City Council

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council is comprised of five members elected at large to four-year overlapping terms.  Annually, the City Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor, and one member to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.  Both the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem positions are largely ceremonial and are afforded no more decision-making authority than any other City Council Member.  

The City Council acts as the legislative body for the community, establishing all City laws and policies.  The City Council is assisted by five commissions and two committees to advise on matters within specific areas of responsibility.  The City Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney and City Treasurer as well as members of all advisory Commissions, Boards and Committees.  The City Council also acts as the governing board for the Public Improvement Corporation, Sanitation Districts No. 28 and No. 34, and the LCF Local Financing Authority.

 Goals & Objectives The City Council has established specific Goals & Objectives for the City, as follows:
  1. To have a friendly, efficient, responsive City Government;
  2. To maintain a healthy financial condition;
  3. To maintain the character of the community: a safe, family-friendly residential community;
  4. To participate with the School District on issues of common concern;
  5. To improve the commercial sector and major thoroughfares of the City;
  6. To provide a safe, healthy environment for the residents of our community; and
  7. To facilitate the appreciation of the diversity of our residents.
 City Council Representative AssignmentsAnnually, the Mayor appoints members of the City Council to represent the City on various agencies, or to serve on sub-committees for specific issues. In addition, Council Members serving on various agencies are appointed or elected by those agencies to other Boards. Click here for the list of assignments by the Mayor.
 Mayor's State of the City AddressEvery year the Mayor presents a State of the City Address covering activities from the previous year. Click here to view the most recent State of the City Address.
 FPPC ComplianceThe 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 these 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 One Civic Center Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, California 91011. 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 at