City Council


  • First and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
  • Norton Younglove Senior Center, 908 Park Avenue, Calimesa, CA 92320

Council meetings are open public meetings. Council organization and procedure during meetings is in accordance with the Council's Rules of Procedure. If a regular meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting shall be conducted the following Tuesday.

Brown Act Regulations - Council's Rules of Procedure

The primary intent of California’s open meeting law, the Brown Act, is that the people’s business be conducted openly and transparently, after providing an opportunity to the largest number of members of the public to directly address the council before the council takes action on any item. The Brown Act mandates that city councils adopt rules for “the conduct of business” and requires that agendas for regular meetings provide “an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the legislative body on any item of interest to the public,” including agenda items before or during the legislative body’s consideration of the item that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the legislative body.

The Brown Act provides that city councils “may adopt reasonable regulations to ensure the intent” of the Brown Act is carried out.  Pursuant to the Brown Act, Calimesa Municipal Code Section 2.10.060 provides that the Calimesa City Council may, from time to time, adopt by resolution rules of procedure for the conduct of meetings.  The rules of procedure, as amended by the City Council, provide an opportunity for members of the public to directly address the City Council on any item on the agenda before consideration of the item, in full compliance with the Brown Act, at a reasonable time.  Periodically, the Calimesa City Council reviews and amends its rules of procedure to facilitate the efficient and transparent conduct of the City’s business at a reasonable hour.

Council's Rules of Procedure(PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agenda Packets and Minutes are available to view in our Agenda Center.

Agenda packets are posted online on Thursday prior to the City Council meeting. The minutes will be posted online once they have been approved by the Council and the Successor Agency to the Calimesa Redevelopment Agency. 

Any public writings distributed by the City to at least a majority of the Council Members regarding any item on this regular meeting agenda will be made available at the public counter at City Hall located at:

908 Park Avenue
Calimesa, CA 92320

The agendas are posted at the Calimesa Library, Norton Younglove Senior Center, and City Hall. Access prior years minutes and packets for the Council and CSA by contacting the City Clerk's Office at 909-795-9801.

About the Council

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.

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.

Council Legislation

  • 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.