City Council

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Council Chamber
    760 Mattie Road
    Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Special and Closed Session Meetings

  • As noticed



You may contact the City Council by email at

Emails sent to the City Council at this address may be posted and/or distributed as public correspondence. Additionally, please note that email correspondence sent to or from members of the City Council is public record and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act.


The City of Pismo Beach is a general law city, governed by a City Council / City Manager form of government. The City Council is a five-member body comprising four City Council Members, who serve 4-year terms, and a Mayor, who serves a 2-year term. Following an election, the Council votes to appoint one of its members to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore for two years. All five members of the Council are elected by the registered voters of the city, from among the registered voters of the city, to represent the interests of the city as a whole. 

City Council Members act as the policy-makers for the city, appoint the City Manager and City Attorney, serve on a variety of governmental, quasi-governmental and community committees, and perform ceremonial functions. City Council Members receive monthly compensation and some expense reimbursement. 

All City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interest with the City Clerk's office. Copies of these filings (commonly known as Form 700s) filed by Council Members, along with other FPPC campaign filings, may be obtained from the FPPC or from the office of the City Clerk

Compensation & Benefits

Ordinance No. O-2007-008 sets compensation rates for the Mayor and Council members as follows:
  • Mayor - $814.80 monthly
  • Council Members - $514.80 monthly
In addition, each member of the Council is reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of Council's duties in the amount not to exceed as follows:
  • $55 for phone
  • $40 for internet
  • $150 for expenses

Health Benefits

Resolution No. R-2009-079 establishes the Health and Welfare Benefit contribution for members of the City Council.