The City Council is the policy making body for the City of Astoria.
Members of the City Council are paid a modest stipend set by the City's Charter.
Members of the Council serve as Council representatives on many boards and commissions of the City, other local governments, agencies, and the State.
The Mayor appoints all City Boards and Commissions.
The Mayor and Councilors appoint the City Manager, City Attorney, and Municipal Judge. The City Manager appoints all other City employees.
City Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month.