- 5:30 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
- Council Chamber, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Currently conducted with a virtual access option. Please refer to the meeting agenda for participation instructions.)
- Interactive agendas, videos*, and minutes are available in the Agenda Center.
- PDF-format agendas, packets, and reports are available in the Access Pismo public records portal.
- Televised meetings are also re-broadcast on Government Access Channel 20 at 1:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 6:00 p.m daily, during the week following the meeting.
- Archived video of all televised meetings is available here: City Council Video Archive
Special and Closed Session Meetings
- Times and locations as noticed. Agendas published 1 to 5 days prior.
- PDF-format agenda packets and minutes are available in the Agenda Center. Audio may be available for some meetings.
- PDF-format agendas, packets, and reports are available in the Access Pismo public records portal. Audio may be available for some meetings.
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- Ed Waage, Mayor (Two-year term ends 12/2022)
- Mary Ann Reiss, Mayor Pro Tempore (Four-year term ends 12/2022)
- Sheila Blake, Council Member (Four-year term ends 12/2022)
- Marcia Guthrie, Council Member (Four-year term ends 12/2024)
- Scott Newton, Council Member (Four-year term ends 12/2024)
Contact the Council / Submit Public Comment
The City Council may be contacted as follows:
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mail or hand-delivered correspondence:
City Hall, City Clerk's Office
760 Mattie Road
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
- General office phone: 805-773-4657
- In person / via Zoom: At any public meeting. Refer to agenda for date, time and location. Comment accepted on agenda items before action is taken. Special meetings may limit comment to agenda topics only.
Please note that communications to the Council are public record. In the case of comment on agendized items, public comment will be posted online in Access Pismo. Each Member may also be contacted individually. For more information about contacting the Council and making public comment, please visit Contacting the 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 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, via the Access Pismo public records portal, or from the office of the City Clerk.
Compensation & Benefits
Effective December 2018, Ordinance O-2018-005 sets compensation rates for the Mayor and Council Members as follows:
- Mayor - $1,072.20 monthly
- Council Members - $772.20 monthly
Effective December 2022 following the certification of the November 2022 General Election, Ordinance O-2022-006 sets compensation rates for the Mayor and Council Members as follows:In addition, per Resolution R-2022-067, 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 $95. Per Resolution R-2022-066, each member is also eligible to execute an agreement for the receipt of an automobile allowance in the amount of $100 per month to offset actual costs incurred in the course of public duty.
- Mayor - $1,226.64 monthly
- Council Members - $926.64 monthly
Resolution R-2009-079 establishes the Health and Welfare Benefit contribution for members of the City Council.
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