Urban County Council

The Urban County Council is the legislative branch of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.The council has the power to establish budgets, set policy and levy taxes, subject to limits set by the Charter and state laws.

The Urban County Council consists of 12 District Council Members and three At-Large Council Members. District Council Members are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to six consecutive terms. At-Large Council Members are elected for four-year terms and may serve up to three consecutive terms.

The At-large member who receives the most votes in the general election becomes the Vice Mayor. In the absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer.

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Lexington adds a new park!

Today, Lexington Parks & Recreation named the new addition, Buckhorn Park, with Mayor Jim Gray and Councilmember Preston Worley cutting a ribbon to celebrate.

Youth Engagement Summit encourages mentoring

Over 100 people from across Lexington will gather at the Lyric Theatre Thursday to focus on how they can reach out and help our City’s young people.

Mayor names Preston Worley to 7th District seat

Mayor Jim Gray today named Preston Worley, an attorney with a strong record of community service and neighborhood involvement, the new Councilmember for the 7th District.


Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

  1. General Government & Social Services Committee

    1 – 4 p.m.

  2. Council Work Session

    3 – 5 p.m.

  3. Council Work Session

    3 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

  1. Environmental Quality & Public Works Committee

    1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  2. Council Work Session

    3 – 5 p.m.