The City of Marion is ran by a Mayor-Council Government which is known as the governing body of our city. The City of Marion is considered a Class 8 city. The mayor presides over all deliberation of the council. However, the mayor-council is governing body and enacts ordinances and maintain all legislative and executive functions of the city/municipality. The City of Marion is governed by the United States Constitution and the Constitution of Alabama.
The governing body of the City of Marion has the power to: levy taxes on real property; establish privilege licenses; adopt police regulations for the safety, health, and welfare of the community; to punish by fine and imprisonment; to condemn property; to sue as a corporate entity; to borrow money by general obligation bonds; warrants and negotiable notes; to acquire property by purchase or lease; to sell or lease municipal property no longer needed for municipal or public purposes; to pledge municipal revenues to the payment of municipal obligations, to assess property for public improvements; to grant franchises for the use of municipal streets; to regulate the use of streets and prohibit selling in the streets; to acquire, own and operate water, gas, sewer, and electric utilities; to manage and control municipal finances and property; to adopt building laws; abate nuisances; adopt zoning regulations; enter into contracts; establish and maintain municipal buildings, hospitals, jails, magazines, museums, art galleries, and recreational facilities; to acquire and regulate cemeteries; to require witnesses to appear before the council or a council committee and punish for contempt for failure to do so; to provide for the health and sanitation of the community and to advertise for such purposes; to establish numerous separately and appoint directors of the boards; to vacate streets; to enter into written contracts with counties to perform any services common to all contracting entities.
* Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month in the Marion City Hall on 123 Jefferson Street at 6:00 p.m. Please check our website for updated information on postponed/canceled, special called, and public hearing meetings.