As the policy-making body of City government, the City Council is charged by law with meeting all the obligations and responsibilities of the City through the use of its general legislative powers. The Council Members are elected, at large, to four-year staggered terms. The City Council sets fiscal and operating policy and provides strategic direction to be followed by staff. The offices of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem rotate among the Council Members each year, typically in December. The Council also serves as the Board of Directors for the Housing Authority and Surplus Property Authority.
The City Council holds regular meetings on the First and Third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall (250 N. Ventura Road) View Agenda & Minutes.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 250 N. Ventura Road, Port Hueneme CA 93041. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.