Members of the Montclair City Council are elected by Montclair voters. The City Council is the governing body of the City. The membership of the City Council is comprised of the following five elected officials: Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and three Council Members. The Council Members appoint a Mayor Pro Tem following each biennial election. Council Members are elected in even-numbered years for staggered four-year terms.
Council Member Requirements:
· 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.
City Council, Successor Agency, Montclair Housing Authority, and Montclair Housing Corporation Board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month. The public is invited to attend these meetings. City Council meetings reflect the most accessible of our legislative groups in this country. If you've never been to a City Council meeting, please plan to attend one soon.
The City Council Chambers and City offices are located at 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, California 91763. The City Offices are open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The phone number to City Hall is (909) 625-9403.