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City Council


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.

At their regular meeting December 4, 2014, the City Council of the City of Coachella reorganized. The current City Council is as follows:

Steven Hernandez
November 2016
Betty Sanchez
November 2018
V. Manuel Pérez November 2018
Emmanuel Martinez
November 2016
Magdalena Zepeda
November 2016




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.