general public is encouraged to get involved with local government
by attending city council meetings. Every resident is welcome.
Make Your Voice Heard!
The Pre-Council meeting is the review session where the Mayor, the
City Manager and City Council discuss items to be considered prior to
an actual vote. At the end of every Pre-Council meeting, the public can
address the Mayor and the City Council, subject to prior scheduling
with the City Clerk. Those wishing to address the City Council with an
issue must call the City Clerk's office at 815.724.3780 prior to the
Pre-Council meeting they wish to attend.
The City Council has the final authority for approving petitions for annexations,
right-of-way vacations, subdivision approval, zoning changes, planned
unit development approvals, and variations of use. The City Council also
has the authority to modify or change city codes and ordinances, or to
waive certain provisions of the City's development regulations. In rendering
its decisions, the Council receives recommendations from the City Manager
and the Planning Commission or the Zoning Board of Appeals.
of City Council meetings are listed on the Special
Your City Council Representative by Calling 815.724.4000
Joliet is a home rule city with a
Council-Manager form of government. All matters of local policy and legislation
are determined by the City Council with the Mayor presiding.
City Council is made up of five District Council members, three at-large Council
members, and the Mayor, who is also elected at-large.
appointed City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the city.