The Office of the Mayor and five City Councilmembers comprise the City Council. The Mayor presides over the City Council meeting held twice a month in open public session in the Council Chamber. The City Council is a five member governmental body that serves the City at large but each member must reside within the geographic boundaries of their ward. It's duties under the City Charter include approval of the Annual Budget and oversight of the financial affairs of the City. The City Council has the power to adopt ordinances and resolutions, approve appointments to advisory boards and commissions, establish policy and approve programs, act on program and administrative recommendations of City staff, appropriate funds, approve contracts, and respond to concerns and needs of residents.
Together, the City Council and the Mayor govern the City of Eureka and appoint the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk. Individually, the Mayor and Councilmembers may represent the City by serving on state or regional boards.
The Eureka City Council regularly meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 5:00 p.m. for closed session, and 6:00 p.m. for open session. All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of the closed session portion. Time is allowed during every council meeting for the public to address the council. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of Eureka City Hall at 531 “K” Street, Eureka.
See the Meeting Calendar for posted meetings and agendas. for posted meetings and agendas.
Please click "A Guide to the City Council Meeting Process" for information regarding City Council Meeting procedures.
Eureka City Council meetings are broadcast live on Cable channel 10. For a list of times the Council meetings are re-broadcast, go to Access Humboldt's Cablecast Listing.
For information on City Boards and Commissions, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: All correspondence pertaining to city business is retained for the public record.