The City Council consists of a Mayor and eight councilmen elected on a ward basis.
The City Council's regular meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. If the meeting falls on a holiday, the Council will meet the following day. Times and locations of the Council's meetings are provided to the Corning Leader at least 72 hours in advance and are posted on the City's website. Any person may address the City Council during the Visitor Comments portions of the meetings.
The City's Charter identifies the Council's roll and responsibilities. These include setting policy as a body, appointing a City Manager, and adopting the City's annual budget.
Each Councilman, who is elected to a four year term of office, is required to attend monthly regular and such special meetings that are called, and to serve on committees to which appointed by the Mayor. Councilman may be contacted by using the contact information provided by each, shown on this website, and which is also periodically published by The Leader newspaper.
The City Council uses standing and temporary committees a to assist in conducting business. Committee appointments are assigned by the Mayor. According to their purpose and charge these committees consider issues, and may make recommendations to the full City Council.
Additional information on how the City Council conducts its business is also found in the document ‘Rules and Proceedings of the City Council’, available by contacting the City Clerk’s office.