The City Council is the Law-making and governing body of the city. The Council appoints the City Clerk and certain Commission & Board members. It also determines policy, approves contracts and agreements, sets salaries and approves contracts for goods and services. It adopts all legislation governing laws and procedures followed in the city.
 
There are seven council members elected at-large to serve four-year terms (except in the case of  vacancies). They serve on the City Council and Committees. The presiding officer of the City Council is the Council President, who is elected by the council members at the organizational meeting. The Committees of the Council and members are appointed by the council president.

The City Council meets every second and fourth Monday at 7pm in Council Chambers, Room 209 of City Hall. Committees meet on the first and third Monday of the month, beginning at 5:30 pm in Room 110 of City Hall.

 


 

City Council Committees
for
2014

Administrative Efficiency
Vacant  -- Chair                  

Marion Porterfield

Vincent Riggi

 

Claims
Vincent Riggi -- Chair

John Mootooveren

Margaret C. King          

City Development & Planning
Margaret C. King -- Chair
Leesa Perazzo
Marion Porterfield

Government Operations
Leesa Perazzo -- Chair
Vacant

Ed Kosiur


Finance
Vacant -- Chair
Margaret C. King

John Mootooveren


Health & Recreation
Marion Porterfield -- Chair
Vincent Riggi
Ed Kosiur

Public Safety
John Mootooveren -- Chair
Ed Kosiur
Leesa Perazzo

Public Services & Utilities
Marion Porterfield -- Chair
Leesa Perazzo
Vincent Riggi

 

 

Schenectady City Council

City Hall, Room 107
Schenectady, New York 12305
Council Hotline:  382-5089

 


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The City Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 PM in Room 209 of City Hall.     

Council Committee Meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 PM in Room 110 of City Hall.  All meetings are open to the public.  Seen on the web through On demand at  www.openstagemedia.com.

To contact any of the City Council Members via e-mail:
cthorne@schenectadyny.gov

New website for Agendas!

City Council Agendas

City Council Committee Meetings

Old City Council Agendas, Minutes and Committee Meetings can now be viewed at their archive pages:

2006-2008

2010-2013

 

 


 
 

 

 

 


City Council Member Biographies
 

Council President Margaret King

15 Front Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
Phone:  518-370-1885

pking@schenectadyny.gov

  • Council member from 1996 – 2003; reappointed in 2006
  • Associate Dean for Student Development at Schenectady County Community College
  • Member of Boards of Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC), Schenectady Day Nursery and Schenectady Local Development Corporation (SLDC)
  • President of the Board of the 440 Arts Center

Councilman John Ferrari

1932 Euclid Ave

Schenectady, NY 12306

(518)-377-0294

jferrari@schenectadyny.gov

Councilman Ed Kosiur

9 Nassau Avenue

Schenectady, NY 12304

(518)-377-8810

ekosiur@schenectadyny.gov

 

Councilman John Mootooveren

1128 10th Ave
Schenectady, New York 12303
Phone:  518-374-4574
      

jmootooveren@schenectadyny.gov

 

Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo

908 Thompson Street
Schenectady, New York 12306
Phone:  518-334-1346

lperazzo@schenectadyny.gov

  • Employed by Proctors Theatre
  • Former Schenectady small business owner
  • Boards:
  •      A place for Jazz
  •      Heritage Home for Women
  •      Junior League of Schenectady
  •      Saratoga Counties
  •      Quest
  •      Schenectady Green Market
  • Member:
  •      Schenectady Rotary
  •      League of Women Voters
  •      NAACP

 

Councilwoman Marion Porterfield

842 Strong Street
Schenectady, New York 12307
Phone:  518-346-2513

mporterfield@schenectadyny.gov

 

Councilman Vincent Riggi

2138 Campbell Avenue
Schenectady, New York 12306
Phone:  518-377-8326

vriggi@schenectadyny.gov  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 


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