The highest authority in the City of Kalajoki is the City Council. The Kalajoki City Council has 35 members. The councillors and deputy councillors are chosen in municipal elections that are held every four years.

The council chooses the members and deputy members for the City Board as well as committees and management teams. The council also chooses auditors for auditing the city’s administration and finances on the auditing committee’s proposal.

The council convenes once a month on Mondays at 6 pm. In July, the council only convenes when necessary. Meetings of the council are open to the public unless otherwise decided by the council.