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Newark, the government seat of Essex County, has since the 1950s operated under a mayor-council form of local government. The city’s voters adopted this governing structure in 1953 as part of the Optional Municipal Charter Law (R.S. 40:69A-1 et seq.), commonly known as the Faulkner Act. Under the provisions of the Faulkner Act, Newark’s mayor serves a four-year term and executes the legislation enacted by the Municipal Council. The mayor is not a voting member of the council.

The nine-person Municipal Council also serves a four-year term; five council members are elected at large and four are elected by the individual municipal wards the represent. The council is responsible for codification and legislation for the municipality, as well as for ensuing budgetary compliance. In this section, you will learn more about Mayor Ras J. Baraka, elected to office in 2014, as well as the nine members of the Newark Municipal Council. Under city government, you also will find detailed descriptions of each of the city’s departments, their individual divisions, and department directors.

NJTV covered the march that Mayor Ras J. Baraka led on Monday to protest the alleged discriminatory hiring... | Tweeted On: May 03, 2016

Newark gives us all enormous pride!! Today, let's give back to the city we love! #NewarkGives #Newark350... | Tweeted On: May 03, 2016

Mayor Baraka Leads March for Jobs at Port of Newark: via @YouTube | Tweeted On: May 02, 2016

160502 OccupyPort01: via @YouTube | Tweeted On: May 02, 2016

This is what #justice looks like!Mayor @rasjbaraka shut down the Port 2 protest lack of #jobs for #Newark residents | Tweeted On: May 02, 2016

Mayor Baraka | Tweeted On: May 02, 2016

Mayor is leading a march for jobs at the Port for Newark residents. Watch live. | Tweeted On: May 02, 2016

Earlier this week, Mayor Ras J. Baraka spoke about the need for all of Newark to come together and points to all... | Tweeted On: Apr 30, 2016

On Thursday, Mayor Ras J. Baraka spoke before the board of the Port Authority of NY/NJ and expressed his views on... | Tweeted On: Apr 29, 2016

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