City Council Meetings

City Council Meetings take place on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, twice a month. The public is encouraged to participate in these meetings by reading the agenda, making public comment, and attending/watching the meeting.

City Council Meeting 2022 Calendar
City Council Meeting Agendas
City Council Meeting Livestream

City Council Meeting Re-Caps:

Re-Cap Meeting - March 7, 2023

City Council Meeting Re-Cap - January 24, 2023
Re-Cap Meeting - January 24, 2023

City Council Meeting Re-Cap - December 10, 2022
Re-Cap Meeting - December 10, 2022

Key Focus Areas

One Stockton

Stocktonians are known for our grit, resiliency, and commitment to community. Stockton has come together to address the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness, and public safety; we have done this in ways the city has not seen before. It is through this collaboration that Stockton positions itself to rebound quicker, rebuild faster, and revitalize our city. Stockton is at the precipice of change and our future success is limitless if we stay committed to collaboration and participation in the work ahead. Unity is key to realizing the change we all want and desire. Stockton, this is our pathway forward towards success: working together to solve the critical issues facing our city - as One Stockton.

Key Focus Areas

Housing and Homelessness Economic Opportunity Digital Democracy Public Safety Youth Programming and Development

News & Media

Community highlights, local events and the Mayor's Office in the news.

Your Government

Stockton's Mayor's Office and our local government structure.

Portrait of Kevin Lincoln

Kevin Lincoln

Portrait of Marla Livengood

Marla Livengood

Portrait of Dana Sovinec

Dana Sovinec

Portrait of Erika Williams

Erika Williams

Government Structure

Council-Manager Form Of Government

What Is A Council - Manager Form Of Government?

In the Council-Manager form of government, the City Council is the governing body of the city, elected by the public to serve the people, and the City Manager is hired by the council to carry out the policies it establishes. The council consists of seven members, including the Mayor who is elected by the people as defined in the city charter.

The council provides legislative direction, while the city manager is responsible for day-to-day administrative operations of the city based on the council's recommendations. The mayor and council, as a collegial body, are responsible for setting policy, approving the budget, and determining the tax rate. The manager serves as the council's chief advisor. City Managers also serve at the pleasure of the council and are responsible for preparing the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and hiring and firing personnel.

Each Council Member represents and serves a district within the city and resides in that district. The Mayor represents the entire city and is the Chair of City Council.