The seven members of the Lynnwood City Council are elected at-large to serve the City of Lynnwood. All are elected for four-year terms. Each year the Council elects a President and a Vice President from within the Council. The City Council's primary duties are to make laws, adopt regulations and budgets, levy taxes, authorize public improvements, provide for public safety and health, approve board and commission appointments, and oversee a wide-ranging agenda for the people of Lynnwood.
Regular Business Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Business Meetings follow a very formal and specific format. During a Regular Business Meeting City Council Members make a formal vote on items that were discussed at a previous Work Session, adopt previous meeting minutes, and present proclamations and resolutions. During Regular Business Meetings members of the public have an opportunity during the 'Citizen Comments' portion of the agenda to make a comment to the Council on any topic.