How is the city council elected?

Municipal elections are held every 4 years, on the 1st Tuesday of November to coincide with the general election (Ordinance 12-01., which implemented November voting in 2014). Portland's mayor is elected to a 4-year term. Three of the seven city council seats are filled in the same city election as that of mayor: each to 4-year terms. The remaining 4 city council seats are up for election to 4-year terms in the next election cycle. This election method is referred to as 'staggered terms' and was an attempt to retain experienced people in office.

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1. How is the city council elected?
2. How do I find out my city council representative?
3. What is a city councilman/woman?