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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find a list of codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg?
Click here to view codes and ordinances for the City of Harrisburg.
Where can I find a list of upcoming City Council meetings?
How can I get in contact 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 the City Council contact page.