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Mayor & City Council

 

The City Council consists of the Mayor and four (4) Council Members. The Mayor is directly elected by the voters and has been directly elected since 1978. The Council Members are elected at large. The Mayor and Council Members are the governing body, the decision makers of the City. The City Council makes the laws and sets policies.

The Mayor is president of the City Council and presides at all meetings. He is entitle to, and must vote, but possesses no veto power. He is the official head of the City for ceremonial purposes. But official actions must be taken by a majority of the City Council as a whole or quorum thereof.

The City Council also serves as the Board of Directors for the Atwater Redevelopment Agency, the Atwater Fire Protection District, the Atwater Housing Authority, the Atwater Public Financing Authority, and the Atwater Public Improvement Corporation. The Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and City Clerk serve as officers for each of these boards.

The City has a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City Council directly appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney, who serves as the City’s primary legal advisor. It is the responsibility of the City Manager, with the assistance of City staff, to enforce and carry out the laws and policies set by the City Council.

The City Council and Redevelopment Agency holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers, 750 Bellevue Road, Atwater, California. In the event said meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will be held on the next business day. Adjourned and special meetings may also be held upon appropriate notification.
The public is encouraged to participate in the City’s decision making process and is invited to attend City Council meetings where issues affecting the community are discussed. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, you should contact the Office of the City Clerk at 209 357-6300. Please provide enough time to enable us to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to the meeting.

A variety of business come before the City Council. At the meeting those wishing to address the City Council may do so and the City will keep a formal record of individuals who speak. Speakers may also be called upon by the Mayor as items come up on the agenda. The City Council may place time limits on speakers to ensure that all speakers on an item may be heard. Generally, once the Mayor has ceased public discussion on any item, debate is closed and no further comments will be taken from the audience unless requested by the Mayor.

The City Council holds a public comment session at each meeting to allow individuals to address matters that are not formal agenda items. With few exceptions, the City Council cannot act on unscheduled matters. However, the City Council may choose to refer the matter to staff or schedule an item for formal action at a later date.

Meetings of the Atwater Fire Protection District, the Atwater Housing Authority, the Atwater Public Financing Authority, and the Atwater Public Improvement Corporation, on which the City Council serves as Board Members, will be held at the specified day, time and place only when there are items for consideration by the said Authority, District or Corporation.

Contact

City Administration
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
209-357-6300
msaavedra@atwater.org

 

Council Meeting Videos

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Mayor James Price

Mr. Price was elected as Mayor in 2014. His term as Mayor will expire in November of 2018.

Mr. Price serves as a member of the City Council and as a Board Member of the Board of Directors for the Successor Agency to the Atwater Redevelopment Agency, the Atwater Fire Protection District, the Atwater Housing Authority, the Atwater Public Financing Authority, and the Atwater Public Improvement Corporation.

Mr. Price serves as a member of the 4th of July Committee and to Merced County Association of Governments.

James Price
City Council
Mayor
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
209-357-6300
209-777-0675
209-357-6302
jprice@atwater.org

 

Mayor Pro Tem James Vineyard

Mayor Pro Tem James Vineyard was elected in November 2014. His term will expire in November 2018.

Mr. Vineyard serves as a member to the City of Atwater Audit and Finance Committee, to the Atwater Community Services/Neighborhood Watch Committee and serves as a Police Volunteer. He serves as an alternate member on the League of California Cities Central Valley Division.

James Vineyard
City Council
Mayor Pro Tem
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 9530
209-357-6300
209-769-4050
209-357-6302
jvineyard@atwater.org

 

Council Member Paul Creighton

Council Member Paul Creighton was elected in 2016. His term will expire in November of 2020.

Mr. Creighton serves as a member on the League of California Cities Central Valley Division. He serves as an alternate to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Paul Creighton
City Council
Council Member
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
pcreighton@atwater.org

 

Council Member Brian Raymond

Council Member Brian Raymond was elected in November 2014. His term will expire in 2018.

Mr. Raymond serves as a member on the USP/Atwater Community Liaison Group. He serves as an alternate member on the League of California Cities Central Valley Division and to the Merced County Association of Governments.

Brian Raymond
City Council
City Council Member
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
(209)357-6300
209-676-0671
(209)357-6302
braymond@atwater.org

 

Council Member Cindy Vierra

Council Member Cindy Vierra was elected in November 2016. Her term will expire in November 2020.

Ms. Vierra serves as a member to the City of Atwater Audit and Finance Committee and to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. She serves and as an alternate member on the USP/Atwater Community Liaison Group.

Cindy Vierra
City Council
City Council Member
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301
209-357-6300
cvierra@atwater.org

 

City of Atwater
750 Bellevue Road
Atwater, CA 95301

Email: cityinfo@atwater.org

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