The legislative powers of the City are vested in the Marlborough City Council which is comprised of eleven members, seven “Ward Councilors” individually elected from each of seven wards and from the qualified voters of each ward, and the remaining four “At-Large” members elected by and from the qualified voters of the entire city. One of its members is elected annually to serve as City Council President.
City Councilors serve a two-year term of office, co-terminus with the Mayor who is the Chief Executive Officer of the City.
Under Marlborough’s Plan B Charter, the City Council is responsible for enacting laws, reviewing the annual operating budget, confirmation of mayoral appointments, and providing the necessary balance to the actions of the Executive branch of government. The City Council remains committed to providing a system of municipal government that recognizes the careful expenditure of tax dollars and the responsible enactment of reasonable laws.
The City Council maintains an office at City Hall located at 140 Main Street. Bi-monthly meetings of the City Council are held at 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd floor, City Hall on Monday evenings. Meetings are open to the public.