There are seven Council members, all of whom are nominated and elected, serving Cañon City at-large by the qualified electors of the City. Four of the council members have districts for which they must meet residency requirements. The Mayor and the other three council members are at-large positions.
The City of Cañon City is a home rule municipality and legislates itself through a combination of the voter sanctioned City Charter and State Statute. The Mayor serves as Chair of Council meetings, and the Council takes action on most administrative, contractual, and legal/legislative issues impacting the community. Cañon City is a Council Administrator form of government, in which the City Administrator takes direction from the Council and administers the day-to-day operations of the City.
The Mayor and City Council of the City of Cañon City review and direct:
Council actions are by ordinance, resolutions or motion passed as public meetings.
Roles on Other Commissions
The Mayor and Council serve on various committees of Council, as well as serve appointed positions on various boards, commissions, and advisory groups.
Neither the Mayor nor the Council has regular business hours at City Hall. Each Council member is available by contact through his/her home number, through city email, or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 719-276-5242.
Agendas & Minutes
Regular City Council meeting agendas will be posted the Friday before the meeting. All other agendas are available on Channel 191 and at City Hall.
City Council meetings are held via hybrid (teleconference and in-person) and are streamed on Channel 19/191 and the City's Facebook page. Instructions on how to join each individual meeting via teleconference is posted on the meeting and events calendar.
Citizens wishing to speak to the council may fill out an online Request to Speak form by 4pm prior to the council meeting or in person at the beginning of the meeting.
For convenience, please park in the South Parking Lot (off Route 50/Royal Gorge Boulevard) and enter through the rear entrance. Meetings and calendars are subject to change as meetings are scheduled and/or cancelled throughout the month.