Legislative Department

The Legislative Department supports City Council. It includes the Offices of City Clerk and City Auditor.

Legislative Department organization

The Legislative Department reports to the City Council. Within the department, the City Clerk and City Auditor's offices each hold a variety of important roles. This department operates under the guidance of City leadership, including the City Council President and Vice President 

The City Clerk's office is the official record keeping agency of the City government. The office provides support in several areas, including Council ward offices and Election and Voter Services.

See § 8.120 Office of City Clerk

The City Auditor's office works under the oversight of the Audit Committee. They provide key analysis and consulting services to improve City operations. 

See § 8.130 Office of City Auditor

The Legislative Department supports the City Council as a legislative body. 

This shows how the Legislative Department reports to City Council and the City Auditor

Legislative Department support

The role of City Council is defined in the City Charter. It has the power to make laws and policies for the city. It also has authority to keep an eye on how things are done by city government.

See Article IV. - City Council

The Legislative Department was created to help support the City Council in this role. The Offices of City Clerk and City Auditor support City Council.  They are not under the authority of the Mayor's Office and it's administration.

See Article II. - Legislative Department

This shows the 3 main functions of City Council are policymaking, representation, and oversight and how the Legislative Department supports it.

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Office of City Clerk




Mailing address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 304
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Temporary office location

250 S. Fourth St., Room 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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Office of City Auditor




250 S. Fourth St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

See list of City holidays