The City Council's advisory bodies are the Planning Commission and the Community Activities Commission. The membership of these bodies is comprised of members appointed by the Mayor upon confirmation of the City Council.
The City Council is also advised by several Council Committees, some of which regularly meet on a monthly basis and provide recommendations to the City Council on routine, special, and extraordinary matters. Committees are made up of two Council Members and staff members to advise as needed. The City Council may also from time to time form Ad Hoc Committees, which meet for specific purposes on an as-needed basis.
The current active Council Committees are:
- Personnel Committee (regular meetings held 1st and 3rd Mondays immediately following the regular City Council meetings, usually around 8:00 p.m.)
- Public Works Committee (regular meetings held 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.)
- Real Estate Committee (regular meetings held 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.)
- Code Enforcement & Public Safety Committee (regular meetings held 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.)
The Montclair Successor Agency Oversight Board, the City's local Oversight Board, was an independent Board that existed from April 25, 2012, until June 30, 2018, and oversaw the dissolution of the City's former Redevelopment Agency (the City acts as the successor to the Redevelopment Agency, and is referred to as the "Successor Agency") and was made up of appointees from the Mayor, the City, and various special taxing districts including schools, utilities, and the County. On July 1, 2018, the Countywide Oversight Board replaced the twenty-six oversight boards created by successor agencies in San Bernardino County.