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:

City Council Meeting Re-Cap - February 8, 2022
Re-Cap Meeting - May, 3, 2022

City Council Meeting Re-Cap - February 8, 2022
Re-Cap Meeting - April 19, 2022

City Council Meeting Re-Cap - February 8, 2022
Re-Cap Meeting - April 05, 2022

Our Vision

Our Office's Vision for Stockton

One Stockton

Stocktonians are known for our grit, resiliency, and commitment to community. As we have faced the COVID-19 pandemic, homelessness, public safety concerns, and environmental and economic struggles, Stockton has come together 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. The winds of innovation and progress are upon us and our future success is limitless if we stay committed to collaboration and participation in the work ahead. We must be united if we are to witness 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.

3 Pillars

Housing and Homelessness Economic Opportunity Digital Democracy

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 Nadeja Steager

Nadeja Steager

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.