City Council


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • Council Chambers
    2701 Fourth Street
    Ceres, CA 95307

Citizen participation at Council meetings is an essential right of American government. The City Council values citizen input and encourages residents to participate in its meetings.

The City Council welcomes and encourages participation by Ceres residents in City Council meetings. Citizens are given 5 minutes to speak on items not appearing on the Council's regular agenda. Matters which may fall under the jurisdiction of the City Council but not on the posted agenda, may be addressed by the general public, however, California law prohibits any official action by the City Council on items not on its posted agenda. Citizens are encouraged and entitled to address Council on any agenda item subject to the 5 minute provision.

Council meeting broadcasts are now being aired on Charter Cable Channel 2 at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday following the Monday night meeting and replayed at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Information regarding attending Council meetings during COVID.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Strategic Plan Summary

View the Strategic Plan Summary (PDF).                                             

About City Council & Government

Ceres was incorporated as a General Law City on February 25, 1918. Ceres is a full service City providing police, emergency services, parks and recreation, street maintenance, water distribution, wastewater collection, and general government services. The City has a City Council/City Manager form of local government. General Municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. The Mayor is elected at-large by the entire City for a four-year term. Council members are elected by district, by the residents within their respective district, for four-year overlapping terms. The City Council serves as the legislative policy making body.

View the City Council District Map (PDF).

Economic Interests

The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.

The physical address of the FPPC is:

428 J Street
Suite 620
Sacramento, California 95814

The physical address of the City Clerk's Office is:

2220 Magnolia Street
Ceres, CA 95307

The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.