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  • The City of Southfield is home to more than 10,000 businesses and over 100 “Fortune 500” companies.
  • The City of Southfield has nearly 800 acres of park land, two public nine-hole golf courses and miles of nature and fitness trails.
  • Southfield is an international city bustling with people from a rich array of cultural, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, including large Armenian, African-American, Jewish, Chaldean and Russian populations.

 

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The City of Southfield now offers live streaming video of regular City Council Meetings. The following meetings will be available to view on the Internet. All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Click here to watch live City Council Meetings











Mayor
Kenson J. Siver

ksiver@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5100

Council President
Lloyd Crews

lcrews@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5150



Council President Pro Tem
Linnie Taylor

ltaylor@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5150

Councilman
Daniel Brightwell

dbrightwell@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2019
(248) 796-5150
Donald Fracassi Councilman
Donald F. Fracassi

dfracassi@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2019
(248) 796-5150

Councilman
Myron Frasier

mfrasier@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2019
(248) 796-5150

Councilman
Michael "Ari" Mandelbaum

mmandelbaum@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5150
Tawnya Morris Councilwoman
Tawnya Morris

tmorris@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2019
(248) 796-5150



City Clerk
Sherikia L. Hawkins

shawkins@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5150
Irv M. Lowenberg

City Treasurer
Irv M. Lowenberg

ilowenberg@cityofsouthfield.com
Term Expires November 2021
(248) 796-5200

Elected City Officials

Southfield's residents are represented by their elected municipal officials, who are responsible for setting city government policy and serve as the direct citizen link to City Hall.

The Mayor, who serves a four-year term, is responsible for reviewing the annual budget prepared by the City Administrator and presents it, with his recommendations, to City Council for their approval. Mayoral duties include representing the city at official functions; appointing the City Planner, City Assessor, City Attorney, and members to several citizen boards and commissions; and validating all bonds, notes, contracts and council-authorized items. The Mayor has veto power over council actions, with at least five affirmative votes by council required to override a Mayoral veto.

The seven-member City Council is the city's legislative and policy-making body. Council is responsible for adopting the annual city budget, contracts, laws, ordinances and resolutions; approving purchases, zoning and planning requests; and granting permit and license terms. Council members are elected at large to four-year terms, with the low vote-getter in each election receiving a two-year term. Elections are held biennially in odd-numbered years.

The City Clerk is the official records-keeper for the City of Southfield whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to City Council proceedings, actions, agenda items, ordinances and resolutions. The City Clerk is also the director of elections, voter registration, licenses, birth and death records, files on easements, payback agreements and rights-of way, as well as special assessment and zoning notices. The City Clerk also examines and audits all accounts and claims against the city and classifies, approves, signs, and records all vouchers for payment from budget accounts. The clerk is elected to a four-year term.

The treasurer is accountable for all city monies, including taxes, assessments, license fees, and water bill payments. The treasurer helps generate additional income through the investment of municipal funds with the assistance of an investment counselor. The treasurer also administers the Police and Fire Retirement Fund and serves as ex-officio member of several city boards and commissions. The treasurer is elected to a four-year term.

City Council study meetings are generally held at 6 p.m. and regular council meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. All regular meetings are cablecast live on City Cable 15 and can be streamed here. Meeting dates and times are listed in the calendar and are subject to change.

City Council Meeting Schedule (PDF)

For requests to be recognized by Council, complete the City Council Procedures Form and submit it to the City Clerk's Office by Noon of the week previous to the meeting at which you would like to speak.

City Council Procedures Request for Recognition Form


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