The City Council's main advisory bodies are the Planning Commission and the Community Action Committee. 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 sub-committees, which regularly meet on a monthly basis and provide recommendations to the City Council on routine, special, and extraordinary matters. These sub-committees are made up of two Council Members and staff members as needed.
The currently active sub-committees are:
- Personnel Committee
- Public Works Committee
- Real Estate Committee
- Public Safety Committee
- Code Enforcement Committee.
The Oversight Board is an independent Board that oversees the dissolution of the City's redevelopment agency (the City acts as the successor to the redevelopment agency, and is referred to as "Successor Agency") and is made up of appointees from the Mayor, the City, and various special taxing districts including schools, utilities, and the County.