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City Council

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Intergovernmental Relations
The Mayor and City Council hold a number of special assignments and appointments to various boards and commissions dealing with other government agencies. Intergovernmental relations include state/county relations, the Vector Control District, the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the League of California Cities, and other local agencies.

The current City Council is as follows:


 Steven Hernandez November 2018


 Emmanuel Martinez November 2020


 Philip Bautista November 2020


 Steve Brown November 2018


 Betty Sanchez November 2018

Committee List

In compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54972, the following appointment list shows all boards, commissions, and committees which are appointed by the legislative body of the local agency and the dates of their terms of office. Click here for the Committee List.


FPPC Form 806

This form is required pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18705.5. Each agency must post on its website a single Form 806, which lists all the paid appointed positions to which an official will vote to appoint themselves. This form must be posted prior to a vote (or consent item) to appoint a governing board member if the appointee will participate in the decision and the appointment results in additional income of $250 or more in a 12-month period. Click Here for the completed Form 806.


Policy Development

The Mayor and City Council set overall policy and direction for the City. They exercise planning in the areas of:

  • Operational and financial management
  • Analyze public issues
  • Conduct public hearings and study sessions for citizens
  • Set policy through ordinances, resolutions, and motions

The City's programs and services are established by the adoption of the annual financial plan. New programs and services can only be approved by the City Council.

Meeting Times and Place and Streaming Video


The City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month beginning at 6:00pm in the City Council Chambers, 1515 6th Street, Coachella, CA  92236

For Meeting information - Call 760-398-3502

Click here for City Council agendas

Click here to view streaming video.