Moline has a Council-City Administrator form of local government.
The Council Members are elected to a four year term, with half of the aldermen elected every two years.
The Council Members are paid $8000 annually and meet approximately 36 times per year.
Five members constitute a quorum, which is required to conduct City business.
The City Council is responsible for setting all municipal policies and legislative action such as adopting ordinances and resolutions, determining the tax rate, and approving the annual budget and contracts.
The City Administrator is appointed to carry out municipal policies with the assistance of the entire city staff, and to ensure that the entire community is being served.
See the Municipal Elections page for detailed election information or contact the City Clerk's office at 309.524.2004.