The Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos is the governing body of Los Alamos County and was created by the Los Alamos County Charter. The Council consists of seven members elected at large for four-year, staggered terms. Each year the Council elects a Chair and Vice-Chair from within its membership.
An incorporated county is established under a special provision of the state constitution. It has both county and municipal authority and powers. Los Alamos County Council has also adopted a home rule charter which allows the County to depart from certain statutory requirements. Under the Charter, the Council is the governing body of the County.
Regular Council Meetings and Friday Council Meetings are held in Council Chambers, located in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Avenue and Council Work Sessions are held at Fire Station No. 3, 129 State Road 4 in White Rock.
Special meetings may be held on the call of the Chair or of a majority of the Council members with 72 hours notice.
Closed meetings are held as deemed necessary by Council leadership with 72 hours notice.
Council agendas are prepared and posted at least 72 hours before the Council Meeting. The agenda for every regular Council meeting includes time for comments from the public on items not listed.
Voting, except on procedural motions, is by roll call of the entire Council and is recorded in the minutes. No action of the Council is valid unless adopted by the affirmative vote of at least four members. A quorum consists of four Council members.