6615 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
As the City of Pico Rivera's elected legislative body, the City Council establishes the City Council's overall policy direction and is responsible for determining the size, scope, and financing of city services and projects. It also enacts all municipal legislation for the City and establishes land use policies through the General Plan and zoning regulations.
Five City Council members are elected, at large, for staggered four-year terms. The council members select one of the members to serve as Mayor and serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Municipal elections are held in even-numbered years on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All of these meetings are open to the public and include a period for receiving comments from the public.
Pico Rivera operates under the Council-Manager form of government whereby the City Council provides policy direction to a City Manager appointed by the Council. The City Manager is the administrative head of the City, responsible for carrying out the Council's policies and supervising the City's employees.
To help it determine policy, the City Council receives comments from the public, considers information and recommendations provided by the City Manager and other city staff members, and works closely with citizen advisory commissions. The members of these advisory groups are appointed by the Council to guide how best to meet the community's needs as relates to their group's specific area of concern. These advisory bodies include the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Sister City Commission.
In addition to appointing the City Manager, the City Council also appoints the City Attorney, the City Clerk, and the City Treasurer. The City Attorney is responsible for representing and advising the City on legal matters. The City Clerk conducts City elections, is the custodian of the City's records, and oversees all public hearings and contract bids. The City Treasurer is responsible for investing and safeguarding all the City's financial assets, ensuring the accurate reporting of its financial condition, and reviewing, approving, and reporting all financial transactions for the City.
The City contracts some municipal services with other public agencies. These include the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement service, the Los Angeles County Fire Department for fire protection and paramedic emergency services, and the Los Angeles County Library System to operate its two community libraries. The building, planning, recreation, public works, and engineering services to the community are provided directly by City staff.