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

Dr. Monica Sánchez(Mayor)

Dr. Monica Sánchez was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in a Special Election held in November 2019.

Erik Lutz(Mayor Pro Tem)

The Honorable Councilman was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in November 2020.

Gustavo V. Camacho(Councilmember)

Gustavo Camacho is honored to represent the City of Pico Rivera for over 10 years on the City Council.

Raul Elias(Councilmember)

Raul Elias is a product of Pico Rivera attending South Ranchito, North Park Middle School and graduating from El Rancho High School in 1968.

Mayor
Dr. Monica Sanchez
Mayor Pro Tem
Erik Lutz
Councilmember
Gustavo V. Camacho
Councilmember
Raul Elias
Councilmember
Andrew C. Lara

Council Meetings

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 6615 Passons Boulevard in Pico Rivera, California in the Council Chamber.

The Agenda or Order of Business

Per Resolution No. 6787, the order of business of the City Council shall be as follows:

  • Roll Call
  • Invocation
  • 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
  • Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Closed Session
  • Adjournment

Public Comments

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.

You may also attend the meeting through a computer or telephone.

By computer: Zoom Link;  ZOOM Meeting ID: 942 2078 2537; Passcode: 443295

By Telephone: 1 669 900-6833, Enter Code: 94220782537#; 443295#

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.

*COVID-19 UPDATE – In the interest of Public Health, City Hall and City Council Meetings are currently closed to the public.  At this time, no physical presentations will be made during City Council Meetings. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information.

City Council Meeting Schedule

City Council Calendar of Meeting Dates for 2022
 January 11 July 12
 January 25 July 26 (Dark)
 February 8 August 9
 February 22 August 23
 March 8 September 13
 March 22 September 27
 April 12 October 11
 April 26 October 25
 May 10 November 8
 May 24 November 22 (Dark)
 June14 December 13
 June 28 December 27 (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.

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