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A Message From the MayorCity Council 2013
Welcome to Durango!  As officials of our wonderful city, we are excited about creating a thriving, healthy quality of life for the Durango community and we work hard to keep the flavor of Durango's fascinating historical heritage very much alive. With over 550 full- and part-time employees, plus seasonal help, our goal is to provide excellence in city government with outstanding results.

Members

Our Commitment
We strive to offer great facilities and services that meet our residents' and visitors' needs. We are dedicated to promoting a sustainable economic viability while we responsibly steward our community's resources. And finally, we have a strong commitment to protect our environment and preserve the open space of our beautiful natural lands. We hope you enjoy Durango as much as we do!

Duties & Responsibilities
All City Council members serve the community at large and thus do not represent specific wards or precincts. The mayor is recognized as the head of the city government and presides at all meetings, but has no regular administrative duties and no power of veto. The position of mayor is held by a councilmember for one year and the current members of council vote amongst themselves each April to decide who will hold the mayor and mayor pro tem position. The City Council makes policy and legislative decisions for the City of Durango.

Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, beginning at 6:30pm. Less formal study sessions are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, beginning at 4:00pm. The meetings are held in the Smith Council Chambers at City Hall.  Because there may be changes in the schedule, please check here for the schedule of meetings. Agendas for the meetings are posted on the preceding Fridays.

How to participate in a City Council meeting
Each regular City Council meeting (held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.) offers an opportunity for public participation.  The Public Participation section of the agenda is set aside for questions or comments by the public regarding items that do not otherwise appear on the agenda.

If you would like to address City Council during Public Participation, wait until the mayor announces the agenda item and raise your hand.  When called on, please step up to the podium and state your name and address for the record.  You may then address your comments or questions to City Council.  Please limit your time to 5 minutes to give other members of the public a chance to speak.  When you are finished, you may return to your seat.  Council will listen to all of the public participation before responding.

Please be aware that regular City Council meetings are televised live on City Span TV, on Charter Cable channel 191 and on-demand at City Span's webpage.

Contact Info
City Council
Email City Council
citycouncil@durangogov.org

949 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

Ph: (970) 375-5005