The City Profile section gives lots of statistical data and information about the City. This data is very useful to the new or prospective business or resident.
Council-Manager Form of Government
The City of Carbondale operates under a Council-Manager form of Government. The Mayor and six City Council members are elected at-large for four-year staggered terms. The City Council acts as the policy making body for City Government and hires a City Manager to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer. The Mayor is the official head of the City and with City Council consent, is responsible for appointing members to the various boards, commissions, and committees of the City.
The City employs approximately 261 full-time employees. Services provided by the City include:
Police and Fire Protection
The City also operates, on an enterprise basis;
City-Owned Rental Properties Maintenance and Operations
Parking System Maintenance and Operations
Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Operations
Water and Sanitary Sewer Operations
City Council Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are held on designated Tuesdays of the month at 6 p.m., at: City Hall / Civic Center 200 S Illinois Avenue Carbondale, IL 62901
Check the City calendar for the appropriated day. All meetings are open to the public. Every agenda includes the item "Citizen Questions and Comments" to permit discussion of any topic by any citizen.