City Council

In compliance with the State and County Shelter at Home Orders, and as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, which allows for a deviation of teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act, City Council meetings will be held by teleconference only until further notice

Meetings can be viewed on Channel 20 and are live streamed on the City’s website and on www.slo-span.org.  Members of the public may provide public comment during the meeting by calling (805) 321-6639 to provide public comment via phone (the phone line will open just prior to the start of the meeting at 6:00 PM) or written public comments can be submitted via email to gbadmin@groverbeach.org prior to the Council meeting start time of 6:00 PM. If submitting written comments in advance of the meeting, please note the agenda item. Written comments will be read out loud during the City Council meeting on the appropriate agenda item subject to the customary 3-minute time limit.  

Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • First and Third Monday of each month
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    154 S. Eighth Street
    Grover Beach, CA 93433

City Council meetings are televised live on Grover Beach local government cable access Channel 20 and the Internet. For more information, see meeting broadcast schedule. City Council audio files from previous meetings are also available online.

Agendas, Staff Reports & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Minutes of the meetings are also available following approval.
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Members

View information regarding terms of office, compensation, a list of current Council Members, and how to contact your City Council.

Elective Office and Responsibilities of Elected Officials

The City of Grover Beach is a general law city governed by a Council-Manager form of government. Under this form of government, the City County is the policy making body and the City Manager is responsible for carrying out Council policy.  The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is the administrative head of the government, including being empowered to appoint all city department heads with the exception of the City Attorney.

The City Council is comprised of five members elected at large to represent the city. The office of Mayor is directly elected for a two-year term. The office of Council Member is a four-year term, with terms expiring at staggered intervals. General Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years. At the first meeting in December, the Mayor selects a member of the City Council to serve for one year in the position of Mayor Pro Tem (pursuant to Resolution No. 08-18).

The Mayor and Council Members are not full-time officials. They are business people, homemakers, retirees, and employees from all of life’s endeavors. They are citizen representatives charged with developing the City’s policies, approving ordinances and resolutions, making land use decisions, approving agreements and contracts, and hearing appeals on decisions made by City staff or advisory committees. Each Council Member also represents the City as a liaison to various regional boards and commissions.

City Council meetings are open to the public, with the exception of Closed Sessions.  The Mayor chairs City Council meetings and is the presiding officer for the City Council but does not have veto power.  The City Council Members and the Mayor have equally weighted votes. All statements and questions during Council meetings must be addressed to the Mayor and City Council.

The City Council holds regular meetings, which are open to the public, on the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 154 S. Eighth Street. Special meetings are held as necessary. A complete agenda packet is available for public review by 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding Council meetings on the City’s website at www.groverbeach.org. You may subscribe to receive automatic email notifications when agendas and meetings are posted using the “Notify Me” feature located on the City’s website.

City Council Goals and Work Programs

The City Council annually sets goals to determine the highest priorities for the City organization to implement each fiscal year. On March 16, 2020 the Council adopted its list of Council Goals for 2020-21 (click here for the Council Goals). The goals are shown in three categories of relative priority: Major City Goals, Other Important Goals, and Address as Resources Permit. The Major City Goals for 2020-21 are:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Public Safety
  • Streets and Other Capital Improvements

The Council also approves work programs developed by staff for each of the Major City Goals to specify what will be done over the next year in carrying out the goal.