The City of Chanhassen operates under the "Optional Plan B" form of government as authorized by Minnesota state statutes. Under this plan, the elected City Council consists of a mayor and four council members. Members are elected at-large and serve 4-year terms on a staggered schedule. Elections are held in even-numbered years and coincide with the general election conducted in November.
Responsibilities The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the city. Their duties include:
- Adopt and direct the enforcement of ordinances
- Appoints commissions, advisory boards, and the City Manager
- Guides development in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan
- Manages the city’s financial operations by levying taxes, approving budgets, auditing expenditures, and borrowing money.
The City Manager appoints all other city staff.
- 7:00 pm
- Second and fourth Mondays of each month
- Council Chambers at city hall
- 2020 Meeting Calendar
- Guidelines for Visitor Presentations
- Elise Ryan, Mayor
- Bethany Tjornhom
- Jerry McDonald
- Julia Coleman
- Dan Campion
Agendas & Minutes
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All City Council meetings are open to the public and are broadcast live on Cable Channel 8 and on the city's website.