Office of the 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 councilmembers and three At-Large councilmembers. District councilmembers are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to six consecutive terms. At-Large councilmembers 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.