City Council

Frank Voldenberg, City Clerk
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: 570-348-4113
Fax: 570-348-4207


City Council is the legislative body of the City of Scranton’s government, exercising all related powers and duties, including introducing, reviewing, and passing resolutions and ordinances. The council is composed of five members, who are elected to four-year terms. The council meets every Tuesday at 6:30pm in City Council Chambers on the Second Floor of City Hall.




Council Members

Members of Council can be contacted by email at or at their individual email addresses listed below:

William King, President

Mark McAndrew, Vice President

Jessica Rothchild, PT, DPT,

Thomas S. Schuster

Gerald Smurl



All business requiring examination and follow-up by City Council shall be referred to the following Standing Committees:

  • Committee on Rules – Deals with the following subjects:
    • Office of the Mayor
    • Law Department
    • Appointments, resignations, and leaves of absence
    • Rules of Council
    • Procedural issues relating to adoption/repeal of legislation
    • Scheduling of public meetings, hearings, and caucuses
  • Committee on Finance – Deals with the following subjects:
    • Department of Business Administration
    • Department of Human Resources
    • Department of Information Technology
    • Office of the Treasurer
    • Single Tax Office
    • Revenue for the support of the City Government
    • Claims against the City
    • Taxation
    • Collections to the City Treasurer’s accounts
    • Tax and refuse fee delinquencies
    • Exonerations
    • Finance and budgetary transfers
  • Committee on Public Works – Deals with the following subjects:
    • Department of Public Works
    • Department of Parks and Recreation
    • Paving of streets and highways
    • Bridges
    • Sewers and drains
    • Parks
    • City garages and buildings (excluding police and fire)
    • Refuse and recycling
    • Public utilities
  • Committee on Public Safety – Deals with the following subjects:
    • Bureau of Fire
    • Police Department
    • Parking and parking meters
    • Public health and sanitation
    • Traffic control and maintenance
  • Committee on Community Development – Deals with the following subjects:
    • Office of Community Development
    • Code Enforcement
    • City Planning and Zoning
    • Animal Control
    • Urban renewal and redevelopment
    • Housing

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