The public is invited and encouraged to attend Council meetings. The Memorial Building is handicap accessible. The City Council "Meeting Schedule" 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, view the "Agendas and Minutes" website. Council meeting agendas and meeting documents will be posted at least 48 hours before each Council meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.
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 11 members who shall exercise the legislative powers of Framingham. Two of these members are known as councilors-at-large and nine members are known as district councilors.
Councilors-at-large serve a four-year term; district councilors serve a two-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 four-year terms and no person shall hold the office of district councilor for more than 6 consecutive full two-year terms.
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 ensure that Framingham continues to be a great place to live, work, and play.