The City Council for the City of Lakeport, comprised of five council members, provides policy direction to the City Manager. The Council adopts ordinances to control the affairs of the City. The Council oversees the fiscal affairs of the City and approves and adopts the annual City budget. The Council also provides policy direction for the enforcement of City ordinances and may pass emergency ordinances for the immediate preservation or protection of public health, property, or safety. The Council enters into contracts and cooperative or joint activities with other government bodies.
In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, council members serve as committee members on various agencies and committees and attend numerous other meetings, including the Lake County/City Area Planning Council, the Lake County Solid Waste Management Task Force, the Lake County Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Authority, the SB 621 Indian Gaming Funds Committee, the Local Agency Formation Commission, and the Lake County Airport Land Use Commission.
The City Council is elected to staggered four-year terms. There is an election each November of even numbered years with either two or three seats up for election.
The Council selects a mayor and mayor pro tem from among its members to serve a one-year term. The mayor presides over the Council meetings, which are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Normally, Council meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 225 Park Street. The public is invited to attend all Council meetings.
The City Council of the City of Lakeport is comprised of the following:
Tom Engstrom, Mayor
Stacey Mattina, Mayor Pro Tem
Kenneth Parlet, Council Member
Martin Scheel, Council Member
Marc Spillman, Council Member