Common Council

The Common Council represents the residents of the City of Sheboygan as the legislative body responsible for setting the governing policies of the City.  It is made up of 16 elected officials, one representing each ward, and is chaired by the Common Council President, who is elected citywide and a Vice-President.  It is our job to work cooperatively with the Mayor and the City administration to insure that tax dollars are responsibly spent and that all residents have access to the services and programs that make urban living safe, affordable and desirable.

The Common Council meets the first and third Monday of each month in the Common Council Chambers in City Hall.  Meetings begin at 6 p.m.  A public comment period is one of the first items on the agenda.  Speakers are requested to keep their remarks to five minutes. Individuals may sign up in the Office of the City Clerk by noon on the meeting date.  Speakers will be called in the order they are signed up.

Public hearings are held on some City ordinances and are advertised at least 20 days prior to the Common Council meeting at which they will be held.  Speakers sign up the evening of the meeting and are called in order.  The public hearing ends when all those wishing to speak have been heard.

Committees of the Common Council meet to discuss legislation before the Council and to review policies and procedures of City government.  Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis with adequate public notice.  The Clerk’s office maintains the calendar of those meetings and they also can be found at calendar page this website.

For additional information you can contact the Office of the Mayor  at (920) 459-3317.