Regular meetings of the City Council shall be held on the first and third Monday evening of each month. If the first or third Monday shall be a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held on the succeeding evening, and adjourned meetings may be held whenever the Council shall deem the same necessary. The regular meetings of the City Council are held at 7:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The Mayor or any two (2) Councilmen may call a special meeting at any time by causing the Chief of Police to serve a notice on members of the Council in writing, stating the time and object of such special meeting, and the special business to be transacted.
A majority of the members-elect to the City Council shall constitute a quorum to do business. However, the Mayor and any two (2) members, or any three (3) members, without the Mayor, may at any regular, adjourned or special meeting send for and compel the attendance of absent members, and make an order for their censure or fine, as provided by ordinance.
In addition to the regular Council meetings, two additional meetings are held each month. The Operations Committee meeting (normally the second Wednesday after the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers) and the Administration Committee meeting (normally the second Wednesday after the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers).
All meetings are open to the public. At times, the Council will vote to go into private executive session to discuss a personnel, legal, or real estate subject.
Each member of the City Council is assigned liaison responsibilities to various City or Civic organizations.
Further information regarding the process of the council may be found in Chapter 110 of the Washington City Code.