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 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.
Mayor Jim Gray and the Urban County Council have renamed a Lexington street “Harry Sykes Way” to honor the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.
The Southland Association, UK students and Corridors Commission partner to create a bold new entrance gateway sign for the Southland Drive area
Mayor Jim Gray, with the support of 11th District Councilmember Peggy Henson, plans to ask members of the Urban County Council to pass a resolution renaming Red Mile Place for the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.