The residents of Huntington Beach are represented by a seven-member, part-time City Council. The City Council establishes policies and priorities for the provision of effective and efficient municipal services. The City Council is the city’s legislative authority and sets the policies under which the city operates. The City Council’s duties include establishing goals and policies, enacting legislation, adopting the city’s operating budget, and appropriating the funds necessary to provide service to the city’s residents, businesses, and visitors.
Huntington Beach’s mayor is selected annually from among the City Council Members and is charged with running the City Council meetings and representing the city throughout the community and region.
City Council Members
|Mayor||Gracey Van Der Mark||2026|
|Mayor Pro Tem||Pat Burns||2026|
|Council Member||Casey McKeon||2026|
|Council Member||Dan Kalmick||2024|
|Council Member||Natalie Moser||2024|
|Council Member||Rhonda Bolton||2024|
|Council Member||Tony Strickland||2026|
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise announced, the meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at 2000 Main Street and typically begin at 4 P.M. with a study session or 5 P.M. with a closed session meeting. The open session portion of the City Council meeting starts at 6 P.M. and can be viewed on HBTV via Channel 3 or online. Past City Council meetings are also archived on the City's website.
Lastly, the City Council meetings are rebroadcast on HBTV on Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6pm.
The Public Comments portion of the meeting is at the beginning of the meeting. During Public Comments, anyone may address the City Council on any issue for a maximum of three minutes.
Would you like to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to receive a Mayor's Spotlight Award Certificate? Is there a winning team, individual or service club that deserves recognition? Please fill out the request form to request a certificate or proclamation from the City and allow four weeks from the submission date.
The City Council’s office is located on the fourth floor of City Hall at 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. The City Council’s Administrative Assistant can be reached at 714-536-5553.
Section 302 of the City Charter sets a stipend of $175 a month for each Council Member it also states that "each member of the City Council shall receive reimbursement on order of the City Council for Council authorized traveling and other expenses when on official duty upon submission of itemized expense account therefore. In addition, members shall receive such reasonable reimbursement to them of other routine and ordinary expenses, losses and costs imposed upon them by virtue of their serving as City Council Members."
Based on this provision Municipal Code 2.28 was adopted in 1989. It sets an additional monthly allowance of $698 per month for each Council Member and $936 for the Mayor to be adjusted annually by the consumer price index for all urban consumers, all items, 1982-84 equals 100, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the Los Angeles/Anaheim/Riverside Metropolitan Area (CPI). Further, such expense allowance need not be accounted for by the recipient.
In calendar year 2021, each Council Member received approximately $1,688 per month. The Mayor received approximately $2,291 a month. A detailed accounting of compensation received by each Council Member is available in the link below.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California 92648. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov.
City Councilmembers serve on various Boards and Commissions for the City. They also serve on outside agency boards or commissions. The list below shows the different city boards as well as the outside agencies that council members may serve on.
Huntington Beach’s City Council Members are part-time elected officials. While they are frequently in the office, if you are interested in meeting with a Council Member, please call the City Council office at 714-536-5553 to schedule an appointment.
You can write to the City Council at 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
You can also send an email to [email protected] to reach all seven City Council Members.
Please note: All comments and messages submitted to the City Council regarding agenda items are public record.