City Council


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • City Hall
    8650 California Avenue
    South Gate, CA 90280

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.


Each of the 5 City Council Members are elected at-large to serve staggered 4-year terms of office. Meet your City Council Members:


Each year the 5 City Council Members select a presiding officer to serve as Mayor. In addition, City Council Members serve as the chair members for the City Manager as to the current and future direction of the city.

Fiscal Year Priorities

Each fiscal year, the City Council sets strategic goals. For Fiscal Year 2016-17, the council prioritized:
  • Improve communications and civic engagement
  • Continue refining the 5-year budget forecast, adopting a responsible budget and funding reserves
  • Encourage economic development and workforce development
  • Continue creating and protecting strong and sustainable neighborhoods
  • Continue infrastructure improvements
  • Maintain community-based police services
Strategic Planning
On April 28, 2017, the City Council held a Special Meeting to begin discussing strategic planning topics for Fiscal Year 2017-18 and beyond. The City Council received the following department overview and special topic presentations by the City's Executive Management Team:

Legislative Platform

Annually, the City Council approves the City's Legislative Platform. The Legislative Platform is a summary of locally approved policy statements that provide a framework for the City's response to federal, state and regional legislation.


Nearly each meeting, the City Council honors residents and community members for numerous accomplishments. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized please contact the City Council Office.