Galion City Council
City Council is the legislative authority of
the City of Galion. As such, Council, by majority vote, constitutes the ultimate local authority in
Galion. The power to make local laws belongs only to City Council. The
City Manager and his staff cannot make laws, but have the responsibility
to enforce the laws made by Council.
City Council approaches its work with a sincere desire to serve the
public properly. No Council meeting starts without the Pledge of
Allegiance to remind us all of our civic duties. In the tradition set by
the United States Senate, Council members then offer a prayer asking for
guidance to best serve the needs of all in Galion.
Once the meeting is underway, the public is invited to participate. The
Council, by virtue of its very structure, approaches the job with the
attitude that teamwork is necessary if good work is to be done.
The Charter for the City
of Galion requires that elections for City Council be non-partisan. Party
politics are therefore not a part of city government in Galion.
There are seven city council seats, three of which are at-large and four
of which are ward seats - one for each of the four wards.
Candidates that reside anywhere within the city may fill the at-large
council seats. Every registered voter in the city may participate in the
vote for at-large candidates.
A candidate for a ward seat must reside in that ward, and only the
residents from that ward may participate in the vote for that ward seat.
The city is divided into four quadrants, centered on the square, with
Market Street and Harding Way serving as the dividing lines.