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City Council

The City operates under a council-manager form of government. Seven councilmembers are elected at large by City voters for numbered seats and serve a four-year term. The City Charter limits councilmembers to serving two four-year terms within a twelve-year period.

City Charter

The City Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor every two years, and one as Vice Mayor every year.

Current Councilmembers

The City Manager is appointed by the Council; provides leadership, strategic direction and overall policy guidance for the City; and is responsible for all day-to-day City operations through collaboration and coordination with City departments.

The City Attorney, also appointed by Council, advises and represents the City and Council in all legal affairs.

Meeting Schedules and Agendas

  • At least two Tuesdays a month at 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Ave.
  • Televised on the City's government access cable TV channel (Comcast channel 15 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) and replayed Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 4 p.m.

To find upcoming meetings and agendas or watch a meeting online:
Search the City Council Calendar

How Do I Address the Council?

  • Fill out a speaker card at the back of Council Chambers and hand it to the City Clerk.
  • The Mayor will call speakers to the lectern at the appropriate time.
  • Speakers are limited to three minutes.
  • The public may address Council on issues not on the agenda during the Oral Communications section at the beginning of the meeting. Any necessary Council action may be placed on a future agenda for full public consideration.

Public Comments and Presentation Materials Checklist

Special Accommodations for Council Meetings

Call the City Clerk's Office prior to the meeting if you require a translator, are visually or hearing-impaired or have any disability that requires special assistance. Assistive listening devices are also available for use during the meeting.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017