1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, special meetings are held as needed,
City Council Chambers at City Hall
At these public meetings, the City Council makes policy determinations; approves agreements and contracts; adopts ordinances (local laws) and regulations; and authorizes the expenditure of City funds. The City Council also serves as the Board of Directors for the Redevelopment Agency of the City Council.
Members of the City Council also develop and maintain significant intergovernmental relations with local, state, and federal agencies in order to enhance the economic vitality of Seaside.
Agendas and materials for regular meetings are available at least 72 hours prior to each regular meeting. To receive agenda notifications via email, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 831-899-6707 or by email. Minutes are available following approval.
Elections are held every two years in a general election in November of even-numbered years. The Mayor serves 2 year terms and four members of the City Council who have overlapping 4 year terms; every two years, two members of the City Council are also selected by the voters through a general election. Each member of the City Council, including the Mayor, is not subject to term limits.
Council/City Manager Form of Government
The City of Seaside is a General Law City with a Council / Manager form of government. The five-member City Council is a legislative and policy-making body that is elected on a nonpartisan basis to represent the residents of Seaside.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to manage the daily operations of the City and is responsible for making policy recommendations to the City Council and implementing City Council policy directives.