City Council

The following meeting will be conducted electronically in accordance with Executive Order 65 issued by Governor Bill Lee.

November 10 - City Council Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
  • Live broadcast on BTN-TV and YouTube
  • Members of the public wishing to comment during any scheduled Public Hearings or the Appearance of Citizens may call 423-217-1510 beginning 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Calls will continue to be accepted until the pertinent item has been heard by City Council. No additional callers will be accepted for each item after the related portion of the agenda has been closed.

    When dialing in, callers will be asked for some basic information by an attendant. They will then be placed into a holding queue. When City Council arrives at the appropriate point in the agenda, callers will be connected to the meeting audio one at a time to provide their comment. At the conclusion of each caller’s comment, they will then be disconnected from the meeting audio and the next caller will be brought in. Callers will be asked to state their name and address for the record prior to speaking, and all other rules for comments that normally apply for in-person meetings will remain in effect for this teleconference.
  • Agenda


  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • 325 McDowell Street
    Bristol, TN 37620

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are provided prior to the meeting, minutes are available following approval.

View all Agendas and Minutes

City Council July 2020



The City Council is the governing body of the City of Bristol. The Council consists of 5 members, 3 of whom are elected from 3 council districts by the eligible voters of the city at large and 2 of whom are elected to at-large seats by the eligible voters of the city at large. Council members are elected on a non-partisan basis for a staggered 4 year term of office.


Annually in July, the City Council selects 1 of its members to serve as mayor for a 1 year period and 1 of its members to serve for a 1 year period as Vice-Mayor. The Mayor presides at all meetings of City Council and is the ceremonial head of the city, but has no other executive or administrative powers or duties. The Vice-Mayor serves in the absence or disability of the Mayor. As the legislative body of the city, the council is responsible for approving the appropriation of money and the collection of taxes; the approval of bonds and notes; and the enactment of laws (ordinances).