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The City Council is the governing body of the City. The Mayor and four Members of the City Council are elected by Montclair voters. The Council Members appoint one of their fellow Members to serve as Mayor Pro Tem following each biennial election. Council Members are elected in even-numbered years for staggered four-year terms.

Current City Council

 Mayor Eaton Council Photo 2015
   Carolyn Raft 2015 Council Photo

Paul M. Eaton
Mayor

 

Carolyn Raft
Mayor Pro Tem


 Term: Dec. 2014 - Nov. 2018

Appointed 1995,
First Elected 1998

 

 
Term: Dec. 2016 - Nov. 2020

First Elected 1992

John Dutrey 2015 Council Photo

 

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Bill Ruh 2015 Council Photo

John Dutrey
Council Member

 

Trisha Martinez
Council Member

 

Bill Ruh
Council Member


Term: Dec. 2016 - Nov. 2020

First Elected 1996

 


Term: Dec. 2014 - Nov. 2018

First Elected 2014

 

Term: Dec. 2014 - Nov. 2018
First Elected 1998

 

Required Qualifications for Mayor and City Council Members

Must reside in and be a qualified elector (registered voter) of Montclair for a period of not less than 30 days prior to the filing of nomination papers.Proof of residency required.

  • Must reside in Montclair during term of office.Any member moving out of Montclair during the term automatically forfeits office.
  • Shall not hold any other City office or City employment during the term for which he or she is elected to the Council.
  • Must declare under oath to accept the office in the event of election and to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California.

In 1977, the City Council established the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency. In June 2011, Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature dissolved all redevelopment agencies in California.Therefore, all redevelopment and housing programs once offered by the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency had to be suspended and dissolved. As part of the dissolution process, the City Council assumed responsibility as the City of Montclair Successor Agency to the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency and the Montclair Housing Authority was created as the successor agency to dissolve all housing programs as mandated by the state. The members of the City Council are recognized as the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Board Members of the Successor Agency and Montclair Housing Authority. In addition, the City Council acts as the Board of Directors for the Montclair Housing Corporation which owns and operates 99 units of affordable housing.

 

Local Appointment List and Committee/Liaison Assignments:

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54972, the City Council prepares a Local Appointment List containing all regular and ongoing boards, commissions, and committees which are appointed by the legislative body of the local agency. 

Appointive Terms:  The list includes the name of the incumbent appointee, the date of the appointment, the date the term expires, and the necessary qualifications for the position.

Boards, Commissions: and Committees: The list includes boards, commissions, and committees whose members serve at the pleasure of the City Council and the necessary qualifications for each position.

Local Appointment List (Updated July 2016)

Committee/Liaison Assignments are updated every 2 years during a Council Meeting held after the General Municipal Election.

2016-18 City Council Liaison Assignments (Updated March 2017)

 

Additional Council Compensation - FPPC Form 806

Pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18705.5, each agency must post on its website a single Form 806 which lists all the paid appointed positions to which an official will vote to appoint themselves.  When there is a change in compensation or a new appointment, the Form 806 is updated to reflect the change.  The form is required if the appointment results in additional income of at least $250 in a 12-month period.

Form 806 - March 22, 2017

 

Successor Redevelopment Agency, Montclair Housing Authority, and Montclair Housing Corporation Board of Directors

In 1977, the City Council established the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency. In June 2011, Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature dissolved all redevelopment agencies in California. Therefore, all redevelopment and housing programs once offered by the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency had to be suspended and dissolved. As part of the dissolution process, the City assumed responsibility as the Successor to the City of Montclair Redevelopment Agency ("Successor Agency") and the Montclair Housing Authority was created as the successor entity to dissolve all housing programs as mandated by the state. The members of the City Council are recognized as the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Board Members of the Successor Agency and Montclair Housing Authority. In addition, the City Council acts as the Board of Directors for the Montclair Housing Corporation which owns and operates 99 units of affordable housing.