The legislative body of Westland is the City Council. The City Council is charged with a number of tasks, including, but not limited to:
- Approval of the yearly City budget
- Authorize the borrowing of funds through bonds
- Approval of City expenditures
- Enacting City ordinances
- Modifying the City Charter
The City Council consists of seven Council persons, elected at large. Four Council persons are elected at each regular odd year City election. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes are elected to four year terms and the candidate receiving the fourth highest number of votes is elected to a two year term. The term of office commences at noon on January 1, following the election and expires at noon two or four years thereafter.
City Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of every month. If a regular meeting should fall on a legal holiday, the regular meeting is held at the same time and place on the next secular day, which is not a holiday.
View the City Council Calendar for meeting information.