The City of Chester is a Third Class City, approved by the citizens on April 20, 1980 as a Home Rule Charter Community. Under the Home Rule form of government, the city council has been given all the legislative power to create ordinances, rules and regulations so the city can provide for the health, safety and well-being of its citizens. The Chester City Council consists of four elected members and the presiding officer, the mayor.
The terms of the Mayor and members are four years. Council members are elected at large to serve the entire City. Under the Administrative Code of the City, each council member serves as a department head for one of the five municipal departments. Council meetings are generally held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1 Fourth Street, Chester, PA 19013 at 10:00 am.
|January 16 & 30*||July 17 & 31*|
|February 13 & 27*||August 14 & 28*|
|March 13 & 27*||September 11 & 25*|
|April 10 & 24*||October 09 & 23*|
|May 15 & 29*||November 13 & 27*|
|June 12 & 26*||
December 11, 18*, 24
*Meetings marked by an asterisk* shall be held in City Council Chambers at 7:00 pm, prevailing local time.