The Montclair City Council is saddened to announce that Council Member Emeritus Leonard Paulitz passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Pomona Valley Hospital in the company of his six children, and in the thoughts and prayers of innumerable friends.  Leonard, who was preceded in death by the passing of his wife Constance, was 94 years of age.

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City Council Offices

5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763
Each Council Member's office hours vary day-to-day. Please call the staff liaison to request an appointment or leave a message for a particular Council Member. E-mails are received by all Council Members.

About the City Council

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.

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.

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. The list includes the names of the incumbent appointees, the dates of their first appointment, the dates the current terms expires, and the necessary qualifications for the positions. The list also includes the necessary qualifications for each position. Copies are posted at the bulletin boards in front of City Hall and the Montclair Branch Library. Please check vacancy notices for current openings.

Council Committee Liaison Assignments are assignments made of City Council members to serve on Council Committees. The assignments are regularly updated every 2 years during a Council Meeting held after the General Municipal Election, and may be updated throughout the year as necessary.

Additional Council Compensation - FPPC Form 806

Pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission (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 (potential) income of at least $250 in a 12-month period.

City Council FPPC Form 806

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.

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