La Cañada City Council
How our local government works
Our city is governed by a council-manager form of government. In this style of government, a city council serves as the elected legislative and policy-making body of the city. The council then appoints a City Manager, City Attorney, City Treasurer, as well as members of all advisory bodies. The City Manager serves as an advisor to the council in a similar way to a CEO advising a Board of Supervisors for a company. The La Canada City Council consists of 5 members who are each elected to four year terms. Every year one member is selected to be the Mayor, but this is largely a ceremonial title in this form of government.
Our City Council has published the following list of goals and objectives:
To have a friendly, efficient, responsive City Government.
To maintain a healthy financial condition.
To maintain the character of the community: a safe, family-friendly residential community.
To participate with the School District on issues of common concern.
To improve the commercial sector and major thoroughfares of the City.
To provide a safe, healthy environment for the residents of our community.
To facilitate the appreciation of the diversity of our residents.
Regular City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 pm.
How Our City Council Can Help You !
We elect our representatives so that they can serve as our advocates!
While La Canada is incorporated into Los Angeles County, our City is largely controlled by our local government and we only rely on the County for certain resources such as the services of the Health Department and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. This means that our local elections matter and directly impact the policies that shape our daily lives in La Canada! As listed above, the first goal of our City Council is "to have a friendly, efficient, responsive City Government" so attend a meeting or send an email and talk to our council about what you are passionate about! No cause is too big or too small. This is our community and our Council is here to help us create the change we want to see!
Michael Davitt and Jonathan Curtis will end their respective terms in March of 2022. The remaining three council members will end their terms in March of 2024.