council · noun C /ˈkɑʊn.səl/Full view
B2 the group of people elected to govern a particular area, town or city, and organize services for it
Dictionary examples:

the New York City Council

The town/city council is responsible for keeping the streets clean.

Learner example:

First of all, we all know that all this can't be done by our city council without our support. (First Certificate in English; B2; Dutch)

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