City Council

Notice of Council Vacancy and Application for Vacant Seat

Notice is hereby given that Council Member Russell Perdock resigned his Council seat effective February 1, 2018, leaving a vacant seat on the Clearlake City Council.  Former Council Member Perdock’s term ends November 2018.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54974, this notice must be posted for twenty (20) days.

At the February 22nd Council meeting, the Council authorized the City Clerk to accept applications for the vacant seat for consideration of appointment on March 22nd. Applications are due to the City Clerk by March 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications are found at the link above or by contacting the City Clerk.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at (707) 994-8201 Ext. 106 or via email at 


  • 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.