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 2021-22
The City Council goals are reflected 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.
environmental and economic uncertainties. To this end the City Council has set the following goals for the fiscal year:
- Enhance the historic downtown and lakefront area through improving wayfinding signage downtown, rehabilitation of the Silveira Community Center to allow wider access by the community for events and programs, and support the efforts for the construction of the Lakefront Park.
- Continue efforts outlined in the Hotel Feasibility Study and Lakeport Lakefront Revitalization Plan to attract a full service lodging facility with dining and conference amenities.
- Develop a strategic plan for the creation of City Parks & Recreation Department.
- Amend city ordinances to permit cannabis retailers and other commercial cannabis activities.
- Establish policies to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Develop greater engagement with Lakeport Main Street Association (LMSA) roles and activities; increase the visibility of local businesses on social media; encourage ways to increase foot traffic to downtown businesses and fill vacant storefronts.
- Consider the adoption of a Property Maintenance Ordinance.
- Maintain appropriate staffing in Police Operations, Records and Evidence Divisions and technology related to the same.
- Develop and implement strategy to decrease Unfunded Actual Liabilities for Pensions and OPEB.
- Begin the construction of Lakefront Park.
- Complete annexation of the South Lakeport area.
- Expand retail opportunities throughout the City with emphasis on clothing and general retail.