City Council

City Council Statement

The strength of our diverse community, state and nation emanates from our unity as Americans; unique individuals with different backgrounds and experiences who speak for all that practice and ensure fairness, respect and equity for ALL regardless of race, creed, color, religion, or sexual orientation; respect and uphold the United States Constitution and the ideals contained therein guaranteed to ALL citizens including the right to free speech, peaceful assembly, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances; further we denounce all forms, ideas and expressions of hate, racism, intolerance, and discrimination of any kind. Aliso Viejo supports and encourages public safety and the rule of law and order administered fairly, equitably, and appropriately without fear or favor, malice, or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence.

Adopted July 8, 2020

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • 12 Journey
    Suite 100
    Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

City Council meetings are broadcast live on Cox Communications Channel 851 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and rebroadcast on the following Wednesday.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are typically posted by 4 p.m. on the Friday before the meeting.  Video links are typically made available the morning following the meeting.  Minutes are available following approval.
View recent agendas, videos, and minutes

City Council Elections

Elections for City Council seats are held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years, coinciding with state and national elections. Council Members are elected at-large for a four-year term. Council Members serve "staggered" terms, meaning that each election fills either two or three open seats.

Selection of Mayor

The City’s Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are selected at the first meeting of each December to serve a one-year term beginning January 1. These positions are filled by sitting Council Members by a vote of the majority of members.