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City of Pismo Beach
760 Mattie Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Ph: (805) 773-4657
City Council

The City of Pismo Beach is a general law city, governed by a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of five members, selected through a municipal election to serve a four-year term; the Mayor serves a two-year term. Each member must be a registered voter in the City. Each member represents the interests of the City as a whole.

Elections are conducted on staggered terms so transition of a continuing measure is maintained from one Council to the next.

Unless otherwise noticed, City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Council Chamber, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach.


NOTE: E-Mail correspondence sent to or from members of the City Council via the City's website are considered public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act.

City Council Members, Shelly Higginbotham, Erik Howell, Mary Ann Reiss, Kris Vardas, and Ed Waage, 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 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 Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.
The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 760 Mattie Road, California 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 at"

Compensation and 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:

$55.00 for phone, $40.00 for Internet, and $150.00 for expenses.

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