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A Message From the MayorCity Council 2013
Welcome to Durango!  As officials of our wonderful city, we are excited about creating a thriving, healthy quality of life for the Durango community and we work hard to keep the flavor of Durango's fascinating historical heritage very much alive. With over 550 full- and part-time employees, plus seasonal help, our goal is to provide excellence in city government with outstanding results.


City Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
The City of Durango is soliciting public input on the development of a Code of Conduct and a Code of Ethics. One last public workshop will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall (949 E. 2nd Avenue) at 4:30-5:30pm on Monday, July 28th. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the public workshop to learn more about the proposed Code, to provide input, and to submit their ideas and suggestions for consideration in the draft policy.  Feedback will also be accepted online through Durango’s Voice, by email, or mail to the City Manager’s Office at 949 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.  Public feedback will close Monday, August 4th at 4pm.
July 18 Draft Version of Code  |  Revised July 28 Draft Version of Code

Our Commitment

We strive to offer great facilities and services that meet our residents' and visitors' needs. We are dedicated to promoting a sustainable economic viability while we responsibly steward our community's resources. And finally, we have a strong commitment to protect our environment and preserve the open space of our beautiful natural lands. We hope you enjoy Durango as much as we do!

Duties & Responsibilities
All City Council members serve the community at large and thus do not represent specific wards or precincts. The mayor is recognized as the head of the city government and presides at all meetings, but has no regular administrative duties and no power of veto. The position of mayor is held by a councilmember for one year and the current members of council vote amongst themselves each April to decide who will hold the mayor and mayor pro tem position. The City Council makes policy and legislative decisions for the City of Durango.

Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, beginning at 6:30pm. Less formal study sessions are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, beginning at 4:00pm. The meetings are held in the Smith Council Chambers at City Hall.  Because there may be changes in the schedule, please check here for the schedule of meetings. Agendas for the meetings are posted on the preceding Fridays.

Contact Info
City Council

949 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301

Ph: (970) 375-5005