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Five Things You Should Know About Your City Council

Do you know what your City Council does or where it meets?

The city of Laguna Niguel was incorporated in 1989 and has a population of 65,096 according to the latest U.S. census.

Laguna Niguel has a as its legislative body. The council is responsible for such things as enacting local ordinances, adopting a city budget and capital improvement program and the review and adoption of policies, agreements and contracts.

But maybe there are some things that you did not know about your City Council:

1.     Five members sit on the City Council, and they are elected by residents. They serve four-year staggered terms.

2.     Every year, the City Council appoints a and a mayor pro tem from its own membership to serve one-year terms.

3.     The City Council also chooses the city manager andcity attorney, as well as the members of the various citizen advisory boards, commissions and ad hoc committees. 

4.     The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the  27841 La Paz Rd.

5.     If you want to stand up and be heard on any matter, whether or not it appears on the agenda, you may do so under the "public communications"  portion of the Each individual must complete a "request to speak" form. But be prepared: A speaker is only allowed three minutes to address the City Council. No action will be taken on any item not on the agenda.

Terri Bruno June 14, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Great information- Thank you for sharing!
Debbie L. Sklar June 14, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Terri: Glad it was helpful.

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