City Council's Office
Deputy Mayor - District 3
Council Member - District 4
Council Member - District 2
Council Member - District 1
Council Executive Assistant
The City Council is the governing body of the City and consists of an elected Mayor and four elected Council Members, as detailed in Chapter 2.20 of the Encinitas Municipal Code. The Mayor is a two-year term and Council members are elected on staggered four-year terms. The Deputy Mayor is selected each year by a majority vote of the City Council.
In addition to the specific direction given to the City Manager at Council meetings, Council also adopts goals and procedures which define services the City should provide for its residents. The Council approves the City's Financial Plan and Capital Improvement Plan.
The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and is recognized as the head of the City Government for ceremonial purposes. The Mayor acts as the official representative for the City in agreements with other governmental entities, but has no administrative duties except those required to carry out the responsibilities outlined in the City Municipal Code.
City Council typically meets the second, third, and fourth Wednesday of each month for regular Council meetings beginning at 6:00 p.m. Special meetings are also held on an "as needed" basis in order to address special issues or conduct special public workshops.
The Mayor and City Council serve as Board Members of the San Dieguito Water District, Encinitas Housing Authority, and the Encinitas Financing Authority. In addition, Council Members represent the City on various regional boards, commissions, and committees.
City Council Committees
The City's Strategic Plan was developed in 2013 and contains the Council's Vision, Mission, Operating Principles and Strategic Focus Areas and key Goals.
View the latest Strategic Plan document
City Council Compensation
- Encinitas Municipal Code 2.20.035 Compensation
- Resolution 2010-15 - City Council and Commission Ethics Training Policy and Expense Reimbursement Policy
City Council Travel Expenses
FPPC Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
City Council Members are required to file the Fair Political Practices (FPPC) Form 700 – Statement of Economic Interests as required by Government Code Section 87200. 87200 Filers for the City include the Mayor and City Council Members, Planning Commission, City Manager, City Attorney, Director of Finance/City Treasurer and Mayor/Council candidates. The conflict of interest code is included in Encinitas Municipal Code Section 2.12.
The Mayor and City Council Members file their Statements annually and are available for public review upon request by visiting the City Clerk's Office at 505 S. Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 or by contacting the City Clerk's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also obtain a copy of the statement of economic interests directly from the Fair Political Practices Commission website.
County, State and Federal Elected Representatives
California State Representatives
- Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, California 76th Assembly District
- Senator Catherine Blakespear, California 38th Senate District
- Governor Gavin Newsom
U.S. Federal Representatives
- Senator Dianne Feinstein
- Senator Alex Padilla
- Representative Mike Levin, California 49th Congressional District
San Diego County Representative
- Terra Lawson-Remer, San Diego County 3rd Supervisorial District
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