Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    Meetings—Time and location.

2.08.020    Compensation.

2.08.030    Filling council vacancies.

2.08.010 Meetings—Time and location.

A. The regular meetings of the City Council shall be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each calendar month unless such day is a holiday, in which case the meeting may be held on Tuesday of the same week unless another business day is designated by the City Council or the meeting is canceled. All regular meetings shall occur at the hour of seven p.m. at City Hall, 600 Elm Street, the San Carlos Library, 610 Elm Street, or at locations within the City specified in a resolution of the City Council.

B. A regular meeting of the City Council may be canceled (1) by notice at a prior City Council meeting, or (2) by notice to all of the City Council members of not less than twenty-four hours prior to the meeting date and by notice to the newspapers of general circulation in the City and by posting a notice of cancellation at all locations where public notices are regularly posted by the City.

C. All meetings (including special meetings) shall be adjourned not later than the hour of ten-thirty p.m., unless the City Council by a majority vote of all Councilmembers present at the meeting elect to continue the meeting to a later hour or to reconvene at a later date. (Ord. 1459 § 2, 2013: Ord. 1449 § 2 (part), 2012: Ord. 1334 § 1, 2004: Ord. 754 § 1, 1974)

2.08.020 Compensation.

Effective December 11, 2018, City Councilmembers shall receive monthly salary of five hundred and sixty dollars per month in accordance with Government Code Section 36516. (Ord. 1534 § 2, 2018:Ord. 1449 § 2 (part), 2012: Ord. 996 § 1, 1988: Ord. 896 § 1, 1981)

2.08.030 Filling council vacancies.

A.    Purpose. From time to time vacancies occur during the term of a City Councilmember that require the City Council to fill the vacancy either by appointment or special election pursuant to Government Code Section 36512(b). Pursuant to Government Code Section 36512(c) the City Council by ordinance may provide that a person filling a vacancy on the City Council holds office only until the date of a special election which shall be called to fill the remainder of the term. The Government Code further provides that the special election may be held on the date of the next regularly established election or regularly scheduled municipal election to be held throughout the City not less than one hundred fourteen days from the call of the special election.

B.    Filling a Vacancy. When a vacancy occurs in the elective office of City Councilmember, during the term thereof, the vacancy shall be filled as follows:

1.    A special election shall be called within sixty days of the occurrence of the vacancy (Government Code Section 36512(b)).

2.    The City Council may within sixty days of the occurrence of a vacancy appoint a person to fill the vacancy who is qualified to hold the office, and that person shall hold the office until the time of the special election (Government Code Sections 36512(b) and (c)(3)).

3.    The special election shall be held on the next regularly established election date, or date of the regularly established general municipal election to be held throughout the City, not less than one hundred fourteen days from the call of the special election (Government Code Section 36512(c)(3)). (Ord. 1449 § 2 (part), 2012: Ord. 1273 § 1, 1999)