Office of City Council

Regular Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • East Orange City Hall
    Council Chambers
    44 City Hall Plaza
    East Orange, NJ 07018
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First Annual Regular Meeting


A Regular Meeting of the City Council shall be held on the first day of January at Noon. Thereafter the Regular Meetings of the City Council shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, unless Council shall otherwise establish alternate dates.

Committee Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • East Orange City Hall
    Council Chambers
    44 City Hall Plaza
    East Orange, NJ 07018
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Alternate Dates


Committee Meetings of the City Council shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, unless Council shall otherwise establish alternate dates.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members


1st Ward


2nd Ward


3rd Ward


4th Ward


  • Tameika Garrett-Ward
    Term Expires: December 2021

  • 5th Ward


    Local Legislative Body


    The City Council is the local legislative body responsible for appropriating funds and enacting ordinances and resolutions governing the City. The City Council reviews and approves the Mayor's appropriations and annual budget. The City Council reviews and approves the Mayor's appointments to municipal Departments and several Citizen Advisory Boards and Commissions.

    Seats, Wards & Terms


    Members of the City Council are elected to serve a four-year term. The ten member Council consists of two representatives from each of the City's five geographic wards. Five members are elected every odd year from each ward.

    Annual Organization Meeting & Chairperson Selection


    Each New Year's Day, the City Council meets to organize for the year. It adopts its rules and selects one of its members to act as Chairperson during the year-long legislative session. The Chair appoints each Council Member to oversee a standing committee. These standing committees serve as Council liaisons to City departments, public agencies, civic groups and public service organizations.

    Chairperson


    The City Council Chairperson serves as an ex-officio member of every committee and is liaison to the:
    • East Orange Mayor
    • East Orange Parking Authority
    • Essex County Freeholder Board
    • New Jersey State Legislature
    • United States Congress

    Open Public Meetings Act


    In accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L.l975, Public Notice is hereby given that the East Orange City Council has established 2016 Meeting Dates.

    Formal action may take place at these Meetings. Executive Sessions may be held at Committee Meetings or at Regular Meetings.

    These Meetings will be held in City Council Chambers located at 44 City Hall Plaza, East Orange, NJ.

    Public Invitation


    The public is invited to address the Council at both Committee and Regular meetings. Special Council meetings are called by the Council Chairperson or the Mayor to discuss and act on matters that require immediate action.

    Related Documents

    Committees of Council

    City Council Meeting Schedule

    Identify Your Council Representative - Know Your Ward

    2020 East Orange City Council Budget Hearings

    Day 1 - Part 1  https://vimeo.com/432627300

    Day 1 - Part 2  https://vimeo.com/432633474                                                                                           

    Day 2 - https://vimeo.com/432890545

    Day 3 - https://vimeo.com/434146722

    Day 4 - https://vimeo.com/434370511

    Day 5 - Part 1  https://vimeo.com/43646245

    Day 5 - Part 2  https://vimeo.com/435377685

    Day 6 -  https://vimeo.com/435839332