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:
- Long-Range Plans
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.