Mayor & City Council

Meetings

Regular Council Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    128 Main Street
    Cañon City, CO 81212

Liquor Licensing Council

  • 4th Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    128 Main Street
    Cañon City, CO 81212

For convenience, please park in the South Parking Lot (off Route 50/Royal Gorge Boulevard) and enter through the rear entrance. Meetings and calendars are subject to change as meetings are scheduled and/or cancelled through the month.

View the City Council Calendar (PDF).

Special Accommodations

Please request special accommodations 7 business days in advance.

Agendas & Minutes

Regular City Council meeting agendas will be posted the Friday before the meeting. All other agendas are available on Channel 191 and at City Hall.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

There are seven Council members, all of whom are nominated and elected, serving Cañon City at-large by the qualified electors of the City. The Mayor and three Council members each have districts for which they must meet residency requirements.

At Large Council Members

  • Amanda Cochran
    Phone: 818-269-5709
  • Dolly Gonzales
    Phone: 719-778-3305
  • Jim Meisner
    Phone: 719-275-9783

Overview

The City of Cañon City is a home rule municipality and legislates itself through a combination of the voter sanctioned City Charter and State Statute. The Mayor serves as Chair of Council meetings, and the Council takes action on most administrative, contractual, and legal/legislative issues impacting the community. Cañon City is a Council Administrator form of government, in which the City Administrator takes direction from the Council and administers the day-to-day operations of the City.

Duties

The Mayor and City Council of the City of Cañon City review and direct:

  • Actions
  • Budgets
  • Contracts
  • Legislation
  • Long-Range Plans
  • Policies
  • Projects

Council actions are by ordinance, resolutions or motion passed as public meetings.

Roles on Other Commissions

The Mayor and Council serve on various committees of Council, as well as serve appointed positions on various boards, commissions, and advisory groups.

Business Hours

Neither the Mayor nor the Council has regular business hours at City Hall. Each Council member is available by contact through his/her home number, through city email, or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 719-276-5242.