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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What form of government do we have in El Segundo?

A. The City of El Segundo is a general law city with a Council/Manager form of government. There are seven elected offices -- five Council Members, one Treasurer and one City Clerk. All offices in general law cities are non-partisan.

Q. How do I bring up a subject before a Council meeting?

A. Anyone who wishes to speak on a matter of City interest is invited to attend any Council meeting and speak during the Public Communications portion of the meeting. Items to be part of the agenda must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the next Council meeting.

Q. Who are the elected officials and when are elections held?

A. Council Member Dave Atkinson, Council Member Mike Dugan; Council Member Marie Fellhauer; Mayor Suzanne Fuentes ; Mayor ProTem Carl Jacobson City Clerk Tracy Weaver; and City Treasurer Crista Binder. Elections are held on the first Tuesday in April of even-numbered years.

Q. When and where are City Council meetings held?

A. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. at 350 Main Street in the City Council Chambers

Q. Who are the Council-appointed officials?

A. Council-appointed officials are: City Manager and Mark D. Hensley, City Attorney.

Q. What does a Council do?

A. City Council members establish policy for the City. The City Manager and staff are then responsible for implementing the policy. The City Council adopts an annual budget that establishes City services and service levels; establishes tax rates, license fees, assessments, franchises and other forms of revenue as set forth by Government Code; direct the development of the City by adopting a General Plan and supporting the Zoning Code; authorize contracts and leases, and disposes of City real and personal property.

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