City Council

The City of Long Beach operates with a council-manager form of government. The governing body consists of a five members. The City Council members elect the President of the Council and appoint the City Manager. The City Council members are elected for two or four-year terms. The terms are staggered so that three terms expire every two years. There is no limitation as to the number of terms which may be served by individual members.

The Council meets semi-monthly to approve various resolutions, ordinances, and other measures including the City’s annual budget. City Council Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm on the *6th floor of City Hall. All Council meetings are recorded and posted on the City’s City Council Meeting Webpage. The Council holds a Good and Welfare session after every regular meeting giving residents the opportunity to address the Council on any subject matter that is within the jurisdiction of the City Council and that does not appear as a regular agenda item. The City Council is not permitted (by law) to take any action during the public comment period, but it may refer matters to the staff for response or official action at a future date. Please call 431-1000 x 7200 to reach the members of the City Council.


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