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Harrisburg’s City Council is the Legislative Branch of City government.  The City Council consists of seven members who are elected at large.  The City Council President is elected by the Council members and presides over the Council meetings.  In the event of illness or absence, the Vice-President presides over the meetings.

City Council considers and evaluates legislative concerns through a study committee structure consisting of committees on Administration, Budget & Finance, Building & Housing, Community & Economic Development, Parks, Recreation & Enrichment, Public Safety, and Public Works.  City Council also confirms all department directors and certain other Mayoral appointees.  Council is also required, by the Third Class Optional City Code of Pennsylvania, to pass an annual budget by December 31st of each fiscal year.

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Office of City Clerk & Council
10 North 2nd Street, Suite 305
Harrisburg PA, 17101-1681
Telephone: (717) 255-3060
Fax: (717) 255-3081

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a list of codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg?

Click here to view a comprehensive online list of codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg.

Where can I find a list of upcoming City Council meetings?

Click here to find upcoming City Council meetings.

How can I get in touch with a City Council member?

Please contact the Office of the City Clerk by calling 3-1-1. If you would like to email them individually please click here to navigate to their contact page.

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  • CITY OF HARRISBURG DBHD COMMUNITY MEETINGS

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse invites citizens to participate in the development of Harrisburg’s FY-2017 Annual Action Plan for funding housing and community development entitlement programs, which include: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – $1,863,831 (estimated) HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program – $376,832 (estimated) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program – $171,832 (estimated) The goal of these programs is to

  • THE CITY OF HARRISBURG WINS PREMIER PROJECT AWARD

    The City of Harrisburg recently was awarded a Premier Project Award for Infrastructure in recognition of its LED Street Lighting Program from Tri-County Regional Planning Commission during ceremonies at the Civic Club. “This is a well-earned commendation to City Engineer Wayne Martin and our Public Works team for a job well-done,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.

  • MAYOR PAPENFUSE AND CHIEF CARTER TO PRESIDE OVER CEREMONIES TO PROMOTE AND INSTALL NEW POLICE OFFICERS

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas C. Carter will hold promotion and swearing-in ceremonies for 22 Harrisburg Police officers at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 at the Forum at 5th and Walnut Streets. “We are excited to be able to promote 12 Harrisburg police officers and swear in another 10 new officers,”

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