The Battle Ground City Council is a seven-member board elected at-large by voters residing in the city of Battle Ground. Councilmembers serve a 4-year term of office.
The City Council is responsible for the legislative function of the City such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision.
The City operates under WA State’s Council-Manager Plan of Government as adopted by the citizens of Battle Ground in 1997. Under this form of government the City Council is responsible for the legislative function of the city such as establishing policy, passing local ordinances, approving budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision. The City Council appoints a City Manager to implement its policies and oversee administrative operations.
Each biennium the council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Deputy Mayor. The Mayor's duties, in addition to having the same authority and responsibilities of all councilmembers, are to serve as presiding officer at council meetings and as the ceremonial representative of council. The Deputy Mayor serves as Mayor should the Mayor be absent.
** RCW 9.41.305 - It is unlawful for a person to knowingly open carry any weapon including, but not limited to, a firearm, knife, stun gun, or other dangerous weapon as defined in RCW 9.41.250, into any location housing a public meeting or hearing.
Council Meeting and Study Session agendas are posted prior to the meeting and can be found online in our Agenda Center. An archive of previous meeting agendas with the related meeting minutes are also available in the Agenda Center.