- City Council
About the City Council
By charter approval, the City of Mount Dora has a Council /Manager form of government. This form of government combines political leadership with the strong professional experience of an appointed City Manager.
All power and authority to set policy is vested in the elected City Council, which hires a professional manager to implement policies and manage daily operations of municipal business. Since its adoption more than 100 years ago, the Council /Manager form of government is the most popular structure for cities exceeding populations of 2,500 in the United States.
The City Council is elected by the public and is empowered to adopt and enforce legislative and budgetary ordinances, policies, rules, and regulations necessary to conduct the business of the public and to provide for protection of the general health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Ordinances & Organization
All ordinances are codified and available for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk or at Municode.
The City Council consists of seven members, including the mayor. The mayor shall be considered a member of the City Council for all purposes. The City Council shall comprise five district representatives, one at-large representative, and one mayor, who shall be elected at large. The term limitation on elected positions is two consecutive terms and election terms are four years. Depending upon staggered terms, an election is held every other year for either three or four City Council seats. District boundaries shall be established by ordinance as required by law.
Public Attendance at Meetings
The public is cordially invited to attend meetings and work sessions of the City Council. Any person wishing to appear before the City Council may appear at the meeting and present under “Public Appearances.”
If you would like to speak on any subject related to city business that is not listed under Public Hearings, please complete a speaker card (PDF) and provide it to the City Clerk prior to the meeting.
Anyone wishing to formally present information to the City Council, particularly presentations which would require Council action, should contact the City Manager’s Office at (352) 735-7126.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
State of the City
The State of the City address is an annual presentation by the Mayor of Mount Dora bringing residents, City staff and civic leaders together to reflect on City accomplishments from the past year and to review plans for the future.