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City Commission Overview  
City Commissioners  
Meetings  
Agendas & Minutes
Contact Information  
Virtual Option for the Public  
Watch a Meeting  
Write to the City Commission  

City Commission  
The City Commission serves as the City’s legislative body, consisting of seven Commissioners, one of whom serves as Mayor. The Commissioners represent the citizens of Birmingham and formulate and enable policy as the legislative and policy-making body of the municipal government. They are elected at large for four-year terms at non-partisan elections held in November of each odd-numbered year. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are elected from among their fellow Commissioners for a one-year term. The City Commission operates as a Home Rule Charter City, with a Council-Manager form of government.

As the City’s legislative body, the City Commission is empowered to pass ordinances and adopt resolutions as it deems necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the City, consistent with the City Charter and state law. The City Commission also acts on recommendations from the various City boards and commissions.

The City Commission appoints the City Manager, who is responsible to the City Commission for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the City, consistent with policy set by the City Commission. The City Commission also appoints the City Clerk; however, the City Clerk reports to, and takes direction from, the City Manager. 

City Commissioners  
Follow this link to learn more about Birmingham City Commissioners. Contact all City Commissioners at city-commission@bhamgov.org.

Name  Email Address  Term Expiration 
Mayor Therese Longe tlonge@bhamgov.org  11/2023
Mayor Pro-Tem Pierre Boutros pboutros@bhamgov.org  11/2023
Commissioner Clinton Baller cballer@bhamgov.org  11/2023
Commissioner Brad Host bhost@bhamgov.org  11/2023
Commissioner Andrew Haig ahaig@bhamgov.org  11/2025
Commissioner Elaine McLain emclain@bhamgov.org  11/2025
Commissioner Katie Schafer kschafer@bhamgov.org  11/2025

Meetings
The Birmingham City Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Commission Room on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 151 Martin Street.
Individuals who would like to attend meetings in person can access City Hall from the Martin Street entrance during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For meetings that occur after hours, visitors can access City Hall through the Police Department lobby entrance on Pierce Street. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask during meetings and while in City Hall.

Virtual Option for the Public
Members of the public who prefer to attend meetings virtually may continue to do so. Download Zoom instructions here.  Zoom information for each meeting can be found at the bottom of meeting agendas or by scrolling down to Meeting Notices for further information.

Watching City Meetings
The community may also watch many City meetings on the local cable access channel and by web streaming on the City's Vimeo channel.

Write to the City Commission
Those who wish to share feedback with the City Commission may also send a written statement to: City of Birmingham, Attn: City Commission, 151 Martin Street, P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham, Michigan 48012-3001 prior to the hearing. 

Agendas & Minutes
Sign up to receive a text or email when agendas and minutes are uploaded at www.bhamgov.org/enotify

The "Basic Agenda" is a small file showing only the outline/agenda for the meeting. The "Full Agenda Packet" is a larger file which includes the backup material for each agenda items (ex: reports, drawings, applications, etc).

Please note that agendas for this board are usually posted the week prior to the meeting date.  If you would like details of an upcoming application before the full agenda is posted to this page, please go to www.bhamgov.org/publicnotices for a list of upcoming development applications and public hearings. 

For meeting agendas and minutes prior to 2014, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 248.530.1880.
2021

12/06/21 Regular Meeting Notices      
12/06/21 Special Workshop Meeting Notices      
11/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Notices      
11/08/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Notices       Video      
10/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Notices       Video      
10/11/21 City Commission/Planning Board Joint Workshop Session Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Notices       Video       More...
10/04/21 Workshop-Parking Assessment District Agenda       Minutes       Video      
10/04/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
10/04/21 Regular Meeting Amended Agenda Agenda      
09/20/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
09/20/21 Amended Agenda       Packet      
09/13/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
09/13/21 Workshop - unimproved streets Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/23/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/09/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/09/21 Amended Agenda       Packet      
07/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
07/12/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
06/28/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
06/28/21 Amended Packet      
06/28/21 Amended Packet      
06/28/21 Amended Packet      
06/21/21 Joint workshop session Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
06/14/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
06/14/21 Regular Meeting Packet      
06/14/21 Workshop - Short-term rentals Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/24/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/10/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/10/21 Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/01/21 Budget Hearing Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/26/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/19/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/12/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/12/21 Regular Meeting Packet      
04/12/21 Regular Meeting Agenda      
04/12/21 Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/12/21 AMENDED 2 Agenda       Packet      
04/12/21 Amended Agenda       Packet      
03/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
03/22/21 Amended Agenda       Packet      
03/08/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
03/08/21 Workshop More...
02/22/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
02/22/21 Amended Agenda       Packet      
02/22/21 Amended Agenda      
02/08/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
01/25/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
01/23/21 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
01/11/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
11/22/21 Regular Meeting Notices      
2020

12/21/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
12/07/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
11/24/20 Sub Committee to Recognize Departing City Manager More...
11/23/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
11/09/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
11/09/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
10/26/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/26/20 Amended Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
10/26/20 Amended Agenda      
10/23/20 Special Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
10/19/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
10/12/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       More...
10/12/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
09/21/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
09/14/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/24/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/24/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
08/17/20 Special Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
08/10/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
07/20/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
07/13/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
07/13/20 Regular Meeting Packet      
07/13/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
07/13/20 Amended Packet      
06/22/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
06/15/20 Joint City Commission/Planning Board workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/08/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes       More...
06/06/20 Budget Hearing Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/18/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/15/20 Joint Commission and PC Workshop More...
05/11/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
05/11/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
04/20/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes       More...
04/20/20 Amended Agenda       Packet      
04/06/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/23/20 Cancellation Agenda       Packet      
03/23/20 Cancellation Agenda      
03/09/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/24/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/12/20 Special Meeting Agenda      
02/10/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/10/20 Amended Packet      
02/01/20 Special Meeting-Emergency Repairs Agenda       Minutes      
01/29/20 Goal Setting Workshop Agenda       Minutes      
01/25/20 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/13/20 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/03/20 Special Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2019

12/16/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
12/10/19 Special Meeting Agenda      
12/09/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/25/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet      
10/28/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/28/19 Regular Meeting Packet      
10/17/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet      
10/07/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/23/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/23/19 Revised Agenda       Packet      
09/16/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/19/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/05/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/22/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/08/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/01/19 Special Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/24/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/24/19 Regular Meeting Packet      
06/20/19 Special Workshoip Agenda       Minutes      
06/17/19 CC-PB Joint Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/03/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/20/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/11/19 Budget Hearing Agenda       Minutes      
05/06/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/22/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/15/19 Special Workshop Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/08/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/04/19 Regular Meeting Agenda      
03/26/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/25/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/18/19 Special Meeting Agenda      
03/04/19 Workshop Agenda      
02/25/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/28/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/26/19 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/14/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
2018

12/10/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
12/03/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/19/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/12/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/29/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/15/18 Commission-Planning Board Joint Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/08/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/17/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/06/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/27/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/27/18 AMENDED Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/13/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/23/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/09/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/25/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/18/18 City Commission/Planning Board Joint Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/04/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/04/18 6G-AD H0C PARKING DEVELOPMENT CMTE RECOMMENDATION-BATES ST Packet      
05/24/18 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/14/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/28/18 Special Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/28/18 Budget Hearing Agenda       Minutes      
04/23/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/09/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/26/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/12/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/26/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/12/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/12/18 Special Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/27/18 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/22/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/08/18 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
2017

12/11/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
12/04/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/20/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/13/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/30/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/16/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/25/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/18/17 City Commission/Planning Board Joint Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/11/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/28/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/14/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/24/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/24/17 REVISED Packet      
07/10/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/26/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/19/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/12/17 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/22/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/08/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/24/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/22/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/13/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/27/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/13/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/27/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/13/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/02/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/28/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/23/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/09/17 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
2016

12/12/16 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
12/05/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/21/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/14/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/27/16 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/10/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/26/16 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/19/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/12/16 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/22/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/08/16 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/25/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/11/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/27/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/20/16 JOINT WORKSHOP SESSION Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/06/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/23/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/09/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/25/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/16/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/11/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/28/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/14/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/14/16 ADDENDUM Packet      
02/22/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/08/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet      
02/08/16 GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/25/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/16/16 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/11/16 Regular meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/09/16 Goal Setting Workshop Agenda       Minutes      
2015

12/14/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
12/07/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/23/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/09/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/26/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/12/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/21/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/10/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/24/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/10/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/27/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/13/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/29/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/15/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/01/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/18/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/11/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/11/15 Amended Agenda       Packet      
04/27/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/18/15 Budget Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/13/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/30/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/16/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/23/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/09/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/31/15 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/31/15 (LRP) - ITEM #1  5-YR FINANCIAL FORECAST Packet      
01/26/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/12/15 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
2014

12/15/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
12/08/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/24/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
11/24/14 Item 6B: 2014 Audit Report Packet      
11/10/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/27/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/20/14 Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
10/13/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/22/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/15/14 Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
09/08/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/25/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
08/11/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/28/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/14/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/23/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/16/14 Workshop Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/09/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/19/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/05/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/28/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/26/14 Budget Agenda       Packet      
04/03/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
04/03/14 Addendum Agenda       Packet      
03/24/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
03/10/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/24/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/10/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
02/01/14 Long Range Planning Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/27/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/13/14 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
2013

12/16/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
12/09/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
11/25/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
11/11/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
11/09/13 Special Meeting Minutes      
10/28/13 Workshop Minutes      
10/21/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
10/14/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
10/07/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
09/23/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
09/09/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
08/26/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
08/12/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
07/22/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
07/17/13 Special Meeting Minutes      
07/08/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
06/24/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
06/10/13 Workshop Minutes      
06/03/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
05/20/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
05/06/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
04/22/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
04/20/13 Budget Minutes      
04/08/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
03/18/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
03/04/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
02/25/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
02/11/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
01/28/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
01/14/13 Regular Meeting Minutes      
01/12/13 Regular Meeting Minutes