Legislative Council


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • Memorial Town Hall
    2372 Whitney Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518

View the 2019 Meeting Calendar (PDF).


The Legislative Council is a town-elected position which occurs every two years in the odd years cycle. There are fifteen members on the Council in total, consisting of 1 district council member elected from each voting district for a total of nine members, and six members are elected at-large by the entire town. The electors shall vote for no more than four of the at-large candidates, and the six candidates with the highest number of votes shall be elected.

District Representatives

Representatives At-Large


The legislative power of the town shall be voted exclusively in the Council. Some duties include: 

  • Annual appropriations for the town
  • Enact ordinances and resolutions
  • Create or abolish boards and commissions, departments or offices as necessary
  • Increase or decrease the budget
  • Contract for services
  • Set fees on behalf of the Town of Hamden

All power and duties are included in the Hamden Charter (PDF), Section 3-5.

Mayor - Legislative Council

Hamden has a Mayor-Legislative Council form of government. The Mayor is not a member of the Legislative Council.

There Are 12 Council Committees

  • Administration
  • Economic and Development
  • Education
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Finance
  • Human Services
  • Municipal Planning and Properties
  • Personnel
  • Public Safety and Protection
  • Public Works and Parks
  • Recreation and Culture
  • Settlement