City Council

City Government in Villa Park

Villa Park is governed by a five-member City Council. Every even-numbered year, either two or three members are elected by the voters at large for a four-year term. Council Members can only serve two full terms. Selection of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem is determined by the City Council each year.

The City Council deliberates and takes action in open session in compliance with the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act).

The City Council appoints the City Manager/City Clerk, who then works with a contracted City Attorney to carry out Council policies and to serve as executive officers for the City. Professionally qualified and experienced contracted and in-house personnel lead the City in providing municipal services to the public.

City Council Meetings
Regular City Council meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., except in the months of November and December when it may be different due to the holidays. Budget Study Sessions are generally held the on the second Tuesday in May and June at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers located at 17855 Santiago Blvd., Villa Park, CA 92861.

Council Meetings for the 2019 calendar year will be held on:

January 22, 2019

February 26, 2019

March 26, 2019

April 23, 2019

May 7, 2018 *Special Meeting-Budget Study Session

May 28, 2019

June 4, 2018 *Special Meeting-Budget Study Session

June 25, 2019

July 23, 2019

August 27, 2019

September 24, 2019

October 22, 2019

November 26, 2019

December 17, 2019

Council Meeting Agendas and Agenda Packets
At each study session and regular meeting, Council follows an Agenda which is prepared the preceding Thursday. The Agenda packets are delivered to the City Council prior to the meeting and are made available to the public at the City Hall counter and online on the City's website. Archived Agenda packets are also available in PDF format online. 

Televised Council Meetings

City Council meetings are televised live on Spectrum Cable Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live on the City’s website.

In order to view the video stream you must have an Adobe Flash Player installed. In most cases, if you do not have the software already installed, you will be automatically directed to the download page. To download this free software, visit Adobe’s website.

Explanation of City Council Actions
Motion - A motion proposes an action or decision of the Council such as the adoption of a resolution or approval of a budget amendment. 

Vote - Unless otherwise specified by the Charter or State law, a majority vote by the City Council is sufficient to pass a motion. 

Ordinances and Resolutions – An ordinance or amendment to an ordinance is a “legislative act” and, with few exceptions, requires two readings at two separate Council meetings after which it is published. Ordinances adopted in this manner take effect 30 days after adoption. Ordinances are the most binding and permanent type of Council action and may be repealed only by a subsequent ordinance. 

A resolution is a formal written action of the City Council generally on ministerial, administrative, or executive matters, but occasionally represents an action on legislative matters such as a general plan amendment. It requires only one reading, becomes effective upon adoption, and may be changed by a subsequent resolution or expire by its own terms. 

Unless a higher vote is required, the affirmative votes of at least three members of the City Council shall be required for the enactment of any ordinance or resolution, or for making or approving any order for the payment of money. 

Consent Calendar - In an effort to conduct more efficient Council meetings, the agenda contains a “Consent Calendar” which permits routine matters or non-controversial issues (minutes in PDF format, financial reports, resolutions, contracts, budget amendments, etc.) to be handled by one motion. There is no discussion of these items prior to the motion to approve the entire Consent Calendar unless a Council Member, staff or the public request that the item be removed for discussion and separate action. 

ADA Compliance
 
It is the intention of the City to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in all respects. If, as an attendee or a participant at a meeting, you will need special assistance beyond what is normally provided, the City will attempt to accommodate you in every reasonable manner. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to inform us of your particular need and to determine if the accommodation is feasible.

 

AB 1234 Training  

On October 7, 2005, the Governor Schwarzenegger signed Assembly Bill No. 1234. AB 1234 provides that if a local agency gives any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to, or reimburses the expenses of a member of its ‘legislative body’ (as that term is defined in California Government Code Section 54952), that local agency’s officials must receive training in ethics. 

 

 

Vince Rossini
Mayor
2016-2020
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Robbie Pitts
Mayor Pro Tem
2016-2020
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Robert Collacott
Council Member
 2018-2022
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Crystal Miles
Council Member
2018-2022
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Chad Zimmerman
Council Member
2018-2022
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