City Council

The Edina City Council comprises a mayor and four Council members who serve four-year staggered terms with elections in even-numbered years. Edina's Mayor is James Hovland. Council Members are Joni Bennett, Mary Brindle, Josh Sprague and Ann Swenson.

The Mayor and Council are responsible for the efficient operation of the city government through policies and ordinances that are carried out by the Council-appointed City Manager.

Specifically, the Council is responsible for budgeting, taxation and management of City property. The Council is accountable to the residents of the Edina.

The Council typically meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. The Council holds other special meetings from time to time. Regular Council meetings begin at 7 p.m. Meetings are aired live on Edina Community Channel 16 and are replayed at 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sundays and Wednesdays, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays until the following meeting. Agendas for meetings are available before each meeting. The agenda includes time for public hearings on subjects such as proposed ordinances, planning and zoning matters, assessments and public improvements.

Routine business is placed on a “consent agenda,” which is considered and approved by one motion at the beginning of each meeting. Any member of the Council may remove an item from the consent agenda for discussion and action. Other agenda items include community comment, bid awards, recommendations and reports, and comments by Council Members and the City Manager.

To conduct business, the Council must have a quorum. Three Council members constitute a quorum. A majority vote of the Council is needed to approve most motions, ordinances and general resolutions. Improvement Hearings for which petitions meeting statutory requirements have been presented require three affirmative votes. When there is not a petition, four of five affirmative votes are required. Street or easement vacations for which petitions have been filed require three affirmative votes. However, vacations originated by the Council require four affirmative votes for approval, as do zoning ordinance actions. The second reading of any ordinance may be waived with four affirmative votes. 

Download the "Welcome to a Meeting of the Edina City Council" brochure.

 

Contact Us!
Mayor James Hovland 612-874-8550
Council Member Joni Bennett 952-927-0661
Council Member Mary Brindle 952-941-7746
Council Member Josh Sprague 612-501-0252
Council Member Ann Swenson 952-927-7524
Or write to all of the Council at one time at Mail@EdinaMN.gov.
 

 

Meetings

All meetings are open to the public.

The Council typically meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
Council Chambers
Edina City Hall
4801 W. 50th St

Download the City Council's 2014 meeting schedule.

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