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Joseph W. Britton (D)4th Ward
Emile G. Buzaid, Jr. (R)At Large
Joseph M. Cavo (R)At Large
Benjamin Chianese (D)6th Ward
Nancy Cammisa (R)7th Ward
Vinny DiGilio (R)2nd Ward
Jason “Jay” Eriquez (R)At Large
Michael J. Esposito (R)At Large
John Esposito III (R)At Large
Irving M. Fox (R)1st Ward
Michael J. Halas (R)At Large
Mike Henry (R)3rd Ward
Jack Knapp (R)3rd Ward
Warren M. Levy (R)At Large
Michael J. Masi (R)1st Ward
Richard W. Molinaro (D)7th Ward
Elmer Palma (R)2nd Ward
Duane E. Perkins (D)5th Ward
Paul T. Rotello (D)6th Ward
Diana Merchan (D)4th Ward
Fred Visconti (D)5th Ward
The City of Danbury’s legislative branch is known as the City Council. The City Council is responsible for overseeing management of the city, which includes regulating the operations of all departments and boards. The City Council has the power to create new ordinances, and change or abolish them, in order to move our community forward as a more efficient, safe and economically sound city. The council consists of twenty-one members, all are residents of Danbury who are elected to represent the interests of its residents. There are two elected officials from each ward, and seven at-large members, all of whom serve a term of two years. The current Danbury City Council consists of 14 Republicans and 7 Democrats.
For a detailed description of the City Council's responsibilities please refer to the section of the City Charter listed as "The City Council." To contact specific Council members, you may email them at their addresses above, or you may contact the Legislative Assistant, Elisa Etcheto, at City Hall, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810, 203-797-4514, (Email Elisa Etcheto).
Each month the City Council is charged with voting on various agenda items. Council members spend countless volunteer hours reviewing these items to make informed decisions for the citizens, taxpayers, and stakeholders of the City of Danbury. In addition to passing ordinances and appropriating funds, the Council approves appointments to boards and commissions, promotions to city departments, and reviews grants and various other municipal requests.
Despite the challenges brought on by COVID over the last two years, the City Council has remained steadfast in serving our community during its greatest time of need. Council members met virtually through the summer of 2021 providing our department heads and city staff with the tools they needed to address our city’s health, safety and food emergency needs. In addition, the Council works diligently every spring to approve a city budget that is fiscally and communally responsible.
Council members also attend countless supplemental meetings including ad hocs, public hearings, and various city business meetings and events throughout the year; all while answering emails and calls from their constituents.
View budget documents in our Archive Center.
NEWLY ENACTED ORDINANCES
- Government Entities Review Committee (2023): Sec. 2-259
- Tax Freeze for Elderly Homeowners (2023): Sec. 44-53
- Appropriating $3M for Public Improvement Projects
- Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2023 and Ending June 30, 2024
- Water Rates as of July 1, 2023 Sec: 48-75
- Water Rates as of July 1, 2023 Sec: 48-76