City Council

City Council Meetings
  • City Hall
    202 Railroad Avenue
    Council Chambers
    Rifle, CO 81650
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • 7:00 p.m.

Applications For City Council Seat

The City of Rifle is accepting applications to fill the City Council at-large council seat beginning June 8, 2018, and will accept applications until the close of business on June 22, 2018.

Interested applicants can find the application by Clicking Here.  Applications can also be obtained by contacting the City Clerk’s office at (970) 665-6405.  Completed applications must be received in the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2018.

Council Members 

Rifle is a home rule city with a Council/Manager form of government. There are 7 Council members that are elected at large by a non-partisan election (held in September of odd-numbered years) to 4r-year, overlapping terms. After each election, the Council elects a mayor from among its members to a 2-year term of office.


Helping to shape the City’s future, the City Council serves as the legislative and governing body. The City Council sets policy, enacts laws, adopts a budget, and hires a City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Chief of Police, and Municipal Judge. By adopting the City’s annual budget, Council sets funding levels for all City services and programs.

Meeting Coverage

Meetings are televised live on Rifle Community TV's Channel 10 on Comcast, and online at, and can also be viewed On-Demand, just below, or at within 12-36 hours after the meeting.  Rebroadcast of Council meetings are aired the following week, normally scheduled for Thur. @ 4pm, Fri. @ 10am, Sat. @ 7pm, Sun @ 4pm, & Mon. @ 10am (for additional/exact times visit

For LIVE Meeting broadcast visit

For Past Meetings see below.