Lakeport City Council
Lakeport is a beautiful community. We work to ensure it remains a wonderful place to raise a family, enjoy retirement, recreate, and live a healthy, fulfilling life.
The charm and values of the Lakeport community are what will endure for generations to come. Those attributes will be maintained, in part, through the effective delivery of municipal services.
DUTIES OF COUNCIL MEMBERS
The City Council for the City of Lakeport is comprised of five council members. The City Council adopts goals and policies which set the direction for the City. The Council also approves and adopts the City's Financial Plans, General Plan and the Capital Improvement Plan.
For the implementation of policies, the Council provides direction to the City Manager during Council meetings. In addition to appointing the City Manager and City Attorney, the Council is responsible for appointing members of City Commissions, Committees, and Boards.
In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, Council members serve as committee members/liaisons on various agencies and committees, including the Lake County/City Area Planning Council, the Lake County Solid Waste Management Task Force, the Lake County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority, the SB 621 Indian Gaming Funds Committee, and the Local Agency Formation Commission.
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Regular Council meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 Park Street. The public is invited to attend all Council meetings.
The City Council is elected to staggered four-year terms. There is an election each November of even numbered years with either two or three seats up for election. The Council selects a Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem from among its members to serve a one-year term. The Mayor presides over the Council meetings.
COUNCIL GOALS FY 2018-19
The current fiscal year 2018-19, we are enhancing our public safety and continuing street repairs and paving. Our focus is service delivery, economic vitality, and improving quality of life.
The City Council has set its sights on these goals through its budget. It has established objectives to enhance our participation in regional economic development activities; improve the safety, health, and security of its citizenry; and bolster service delivery by enhancing the City’s commitment to its people.
During the Council-Management strategic planning and goals setting session in March 2018, new City objectives for the 2018-19 budget were developed. They include the following and are presented in order of strongest support by Council:
- Public Safety – staffing/operations/surveillance cameras
- Road improvement – paving/equipment/staffing
- Complete flood recovery projects
- Create opportunities to provide small businesses with training, such as sales/marketing and growth
- Completion of the South Main Street/Soda Bay Road annexation
- Complete solar array project
- Replace aging patrol vehicles
- Economic development; such as Wi-Fi for downtown areas