City Council

City Council 2019

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
  • Council Chambers
    Edina City Hall
    4801 W 50th Street
  • City Council meetings are open to the public.

Meetings of the Edina City Council are shown live, and are rebroadcast on Edina TV at 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, and 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays until the group's next meeting. 

Edina TV is available to
Comcast subscribers on channel 813 (high definition) and channel 16 (standard definition). Edina TV is available to CenturyLink Prism subscribers on channel 1236 (high definition) and channel 236 (standard definition).

About the Council

The Edina City Council comprises a mayor and four Council members who serve four - year staggered terms with elections in even - numbered years.
    • Mayor James Hovland
    • Ron Anderson, Council Member
    • Mary Brindle, Council Member
    • Mike Fischer, Council Member
    • Kevin Staunton, Council Member

    Contact the Council

    There are two ways to contact Council. Please read all the information in this section to determine what method you would like to use. 

    You are welcome to email any or all City Council Members. Emails sent to City Council will not be included in the City Council packet. To send an email to all members of the City Council, use this address:

    If you wish to submit your comments to become part of the next City Council packet, comments must be submitted through the Correspondence Submission form. Comments for the City Council must be submitted by noon the Friday before the meeting. Comments for the Housing & Redevelopment Authority must be submitted by noon the Monday before the meeting. If they are received after these deadlines, the comments will be placed in the next Council or HRA packet. Please note, your comments will be public. All comments submitted through this form will be included in the next City Council meeting packet. 

    Correspondence sent to the City Council in paper form will be emailed to the City Council. 

    Please note, according to State law, correspondence between individuals and elected officials is private data on individuals, but may be made public by either the sender or the recipients.

    When you submit information to the Mayor and City Council, that correspondence is considered private data on individuals. However, the City Council Members may make your communication public as allowed by MS. 13.601, Subdivision 2 at their discretion. Your communication will be viewed by City staff as directed by the City Council. 

    If you are having technical difficulty, contact Executive Assistant Jennifer Garske,

    Additional Information

    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 holds other special meetings from time to time. 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. They are also available online.


    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 (PDF).