The Murray City Council has been a separate and equal branch of city government since the City changed to Mayor-Council Form of government in 1981.
The Council is comprised of five members. Each Council Member represents a geographical district of Murray City. Council Members are part-time elected officials who are paid $13,738 per year. Each member serves a four-year term and is elected in a non-partisan election. Each calendar year, the Council elects a new chair and vice chair for the Council and committees.