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The City of Calimesa was incorporated on December 1, 1990 and is a “General Law” City and is governed by a Council-Manager form of government. The five-member City Council is directly elected to staggered, four-year terms. The city is not comprised of districts or wards and the Council members are therefore elected on an "at-large" basis and the Mayor is elected annually by a vote of the Council. The Council is responsible for policy development and appoints a City Manager to oversee policy implementation and overall City operations.
Council meetings are open public meetings and are held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Norton Younglove Sr. Center. Council organization and procedure during meetings is in accordance with the Council's Rules of Procedure. The official posting area for all City Council Meeting Agendas is City Hall, Calimesa Library and Norton Younglove Sr. Center. Agenda Packets/Minutes are also available online.
Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
The City Council also serves as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Board of Directors and the City Manager serves as the Executive Director. The Chairperson and Vice-Chair of the Agency are elected by a vote of its members. Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Agendas/Minutes are included on the City Council Agendas/Minutes webpage.
Ordinance: An Ordinance is a law enacted by the City Council under powers delegated to it by State laws. Ordinances are the laws of a municipality and generally pertain to land use changes, building guidelines, noise limitations and the like. An ordinance is introduced at one meeting and then considered for passage at a second meeting of the City Council. It becomes effective 30 days after final passage. An ordinance can be repealed or amended by a subsequent ordinance and is subject to referendum by the electorate. It is the most binding form of action taken by the Council.
Resolution: A resolution may be passed expressing the policy of the City Council or directing certain types of procedural or administrative actions. They are generally used for approving agreements, procedures or fund appropriations. It requires only one reading and may be changed by a subsequent resolution.
Motion: A motion requires majority council approval for a procedural or administrative action. Motions are usually used for disposition of business items on the agenda. When the City Council is not prepared to take definite action or when further study or information is needed, the City Council may refer the matter to staff, and advisory body, or a citizens’ group for study or report.
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