The City Council is the legislative body for the City of Pico Rivera and is charged with making policy decisions in an open, public setting in a spirit of equity, fairness and transparency. The City Council sets the vision for the City through adopted Ordinances and Resolutions, which constitute the laws of the City. These policies are then executed and carried out by the City Manager as Chief Executive Officer for the City.
There are five council members who are all elected at large on a non-partisan basis. Because the City has a rotating Mayoral system a member of the City Council serves as Mayor and is the presiding officer of the Council. The agenda for each City Council meeting is directed by the City Manager and is prepared and assembled by the City Clerk.
Council members also serve as the Board of Directors of the Pico Rivera Successor Agency, the Housing Assistance Agency and the Pico Rivera Water Authority. A separate agenda is prepared for meetings of these bodies, which are typically held in conjunction with regular City Council meetings.
Meet Your Council
Mayor Pro Tem
Andrew C. Lara
Gustavo V. Camacho
John R. Garcia
Dr. Monica Sanchez
The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month unless the meeting is cancelled by Council action. The City Council meets at 6767 Passons Boulevard in Pico Rivera, California in the Parks & Recreation Community Room.
Regular City Council Meeting Schedule
|Regular Meeting Dates for 2023|
|January 10||July 11|
|January 24||July 25 (Dark)|
|February 14||August 8 (Dark)|
|February 28||August 22 (Dark)|
|March 14||September 12|
|March 28||September 26|
|April 11||October 10|
|April 25||October 24|
|May 9||November 14|
|May 23 (Dark)||November 28 (Dark)|
|June 13||December 12|
|June 27||December 26 (Dark)|
Meetings are also broadcast daily via the City’s Cable Channel CTV 3 at 11:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. Click here to watch the latest City Council meeting.
The Agenda or Order of Business
Per Resolution No. 6787, the order of business of the City Council shall be as follows:
- Roll Call
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Special Presentations
- Public Hearings
- Oral Communication on agenda and non-agenda items (Yellow and Green Cards)
- Reading, Correcting, approving minutes of Previous meeting
- Consent Calendar and Legislative Action
- Old Business
- New Business
- Closed Session
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON ANY LISTED AGENDA ITEMS, PLEASE EMAIL THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE PRIOR TO 4:00 P.M. AT PUBLICCOMMENTS@PICO-RIVERA.ORG. ALL EMAILS WILL BE READ INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD.
REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING IS REQUIRED.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
TO JOIN BY COMPUTER PLEASE USE THE INFORMATION BELOW:
How to Participate During the Meeting:
Members of the public are encouraged to participate under public comments on any agenda and non-agenda items of interest by simply utilizing the “raise hand” feature during public comments. When called upon to speak please state your name for the record. Members of the public are not required to submit a notification in advance.
Decorum at Council Meetings
If you wish to speak during any of the oral or public comment portions of the City Council meeting, please fill out the desired color-coded card as you enter the Council Chamber and prior to the start of the meeting at 6:00 p.m. Once the meeting has begun no further cards will be accepted.
Color-Coded speakers cards are as follows:
- Use Green card to speak on items that are listed on the agenda or any other City-related business.
- Use Yellow card to speak on items that are listed under the heading of Public Hearing.
Any person wishing to address the City Council has 3 minutes to do so. Please direct your remarks to the City Council as a body not to any particular individual. While we encourage your comments, please be respectful in your communications towards the City Council being mindful that these meetings are televised to a large audience.
As soon as your name is called by the Presiding Officer (Mayor), please step up to the podium, state your name for the record and begin your remarks. The timer upfront will indicate yellow to warn you about the expiration of your time, the red light will come up when your time has fully expired. When you see the red light, please conclude your remarks and step off the podium so that the next speaker may approach.
Members of the audience are asked to refrain from clapping or otherwise speaking from their seats and out of turn. Those not abiding by these basic standards of decorum may be escorted from the meeting.
For further information on these guidelines, please visit the municipal code Section 2.08.050.
REQUEST for Proclamation or certificate Presentation
If you wish to have an Official Proclamation or City Certificate presented at a City Council Meeting, please read the City of Pico Rivera Request for Proclamation or Certificate Policy. Proclamations or Certificates presented at a City Council Meeting may be limited due to time, and will be scheduled on a first request basis. To request a Proclamation or Certificate, please fill out this form.