City Government 101

Understanding the City government structure, lines of authority, and city processes is essential to participating in local causes and advancing change in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis has an executive mayor and legislative council. Learn more about Minneapolis city government and the roles of mayor and city council here. Watch Minneapolis City Council Meetings here. Find your city council member here.

Keep up with local news and hear different perspectives at the Sahan Journal, Southwest Voices, Southside Pride, Southwest Connector, Minnesota Reformer, Spokesman Recorder, Wedge Live, and Georgia Fort.

Sign up here to receive Southwest Progressives, a newsletter by SWAE member, Heather Silsbee.

Upcoming Elections

Minneapolis is the seat of Hennepin County. Hennepin County is holding general elections for county attorney, county sheriff, county commission, county park commission, and judicial offices on November 8, 2022. A primary is scheduled for August 9, 2022.

The next election for all 13 city council representatives is November 2023. Redistricting is happening in March 2022, and the new boundaries will be in place for the next decade.

The next Minneapolis mayoral election is 2025.

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