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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.

Mayor Ras J. Baraka is committed to bringing well-paying jobs to #Newark and he is working with developers to... | Tweeted On: Sep 27, 2016

Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City is in the process of recruiting 60 additional Newark residents... | Tweeted On: Sep 27, 2016

Movie fans! Do you remember this line: "Now, do they call you Daughter to the Spinning Pulsar... or maybe Queen... | Tweeted On: Sep 27, 2016

Mayor Baraka is committed to bringing well-paying jobs to #Newark and to working with developers to ensure that... | Tweeted On: Sep 22, 2016

Rebuilding Newark - Construction Jobs: via @YouTube | Tweeted On: Sep 22, 2016

Today we announced the expansion of the Municipal ID Program at the Vince Lombardi Center located on 201... | Tweeted On: Sep 20, 2016

RECAP: Last week, the City of Newark's Directors addressed the Newark Municipal Council and updated the body on... | Tweeted On: Sep 18, 2016

Director Patrick Council addresses Newark Municipal Council: via @YouTube | Tweeted On: Sep 18, 2016

#Newark is destined to become America's next destination City! Construction has begun on Newark's first... | Tweeted On: Sep 16, 2016

ICYMI: Chasing News series "Through The Eyes of the Law" covered the improvements that have taken place in... | Tweeted On: Sep 16, 2016

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