidewalks and streetlights in the City
  • Enact City ordinances
  • Oversee the budget and approve expenditures
  • Zoning of all land