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Council's leadership works with the Council President to decide where to direct legislation, which bill will be granted a hearing, and when the hearing will be held. They are also consulted by the Council President on appointments to committees and, in some cases, are designated themselves to serve on a committee. The leadership also meets regularly with representatives of the mayor's administration to discuss issues of shared concern. They also work closely with the Clerk of the Council, who is not elected by the voters but is chosen by the 17 council members.
(L-R) Council Member Blaine A Griffin, Council Member Phyllis E. Cleveland and Council President Kevin J. Kelley.