City Council


  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • City Hall
    8650 California Avenue
    South Gate, CA 90280

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are prepared prior to each meeting, minutes are available following approval.


Each of the 5 City Council Members are elected at-large to serve staggered 4-year terms of office. Meet your City Council Members:


Each year the 5 City Council Members select a presiding officer to serve as Mayor. In addition, City Council Members serve as the chair members for the City Manager as to the current and future direction of the city.

Fiscal Year Priorities

Each fiscal year, the City Council sets strategic goals. For Fiscal Year 2020-2021, the council prioritized:

  • Provide leadership in the creation of an urban orchard; a new park adjacent to the Los Angeles River
  • Continue to support the SELA Cultural Arts Center Project
  • Will consider awarding a new solid waste franchise agreement in late spring 2022
  • Continue the recruitment and selection of the next City Manager
  • Continue to seek ways to improve transparency with the general community on City operations
  • Consider approval of a new website platform by late summer 2021
  • Consider approval of a new Finance/Human Resources software package by winter 2021
  • Conduct a strategic planning session with the executive team and a member from each City commission by December 2021
  • Continue to participate in the School Safety Collaborative monthly meetings in partnership with LAUSD and the South Gate Police Department
  • Support the transition to “normal” (as it relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic) for the employees and residents of South Gate following the guidelines set by the Los Angeles County Health Department
  • Support and encourage the Community College District in the construction of the East Los Angeles Community College – South Gate campus

Legislative Platform

Annually, the City Council approves the City's Legislative Platform.  The Legislative Platform is a summary of locally approved policy statements that provide a framework for the City's response to federal, state and regional legislation.

2022 Legislative Platform(PDF, 10MB)