St. Louis Park voters elect the mayor and six city council members (two at-large and four ward) to four-year terms. The mayor and at-large council members represent all residents; the ward council members are primarily responsible for representing the people in their ward.
During public meetings, these civic leaders make decisions about policies and programs. They determine what the community can afford and judge what is best for the community's well-being.
City council meetings are shown live on ParkTV, channel 17 on the first and third Mondays of each month. They may also be replayed via web streaming.