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  City Council
photo of 2014 Walnut Creek City Council

The 2014 Walnut Creek City Council
From left: Justin Wedel, Loella Haskew, Mayor Kristina Lawson, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Simmons, Cindy Silva

There are five City Council members. They are elected at large for 4-year, staggered terms; elections are held in November of each even-numbered year. To learn more about individual Council members, click here. Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 1666 North Main Street. For an agenda of the next meeting, click here. All Council meetings are televised live over Comcast Channels 28 and Channel 26 (Rossmoor), on Astound Channel 29, and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. The meeting broadcast is repeated in its entirety the following Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. on Comcast Channels 28 and 26 and on Astound Channel 29.

To meet with the Mayor, call the City Manager's Office at (925) 256-3504. Council members may also be reached by contacting the City Manager's office. You may email comments to the Mayor at mayor@walnut-creek.org.

City Council Streaming Video (Live and Archived Meetings)

How to Participate in City Council Meetings

The public may address the City Council on all items on the agenda. For each item, the Mayor will call for speakers after the staff report is presented and prior to Council discussion. If you wish to address to City Council at those times, fill out a speaker's card (by the entry door of the Council chamber) and give it to the City Clerk before the item is called.

The public may also speak about items not on the agenda during the Public Communications portion of the meeting. Again, fill out a speaker's card and give it to the City Clerk.

To ensure equal treatment of all speakers, the following time limits are in effect:

  • Public Communications:
    • 3 minutes for all speakers
  • Public Hearings, Appeals, Council Considerations:
    • 15 minutes for applicants/appellants
    • 10 minutes for an organized presentation by a group spokesperson
    • 3 minutes for individual speakers
    • 5 minutes for rebuttal by applicant/appellant