The City Council is the legislative branch of City government, generally referred to as "the governing body" in NJ statutes. In Jersey City, the City Council consists of 6 ward councilpersons and 3 at-large (elected Citywide) councilpersons. One of the councilmembers is elected by his/her peers to serve as the Council President. The Council serves a four year term contemporary to the Mayor's. The full powers of the City Council are described in Chapter 3 (Administration of Government), Article II (Council) of the Jersey City Municipal Code.
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