City 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:
Each year, the City Council selects the Mayor. Together, the mayor and council appoint:
Click here for a contact sheet of your current Council Members with emails and phone numbers

About the Mayor's Office

Annually, the council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Vice Mayor. The Mayor presides at council meetings, appoints council members to various internal and external committees, attends community events as the council's representative, and performs other ministerial duties. The Vice Mayor presides in the Mayor's absence.

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

Regular meetings of the City Council are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, at 6pm, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA. To request that the City Council considers an item on an upcoming agenda, contact the City Manager. To request notification when the City Council agendas are published, click here.

Public Comment

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

The City Council has adopted a policy to treat emails involving City business to or from City Council Members as public records. The Council Members welcome email input from City residents and property owners, however those emails are public records that will be disclosed on request unless some law requires otherwise (as for emails to and from the City's lawyers). Accordingly, if you email Council Members regarding City business, your email, email address, and name can be publicly disclosed.

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.