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City Council

Arcadia is a charter city governed by a five-member City Council, with each member serving a four-year term. The Council elects from its membership a Mayor to serve as its presiding officer for a one-year term. 

Arcadia City Charter

The City Council serves as the legislative and policymaking body of the City. They enact all laws and direct such action as required to provide for the general welfare of the community, translating the attitude and ideas of the citizens into municipal action to the end that desired levels of service are provided as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The City Council establishes policy; adopts all Ordinances and Resolutions of the City; reviews and adopts the annual operating budget and five-year capital improvement program; and maintains communications with citizens and other government agencies to provide and obtain information necessary for the operation of the City. The City Manager is employed by the City Council to carry out its policies and to serve as executive officer.

The City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 240 West Huntington Drive, unless otherwise noted. For the benefit of City residents, City Council meetings are broadcast live on cable television - AT&T channel 99 and Spectrum digital channel 15-257 - with daily reruns at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Council meeting can also be checked out from Arcadia Public Library and viewed online.

An agenda package previewing each Council meeting is available for review in the City Clerk's office, the Arcadia Public Library or via the City’s website on each Friday prior to the scheduled meeting. 

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Minutes of all Council meetings that have taken place are available for public review in the City Clerk's office, or via the City’s website.  

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Current Elected City Council Members:

Sho Tay, Mayor 
Term: April 2014 through April 2022

Paul P. Cheng, Mayor Pro Tem
Term: April 2020 through April 2024

Tom Beck, Council Member 
Term: April 2014 through April 2022

Roger Chandler, Council Member
Term: April 2014 through April 2022

April A. Verlato
, Council Member 
Term: April 2016 through April 2024

If you would like to send a message to the entire City Council at the same time, please e-mail: CityCouncil@ArcadiaCA.gov 

Current Elected City Clerk:

Gene Glasco
Term:  April 2016 through April 2024
Published: July 27, 2021