The Calabasas City Council
is composed of five members elected at large on a non-partisan basis to
serve four year overlapping terms. Municipal elections are held the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of odd-numbered years,
with three Councilmembers selected at one election and two at the next.
The November 3, 2015 election
will include two council seats and the Open Space Initiative.
The Council is the
legislative policy-making branch of City government. It is the Council's
responsibility to enact ordinances, resolutions and orders necessary for
governing the affairs of the City, to approve or amend the annual
budget, to authorize contracts on behalf of the City, act as the final
appeal body on rulings of commissions, appoint the City Manager, Chief
Financial Officer, and City Attorney, and all members of the various
commissions and committees.
The Mayor is selected by
the City Council, from one of its members, for a one year term and
serves as the official representative of the City for all legislative
and ceremonial purposes. The Mayor is the presiding officer at City
Council meetings and executes legal instruments and documents. However,
the Mayor is not vested with administrative authority.
The City Council is
assisted by several citizen commissions: Communications and Technology
Commission (CTC), Public Safety Commission, Environmental Commission,
Library Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning
Commission, Parks, Recreation & Education Commission and the Traffic &
The regular meeting of the
City Council is a vital part of the democratic process in the conduct of
the City's affairs. It is at Council meetings that laws, policies and
basic decisions are made for the government of Calabasas. All meetings
of the City Council are open to the public and citizens are encouraged
to attend to learn more about how the City operates. City Council
meetings are held in the Council Chambers, 100 Civic Center Way, at 7:30
p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
The City Council agenda is
the official order of business at Council meetings. Items for the agenda
are prepared and submitted to the City Council by the City Manager and
staff. The agenda is available online on the City’s website at
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