About the City Council
The City of San Luis Obispo is a charter city and operates under the "Council-Mayor-City Manager" form of municipal government. The five-member City Council consist of the directly-elected Mayor and four City Council Members. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term and Council Members are elected to four-year terms.
The City Council is the legislative authority and sets the policies under which the City operates. The City Council has the power to adopt ordinances and resolutions, make appointments to the City's advisory bodies, establish policies and approve programs, appropriate funds, adopt budgets, and approve contracts. The Mayor presides at all meetings of the City Council and is recognized as the official head of the City for all ceremonial purposes.
Contact the City Council
To request a meeting with a Council Member please email Shannon Sims, Council and Administration Assistant, or call (805) 781-7123.
If you would like to send written comments to the City Council, please click the button below (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that comments will be sent to the City Council and select City staff. If your comments relate to an upcoming agenda item, your comments will be distributed and posted online as Agenda Correspondence, pursuant to the City Council Policies and Procedures.
E-Mail correspondence sent to or from members of the City Council via the City's website is considered public records and may be subject to disclosure and additional distribution pursuant to the Public Records Act, Brown Act, and Council Policies and Procedures.