Legislative Council

Legislative Council Chambers
2372 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Office: (203) 287-2577

The Legislative Council is the Town’s Fiscal and Legislative authority. This body is comprised of 15 members, 6 of whom are elected-at-large and 9 who are elected to represent each of the 9 voting districts. These Council members keep a close watch on your tax dollars and they adopt laws to improve the quality of life for all Hamden residents.

As the fiscal authority, the Council prepares the Annual Town Budget and establishes the mil rate for the collection of taxes.

As the Legislative authority, the Council has the power to create and pass all Resolutions and Ordinances that ultimately effect the residents of Hamden. The Council also has the final approval of the Mayor’s recommendations for appointments to the town's Boards and Commissions.

There are twelve (12) Council committees: 
  • Municipal Planning & Properties
  • Public Works & Parks
  • Public Safety & Protection
  • Environment & Conservation
  • Economic & Development
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Education
  • Recreation & Culture
  • Human Services
  • Settlement
  • Personnel


Legislative Council and Committee Meetings meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Memorial Town Hall, 2372 Whitney Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000