City Council

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making branch of Monterey's municipal government. The Council consists of five members: the Mayor, elected to a two-year term, and four Councilmembers each elected to four-year terms. Organization Chart in PDF

The City Council's campaign statements are available online as well as in the Monterey City Clerk's Office at 580 Pacific Street, Room 6, Monterey, CA 93940. Statements of Economic Interest (Form 700) filed pursuant to the City's Conflict of Interest Code are also available in the City Clerk's Office.

Council Appointments to Local Agencies

"The Monterey City Council will provide visionary policy and legislative leadership that assures a safe, healthy and economically vibrant community. Anda!"
- Council Mission

Meeting Schedule
City Council meetings are open public forums where the Council makes local laws, policies, and basic decisions relating to the City. The Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Meetings are broadcast live on the Monterey Channel on cable Ch. 25, streamed live on the Web, and are available On-Demand, and in the Council Playlist on YouTube.

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Agenda Information
I-SEARCH-Magnify-GlassThe Council Agenda is available on I-SEARCH Monterey  along with staff reports on specific agenda items on the following schedule:

  • at least 72 hours prior to each regular City Council meeting, held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
  • at least 24 hours prior to each special City Council meeting, held as needed.

A copy of the Council agenda packet, once published, is also available for public review at the City Clerk's Office. Photocopies cost 10 cents per page.  The Council Agenda is posted in the glass case outside the Council Chamber and copies are provided for your convenience at City Council meetings.

Citizen Participation
The City Council encourages expression of opinions by its citizens on any matter of community interest that is within the Council's scope of authority. Appropriate methods for expressing these views are:

  • Oral comment during the Public Comments portion of the agenda
  • Written communications by email or letter
  • Oral requests