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 the election, the Council then votes to appoint one of its members to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore (also known as a Vice-Mayor) 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 key staff such as the City Manager, serve on a variety of governmental, quasi-governmental and community committees, and perform ceremonial functions. City Council Members receive monthly compensation and 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 the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the office of the City Clerk.
  • The physical address of the FPPC is:
    428 J St.
    Suite 620
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • The physical address of the City Clerk's office is:
    760 Mattie Road
    Pismo Beach, CA 93449
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.

Compensation & Benefits
Ordinance No. O-2007-008 sets compensation rates for the Mayor and Councilmembers as follows:
  • Mayor - $814.80 monthly
  • Councilmembers - $514.80 monthly
In addition each member of the Council shall be 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.