City Council

  • 6 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Thursdays of each month
  • Clearlake City Hall Council Chambers
    14050 Olympic Drive
    Clearlake, CA 95422
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings according to the Brown Act. Minutes are available following approval. Please visit our Agendas and Minutes section of our website via the link to the left of this page for more information.
Five directly elected officials comprise the City Council. The terms of office are staggered. The mayor's position is rotated annually by selection of the City Council. The City Council is the policy-making body of the City of Clearlake and, in that capacity, approves and adopts ordinances and resolutions and takes action on other policy matters to provide community leadership. The City Council appoints the city manager and city attorney, as well as various commission, board, and committee members.

The council also directs staff on matters that meet the community's needs and service levels. In that process, the council oversees the financial condition of the city making the final determination on its ability to afford various programs and services. The council has served as the board of directors of the now dissolved Clearlake Redevelopment Agency (RDA) and now sits as the RDA's successor agency.

Notice of Council Member Vacancy

The City Council is seeking applications from Clearlake citizens for a vacant seat on the Clearlake City Council with a term expiring in November 2016. Individuals interested in applying for the vacancy of the City Council are encouraged to pick up an application for the position at the City Clerk’s office at 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake CA 95422. Applications are also available below, but original applications must be filed in person with the City Clerk. In order to be considered for this position, Applications must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 P.M., May 4, 2016.

The City Council will consider all applicants and make the appointment at the May 12, 2016 Regular City Council Meeting. For further information contact Melissa Swanson, City Clerk at 994-8201 Ext. 106 or via email at