The City of Newark's council-manager, nonpartisan government operates under a home rule charter. A home rule charter provides self-governance in local matters that do not conflict with state or federal law.
The city manager, who is appointed by the mayor and council, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of city departments.
City Council Members & Schedule
Newark City Council is comprised of six council members and a mayor, each of whom has one vote. Six council members, elected from separate districts, serve staggered two-year terms. The mayor, elected at-large, serves a three-year term.
The city council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building's council chamber.
The City of Newark provides a wide range of well managed, cost-effective services including: