City Council


NOTICE on Watching City Council Meetings Online
During the COVID-19 Crisis

Bossier City Council Meetings will still be streamed live at our website http://bossiercity.org, under City Council section and on Suddenlink Channel 12.  In accordance with LA. R.S. 42:19 and the Attorney Generals Open Meetings Guidance, in order to meet quorum requirements, some Bossier City Council Members may be involved in the meeting via telephone or Video Conference. Under Phase 2 of the Governors reopening plan, we are allowed 50% capacity. Unfortunately, since we must still meet the Social Distancing Guidelines, the City Council Chambers will remain at the 25% capacity or 52 individuals.  All individuals attending the City Council Meetings in person will be required to have their temperatures taken and masks on before entering.  Masks must remain on the entire time you are in the chambers unless you are addressing the Council, in accordance with Section 4 B) 6) of Proclamation Number 89 JBE 2020—Any individual giving a speech for broadcast or to an audience.  If anyone is uncomfortable in coming to the meeting, they can email their comments to cityclerk@bossiercity.org prior to the meeting and those comments will be read into the record. We will also set aside some time at the very beginning of the Council meeting to allow for public comment on any Agenda Item in accordance with recently passed Act 302.  You may call 318-549-4595 during the comment period of the meeting to make your comments and you will be placed on speaker phone. You must state your name and address for the record and you will be limited to 3 minutes for your comments.  We will allow 5 for an item and 5 against an item in accordance with Adopted City Council Meeting Rules. Please remember that this is not a question and answer session and that you must speak clearly and slowly so that we can understand you.  Please no foul language or the call will be disconnected and you will forfeit your right to speak.Please Monitor the Agenda page on the Bossier City Website http://bossiercity.org to check for agendas for upcoming meetings.

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se note, that until further notice, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bossier City Council will no longer hold Agenda Meetings.

 Regular Meetings


  • 3 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month
  • Municipal Complex
    620 Benton Road
    City Council Chambers
    Bossier City, LA 71111

Agenda Meetings


  • 3 p.m.
  • 2nd and last Tuesdays of every month
  • Municipal Complex
    620 Benton Road
    City Council Chambers
    Bossier City, LA 71111

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Governance


The City Council of the City of Bossier City, Louisiana is governed by the following sections of the Municipal Code of Ordinances:
  • Section 3.01.- The city council shall consist of 7 members elected. 5 members shall be elected from council districts by the qualified electors in each council district and 2 members shall be elected-at-large by all the qualified electors of the city.
  • Section 3.07.- All powers of the city shall be vested in the council, except as otherwise provided by law or this charter, and the council shall provide for the exercise thereof and for the performance of all duties and obligation imposed on the city by law.

Special Meetings


Special meetings may be held on the call of the president pro-tem of the council, the mayor or 4 or more members of the council and upon no less than 12 hours notice to each member. Emergency meetings affecting life, health, property or public safety, may meet whatever notice it shall be convenient to give. All meetings shall be open to the public.

Meeting Protocol


The president, or in his/her absence the vice president, presides at meetings of the council. A quorum is necessary before a lawful meeting of the council can be held. A quorum consists of a majority of the members of the council. Ordinances or resolutions are adopted by a majority of the council at a lawful meeting. All voting is by roll call (as shown on an electronic vote board) and the ayes and nays are recorded in the minutes of the council.

Ordinances


Ordinances may be introduced at any regular meeting of the council, or at a special meeting if the subject thereof has been included in the notice of such meeting. The title of each ordinance shall be included in the minutes of the meeting. Every ordinance shall remain on file in final form for public inspection with the city clerk at least 7 days before its final adoption. Notice of the introduction of the ordinance must be published once in the official journal of the city at least 7 days before final adoption. Any interested person may file during this time his reason for objection and the council shall grant him the right to be heard before final adoption.

Every ordinance passed by the council shall be published in the official journal of the city. No ordinance, with the exception of emergency ordinances, shall be effective before 10 days from the date of its publication.

Meeting Details


The minutes of each council meeting are published in the official journal not later than 15 days after such meeting. The official journal is the Bossier Press Tribune.

It shall be the duty of the city clerk to maintain a register of ordinances in which all ordinances shall be recorded in full. The council shall appoint an officer of the city who shall have the title of city clerk. The city clerk shall keep the journal of proceedings and perform such duties assigned by the council.