The City of Dakota City has a Mayor-Council-Administrator form of government. The Mayor and four Council Members are elected at large by voters and serve four-year terms. The Mayor presides over City Council Meetings, though the Council President may preside in the Mayor’s absence.
Regular City Council meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. Special sessions may be called as needed. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers, located at 1511 Broadway.
All City Council meetings are open to the public. Agendas for each meeting are kept continuously current and may be requested from the Office of the City Clerk. Members of the public may request to be placed on the City Council agenda by submitting a “Request to be on the Agenda” form to the City Administrator by 12:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the regularly scheduled meeting.