Your City Council is the official legislative body of the City of Longview adopting ordinances and resolutions, and approving contracts required by the City. As a policy-making body, the Council assesses proposals to meet community needs, initiates action for new programs, and decides how the City will finance City services and operations. The Council approves the municipal budget presented by the City Manager, and also reviews and authorizes revisions to the budget.
City Council members perform miscellaneous other duties including acting as a liaison with other agencies and responding to community groups and individual constituents. Each member acts as a representative of the Council and is expected to serve on various local and regional boards and commissions, so as not to unduly burden any Council member.