The Stockton City Council meets on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 N. El Dorado Street, 2nd floor. Meetings are held on at least two Tuesday per month. Study Sessions and Special Meetings may occur on other days of the week.
For a schedule of meeting and potential meeting dates, please view:
Members of the public are welcome to attend City Council meetings. Meetings are streamed on the City of Stockton web site and can be viewed on local area cable Channel 97.
Stockton City Council Facts
- The first City Council was voted into office in 1850.
- The current form of government is that of City Manager-Council.
- The City Council is the governing body for the City of Stockton.
- The Council consists of seven (7) members, six (6) Councilmembers and the Mayor, each of whom have the right to vote on all matters coming before the Council.
- The six (6) Councilmembers are nominated from districts and elected by the City at-large.
- Must reside in and be a qualified elector (registered voter) of the district from which nominated and elected, for a period of not less than thirty (30) days prior to the filing of the nomination papers.
- Must reside in the district during term of office. Any member moving from said district during the term shall automatically forfeit office.
- Shall not hold any other City office or City employment during the term for which he or she is elected to the Council.
- Must declare under oath to accept the office in the event of election, and to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and of the State of California.
Effective July 1, 2015, the Mayor's salary will be $72,384 annually.
Previously, the Mayor's salary was $104,790 annually;
Effective July 1, 2015, each Councilmember's salary will be $16,529.04 annually.
Previously, each Councilmember's salary was $23,927 annually.
No more than two (2) terms as Mayor or Councilmember. However, service prior to January 1, 1989 does not disqualify any person for further service.
State of California Requirements - Statement of Economic Interests
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the City's elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.
- The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.
- The physical address of the City Clerk's Office is 425 North El Dorado Street, Stockton, California 95202.
The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website. Please see External Links below for a link to the FPPC web site.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/14/2015