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A legislative body of local government. A group of persons who, whether elected or appointed, serve as representatives of the public to establish state or municipal policies and to assist the chief executive of the government unit in the performance of duties.


(Assembly), noun advisory board, board, committee, conclave, conference, forum, judicature, palaver, parley, parliament, synod, tribunal


(Consultant), noun advocate, counselor
See also: bench, board, cabal, caucus

COUNCIL, legislation. This word signifies an assembly.
     2. It was used among the Romans to express the meeting of only a part of the people, and that the most respectable, in opposition to the assemblies of the whole people.
     3. It is now usually applied to the legislative bodies of cities and boroughs.
     4. In some states, as in Massachusetts, a body of men called the council, are elected, whose duties are to advise the governor in the executive part of the government. Const. of Mass. part 2, c. 2, s. 3, art. 1 and 2. See 14 Mass. 470; 3 Pick. 517; 4 Pick. 25 19 John. R. 58. In England, the king's council are the king's judges of his courts of justice. 3 Inst. 125; 1 Bl. Com. 229.

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12 for the General Councillor seat PML-N candidate Muhammad Saleem won by getting 402 votes while PTI candidate Emanuel Qamar got 78 votes.
The Minister for Local Government will also receive new powers, including the option to recommend to the Governor in Council that a councillor be stood down from their role as councillor if: the councillor has been accused of serious or gross misconduct and a panel or VCAT hearing is pending, the councillor s behaviour represents a threat to health and safety, is preventing council from performing its functions or is inconsistent with the role of councillor; and a municipal monitor recommends the Minister stand the councillor down.
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Section 352, for example, clearly states that 'A member of staff of a council is not subject to direction by the council or by a councillor as to the content of any advice or recommendation made by the member'.
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