City Council

The Tahlequah City Council is the legislative and quasi-judicial of city government. Under the provisions of the City Charter of Tahlequah, the Council is composed of a Mayor and a four-member council body. All candidates for the office of councilor are to be elected by the qualified electors of their respective wards. The City is divided into four wards

General elections are held on the second Tuesday in February.

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    111 S Cherokee Avenue
    Council Chambers
    Tahlequah, OK 74464

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Rules Governing Procedure

Rules

The following rules shall prevail and govern all meetings of the Council:

  • The Mayor, or the President of the Council in his absence, shall preside over the Council, shall preserve order and decorum, and shall decide all questions of order, subject to appeal to the Council
  • While the Mayor or presiding officer is putting the question, no member shall leave his seat
  • Every member, previous to speaking, shall rise and address himself to the presiding officer, and shall not proceed with his remarks until recognized by the presiding officer
  • When a question is under debate, the only motions in order shall be as follows:
    • To adjourn
    • To take a recess
    • To lay on the table the previous question
    • To limit or extend limits of debate
    • To postpone to a certain time
    • To commit or refer
    • To amend
    • To postpone indefinitely
  • Each such motion shall take precedence in the order named, and the first five (5) shall be decided without debate
  • A motion to adjourn shall always be in order when the floor can be obtained for that purpose, except while the yeas and nays are being called, while members are voting, when adjournment was the last motion, or when it has been decided that the previous question shall be taken
  • A motion to lay on the table is not debatable; and such motion may not be made with any condition included in it (that is, it must be simply a motion to lay on the table)
  • A motion to refer to a standing committee shall take precedence over a similar motion to refer to a special committee
  • A question may be considered at or during the same meeting or at the first meeting thereafter; provided, however, that a motion to reconsider must be made by a member who voted in the majority, and in case of a tie vote those who vote in the negative shall be considered the majority
  • All rules laid down in Robert's Rules of Order, latest edition, are hereby declared to be the rules governing the Council, except in case of conflict with the rules herein laid down and adopted (Prior Code, Section 1-5)