"The legislative powers of the City are exclusively vested in the Council. The Council has the power to conduct investigations concerning any subject on which it may legislate, or the operation of a department, board or commission engaged in administrative affairs of the City."
In practice, this means we:
The City Council is divided into four district seats, each covering a quarter/one quadrant of the city, and three at-large seats, which represent the entire city. This means that all citizens are represented by a majority of City Council - as they have three at-large representatives and one district representative for a total of four representatives out of the seven.
The City Council meets in the County-City Building each Monday at 3 p.m. with two exceptions: One, meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the last Monday of each month to offer one nighttime meeting per month for the convenience of the public; the other is when a holiday falls on a Monday - there is no meeting held that week.
The Council meets at the County-City Building, 555 South 10 Street, Rm 112 (Council Chambers).
At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Council goes into the Voting Session beginning with the Consent Agenda.