The City of Bellevue is classified a city of the first class by Nebraska statute. The City is comprised of five wards.

The municipal government consists of a mayor and a six member city council, who are elected to represent all six wards throughout the city. Elected officials hold office for four year terms.

The City Council possesses both legislative and executive authority. The Council may appoint officials and must approve of mayoral nominations. The Council also exercises primary control over the municipal budget.

The mayor appoints, and the council confirms, the city administrator, who handles the day-to-day operation of the City.

The council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. The open meeting is held in the council chambers in City Hall at 1500 Wall Street, usually at 6:00 pm. The agenda for each meeting is published on this site. The agenda is then replaced with the minutes of the meeting when they are available.