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Common Council

In English Legal History, the name given to Parliament. In the U.S. legal system, the legislative body of a city or of a Municipal Corporation.

COMMON COUNCIL. In many cities the charter provides for their government, in imitation of the national and state governments. There are two branches of the legislative assembly; the less numerous, called the select, the other, the common council.
     2. In English law, the common council of the whole realm means the parliament. Fleta, lib. 2, cap. 13.

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As I noted at the start of this essay, the standard narrative of Elizabethan theater history says that an attempt by the London authorities to suppress playing in the mid-1570s--specifically a 1574 Common Council order that placed many restrictions on playing--drove the players out of the city to the suburbs, where they built open-air playhouses such as the Theatre and the Curtain and subsequently thrived.
Our city is in turmoil tonight," said Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, president of the Milwaukee Common Council.
Milwaukee's mayor and the Common Council president have been in talks with Ocwen about the agreement since July 2015.
Perry Galdenzi, Lafarge project manager, made the pledge as he appealed to the Common Council for a special use permit that would allow the company, which employs 39 people, to mine nine acres of land within city limits, according to the Buffalo News.
It reads that in accordance with the decision of Common Council of Interest (CCI) made on 18th March 2015, the new census is expected before March 2016, for which, Rs 145 billion would be received from the provinces on head of its expenditures.
GDC's plan was presented to the Peekskill Common Council on June 15.
Denny served on the Worcester Common Council in 1904-1905; he was a state representative from 1906 to 1909; a state senator from 1910 to 1912; and a member of the Governor's Council from 1913 to 1915.
It sounds as though dealing with Tony Soprano would be easier than negotiating a deal with Vale Common Council.
The company has received a ten-year tax abatement that was unanimously approved by the Kokomo Common Council for the personal property taxes for the project.
But in July of this year, Milwaukee's Common Council voted unanimously to remove the limit completely.
When that location caused problems with traffic congestion, the Detroit Common Council authorized the construction of a purpose-built structure to be located nearby, in Cadillac Square.
JOHN STEVENS Bellman to the Common Council of the Burgess of Alnwick