Meet the Council
City Council Government
The City of Auburn is a general law city that operates under the council-manager form of municipal government, using a combined election and appointment system to create Auburn's staff of city officials. The City of Auburn is governed by a 5-member, elected City Council, which establishes overall policies for the city. City residents elect:
About the Mayor's Office
City Council Elections
Elections are held in November of even-numbered years, in which either 2 or 3 council members are elected to 4-year terms. The council members work together to enact laws and establish administrative policy for the city through the council's rules and regulations. Click here for current terms and further contact information for the Auburn City Council.
About Council Meetings
Submitting public comment to the City Clerk via email is the best way to get a public comment in for an upcoming City Council Meeting. Your subject line must state "Public Comment for....". It needs to be clear that you are aware that your statement will be made public, including anything in your email: your name, your email address, and any other information you provide. The email address is:
Public Information Disclosures
Appointments to Boards, Committees, & Commissions
It has been the City’s practice to allow the Mayor to nominate appointees to various boards and commissions. While most appointments provide no compensation, six of the nominations provide a stipend of $100 per meeting.
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulation 18705.5 permits a Councilmember to participate in discussion and voting on his or her appointment to a compensated position on a board or commission so long as the City discloses specific information on the City’s website using the FPPC Form 806. FPPC Form 806 is used to report compensation for membership on committees, boards or commissions of a public agency, special district, or joint powers agency.