City Council

The City of Portage operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council consists of seven members including the Mayor and the Mayor Pro-Tem. Council members are elected to four-year terms that are staggered every two years (three Council members are elected every two years). The Mayor is elected every two years. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and is the chief policy advisor to the City Council.

Council Responsibilities

The City Council is responsible for adopting and amending city laws and ordinances, determining city policies and standards and authorizing the annual city budget. The Council also:

  • Approves Contracts and Agreements
  • Determines City Tax Millage Rates
  • Determines Utility Rates
  • Directs the City Manager

Citizen Concerns or Complaints

Citizens are encouraged to contact the City Administration with concerns or complaints about city services by calling Complaint Resolution at (269) 329-4404 or by using the online tool:

Report It! tool

Other Links

For more details on the City Council:  Click Here

To see the City Council Calendar:  Click Here

To see the past City Council Minutes:  Click Here

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